
Elementary School  Grades 46

P=Project E=Experiment

A statistical estimation of the No. of headwords in a dictionary and the size of your vocabulary.
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Prove whether or not the birthday paradox holds true by looking at random groups of 23 or more people.
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Determine what happens when a test with two equallylikely outcomes is performed only a small number of times.
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Estimate the number of beans in small, medium, and large populations to test if estimates are more accurate for small or large populations.
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Test if the probability of drawing a particular card from a deck depends upon the number of that type of card in the deck.
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Determine if the shape of a die affects the fairness of the roll.
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The Effect of Number of Sides on the Fairness of a Die (Dice)
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Determine if flipping a coin is truly random.
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Determine if oddsmakers' predictions about sporting events ere accurate.
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How many times do you have to drop ten quarters, while redropping all the ones that land on heads until you get all tails?
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An unbiased college football division 1A ranking system
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Do traffic signals decrease the amount of auto accidents?
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How accurately the egg producers measure their eggs?
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Making estimations in measurement
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Have popular books changed to use simpler language over the past century?
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Middle/High School  Grades 712

P=Project E=Experiment

Measure the distance balls travel when launched from a catapult, and use the results to construct a histogram and assess the catapult's reliability.
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Study the basic theory of combinatorial games using the game of Nim as an example
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Semantic Image Retrieval: Learning Gaussian Mixture Models of Semantic Concepts using ExpectationMaximization
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A simple statistical analysis of the frequency of colors of M&M's in a bag
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A Probability Problem with Theoretical Solution and Monte Carlo Simulations
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Study the variants of the Josephus Problem and properties of the graphs produced by these variants.
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Prove the best strategy for playing HiLo using basic probability.
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A Combinatorial Interpretation of the Homotopy Groups of Finite Topologies
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Test the probabilities of rolling certain combinations of dice in rollplaying games.
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The Chances of Guessing Correctly on a Multiple Choice Exam
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See if the lottery numbers are predictable.
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Determine if the Monty Hall Theory, created by Marilyn vos Savont, is mathematically correct.
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The Randomness of Card Shuffling: Manual vs. Automatic
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Can a Computer Generate Random Numbers Accurately?
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Determine if it is reasonable in Blackjack to act differently with a 2card 16 than with a 3card 16 against a dealers 10
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Determine whether a particular area surveyed statistically represents the slightly larger area surrounding it.
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Determine if the probability of picking the right object is better by switching your initial choice with a variant of the shell game, where one choice that is for sure wrong is removed by the person in charge and shown to you after you make your first guess.
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Do Random Number Generators Follow Benford's Law?
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Determine whether multiplication, exponentiation, or addition will force a set of random numbers [0,1] to conform to Benford's Law.
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How large a survey sample must be to get an accurate representation of a whole population?
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Pascal like Triangle, Sierpinski like Gaskets and Fibonacci like Sequences.
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What would happen with the use of different base numbers in a Debruijn Sequence?
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A pattern of numbers that involve radicals and Pascal's triangle.
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A Comparison of transect and radial sampling methods
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Comparing methods of biostatistical sampling
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Is there a correlation between money spent on middle school students and their performance in high school?
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Determine if the use of a Gaussian probability device actually follows a repeatable, predictable model of a bell curve.
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Streaks in baseball: A matter of chance?
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Which method of bioassay, radial sampling or transectline sampling, will prove to be a more accurate representation of the whole population sampled.
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Can people choose truly random numbers?
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Discover if the normal curve applies to sets of large data.
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How do the dimensions of a baseball stadium affect batting statistics.
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Is there such a thing as streakiness in baseball?
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Predictive Analysis using Linear Regression
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The validity of Benford's Law and how it can be applied in real life situations.
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Test Benford's Law and Zipf's Law, to see if they actually work.
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Useful Links

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Science Fair Projects Resources
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Mathematics Resources
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Citation Guides, Style Manuals, Reference
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