Pi Buffon's Needle and Geometric Probability
A worksheet to conduct trials of Buffon's needle experiment to get an approximate value of pie. Worksheet includes some background on the experiment, although further reading is reccomended. A table to record results and a grid to drop tooth picks on. Toothpicks need to be less than 6cm in length and the students can be given any amount and should be encouraged to see how the number of toothpicks tossed affects results.


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Created: Jul 21, 2016

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