How Random Is the iPod’s Shuffle?

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Shuffle the resource into your lesson repertoire. Scholars use randomly-generated iPod Shuffle playlists to develop ideas about randomness. They use a new set of playlists to confirm their ideas, and then decide whether the iPod randomly generated a third set of playlists.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class research other random variables using their generated ideas
Classroom Considerations

  • No iPod is necessary, as the resource includes simulated playlists
  • Some familiarity with randomness is beneficial

  • Provides some possible extension activities
  • Includes handouts and worksheets for the lesson

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