The Spaghetti Problem

Jonaki, Ghosh (2022) The Spaghetti Problem. At Right Angles (13). pp. 64-71. ISSN 2582-1873

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The topic of probability forms an important part of the school mathematics curriculum. It is introduced in middle school and is revisited in detail in senior secondary school. Though the concepts of probability can be taught using practical examples, these are usually restricted to tossing of coins, rolling of dice and shuffling playing cards. There are many interesting problems, which can be introduced to enliven the teaching of probability and enable students to explore the fundamental concepts. In this article, we shall explore such a problem called The Spaghetti Problem using the spreadsheet MS Excel.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Jonaki, Ghosh
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Probability, simulation, spreadsheets
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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