Contact information and References for Monty's Dilemma

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The simulation is written by George Reese.

It was the tool used for a study by Jesse "Jay"
Wilkins and George Reese.

The pedagogical persuasiveness of simulation in situations of
uncertainty** ,** Proceedings of the
Twentieth Annual Meeting North American Chapter of the
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education,
November 1998. Wilkins, J. L. M. & Reese, G. C. (1998). Vol.
1, (p. 411).

In the study we examined the effectiveness of this computer simulation in changing students' decision-making in conditions of uncertainty. For a copy of the paper contact Jay Wilkins at wilkins@vt.edu.

The Monty's Dilemma problem has been the subject of many articles. Here are a few.

- Engel, E., & Venetoulias, A. (1991). Monty Hall's
probability puzzle.
__Chance, 4__(Spring), 6-9. - Morgan, J. P., Chaganty, N.
R., Dahiya, R. C., & Doviak, M. J. (1991). Let's make
a deal: The player's dilemma.
__The American Statistician, 45__(4), 284-287. - Shaughnessy, M. J., & Dick, T. (1991). Monty's
dilemma: Should you stick or switch?
__Mathematics Teacher, 85__(April), 252-256.

In addition, here are some references for the probability underlying the problem.

- Konold, C. (1994). Teaching
probability through modeling real-world problems.
__Mathematics Teacher, 87__(4), 233-235. - Shaughnessy, M. J. (1991).
Misconceptions of probability: From systematic errors to
systematic experiments and decisions. In A. P. Shulte
& J. R. Smart (Eds.),
__Teaching statistics and probability, 1981 yearbook of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics__(pp. 90-100). Reston, VA: NCTM. - Travers, K. J. (1981). Using
Monte Carlo methods to teach probability and statistics.
In A. P. Shulte (Ed.),
__Teaching statistics and probability__(Vol. 1981 Yearbook, pp. 210-219). Reston, Virginia: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. - Watkins, A. E. (1981). Monte
Carlo simulation: Probability the easy way. In A. P.
Shulte (Ed.),
__Teaching Statistics and Probability__(pp. 203-209). Reston, Virginia: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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