# Buffon's Needle - preservice teacher education

Goal - estimate $$\pi$$. Experiment shows dropping a needle on lined paper to get an estimate of $$\pi$$. Links to various Math Standards are included. A statement that says "By using calculus, one can prove (as people first discovered in the eighteenth century) that the probability of a hit is $$2/\(\Pi$$" with no further explanation is given.
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http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/Buffon/
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Shodor
Cataloger:
Carolyn Cuff
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Shodor
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