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The central limit theorem, explained with bunnies and dragons

Scientific concepts can be hard to grasp without some kind of real world example. So why not make them cute or magical examples?

Animator Shuyi Chiou and the folks at CreatureCast give an adorable introduction to the central limit theorem – an important concept in probability theory that can reveal normal distributions i.e. bell curves across data that does not appear to fit a normal distribution curve.

Originally created for The New York Times.

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You can see the entire CreatureCast series at the New York Times.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.