## Birthday Problem: Teacher's Notes

This activity is appropriate for students at the middle or
high school level. Though it uses a computer simulation, that is
not meant to replace activities that use a manipulatives.

A good extension of this activity would be to simulate the
birth month problem using either a 12-sided die or a coin and a
die to get random numbers between one and twelve and create a
chart for the birth month problem similar to the one on the explanation page for the the birthday
problem.

This page has been found by many students. Becky Schmoyer from
Boyertown Area
Senior High School used these pages for
a paper on the
Birthday problem.

Send any comments or questions to George Reese.

Have Fun!

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