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Students explore the concept of binomial distribution. In this binomial distribution lesson, students perform binomial distributions on a number of problems in this lecture lesson. Students find the mean and variance of binomial distributions.
Students investigate some of the math skills an actuary would use.  In this secondary mathematics lesson, students investigate Bernoulli trials and binomial distributions as they solve probability problems. 
Using graphs and colorful annotations, Sal makes probability a thrill to behold in this video about binomial distribution. He takes students through additional practice so that they can "get the hang of the binomial distribution" before he begins to teach about normal distribution.
After watching Sal lead up to the finer points of probability in the previous videos, students get a chance to see him grapple with some truly complex problems. He shows viewers how to see these problems as "intuitive" by giving the answer first, and then demonstrating how he arrived there.
Moving from coins to basketball, Sal explores binomial probability distribution again in this review video. Students who are familiar with the ins and outs of basketball will be able to make a real-life connection to the concepts presented in the video.
In this binomial distribution activity, students explore real-life situations and the probability of a given outcome. They use probability distribution to organize data and arrive at the predicted results. This one-page activity contains 3 multi-step problems. Statistics to compile data are given at cited websites.
In this binomial distribution worksheet, 9th graders solve and complete 5 different types of problems. First, they compute the probability of successes using the binomial formula. Then, students find the probability that out of a given number they determine the outcome.
Sal trades in his trusty calculator for an Excel spreadsheet in this probability video. Students who need to see math problems graphically represented will appreciate how clear-cut and understandable this video is - and might possibly be motivated to master Excel calculations as well.
If your students watch only one video on probability, make it this one. Sal's expertise is evident in the way he integrates the concepts from the previous videos, such as discrete and continuous probability distributions, as well as the way he introduces binomial distribution. Students who struggle with the more nuanced parts of probability will walk away from this video with new understanding.
Students explore the concept of poison distributions. In this poison distribution lesson, students construct poison distributions by surveying the number of cars that pass a point in a specific amount of time. Students find poison distributions of telephone calls and customers in the post office within a given amount of time.
Pupils calculate the normal distribution. In this statistics lesson plan, students use the normal distribution to estimate binomial distributions. They define when to use NP and n(1-p) to make approximations.
Learners review previous lessons on mean, variance, standard deviation, and expected value. They utlize formulas for these characteristics that are specifically designed for the binomial distribution. Students discuss the similarities and differences between the formulas for finding the mean, variance and standard deviation for any discrete probability function and for binomial distributions.
Students review basic probability concepts and examine the binomial probablity distribution. Using the binomial distribution, they identify and explain the criteria that must be satisfied to use it. They practice solving problems with the formula and calculate the mean, variance and standard deviation.
A week's worth of teaching on the Binomial Theorem. Lesson examples and a plethora of worksheets included. Learners find coefficients of specific terms within binomial expansions using notation of factorials and then apply these skills in using the Binomial Theorem to find solutions to practical applications.
Sal's lesson begins with a word problem about the number of cars that pass by a certain point at any given time. Using (and explaining) the Poisson Process, Sal outlines the necessary assumptions and "mathematical tools" to solve this problem, which he continues in the next video.
Continuing his discussion of the Poisson Distribution (or Process) from the previous video, Sal takes students through the derivation of the traffic problem he had begun. The math gets gritty in this video as Sal takes out the graphic calculator to solve the problem.
In this statistical process control activity, students solve and complete 15 various types of problems. First, they estimate the standard deviation of the given process. Then, students use the target value as a center line and draw a control chart that plots the means. They also, determine the probability of an occurring process on target.
Students design models to simulate actual events using a random number generator on a calculator. They estimate the likelihood of a particular outcome using results of simulations. Answer Key included.
Eleventh graders investigate binomial probabilities.  In this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders conduct a hand-on experiment of rolling a die and keeping track of the numbers of successes and failures.  They then simulate the experiment using the TI-nspire handheld and compare experimental probability to theoretical probability. 
Students experiment and compare results of two populations. In this men and women populations lesson, students examine the difference in hand span for men and women.  Students calculate a norm based on their results. Students complete additional problems to find the norm.

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