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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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Average: 2.9 (247 votes)
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Shodor
Cataloger: 
Carolyn Cuff
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Shodor
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"Interactivate by Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License"

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