## INSTRUCTIONS:- Select the number of dice (1, 2 or 3) to use by clicking on the appropriate checkbox.
- Set the number of rolls the simulation should run by clicking on the up/down triangles.
- Click on 'RUN' to start the simulation.
- The red bars on the graph will track the relative frequencies of each possible dice total.
- A normal curve will be overlayed onto the bar chart if you are using 2 or 3 dice.
- Click on the question mark in the lower-left corner for more help with the
controls.
## ABOUT MONTE CARLO:Monte Carlo was one of our first NIM (Networked Interactive Multimedia) educational simulations. Using it, students could conduct probability experiments by setting certain parameters of the simulation (such as the number of dice to roll, the number of rolls per round, etc. ), and then analyzing a display of the frequencies of the various dice totals. In conjunction with an instructional module, Monte Carlo provided an avenue for active exploration of the Normal Distribution, perhaps the most important distribution in all of statistics. Developing a solid understanding of its properties is crucial as it forms the foundation for many more complex concepts Monte Carlo's raison d'etre was stated in the promotional literature which accompanied it 'There are literally thousands of textbooks on statistics. Many of these textbooks
are very good. However, just as in many other subjects, developing a solid comprehension
of statistical concepts requires ## SAMPLE EXPERIMENT:## Step 1:Click on the ## Step 2:Click on the ## Step 3:Click on If you need some assistance with the different displays and controls, activate the help function by clicking on the question mark in the lower-left hand corner of the Monte Carlo screen. ## Step 4:Now it's time to increase the number of rolls before the simulation pauses.
This will let you see how the graph evolves over a high number of rolls without
having to spend all day rolling one die at a time. Click on the triangle pointing
## Step 5:This time, when you click Keep rolling the dice (by clicking ## Step 6:Try it again. Click on the When it pauses, is the graph roughly flat again? |

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