Normal Distribution

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Does the size of the bin matter? The resource allows pupils to explore the relationship between the normal curve and histograms. Learners view histograms compared to a normal curve with a set standard deviation. Using the interactive, users change the size of the bins to determine whether a better fit to the normal curve exists.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct an activity where class members collect large quantities of measurements and create histograms
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should understand the relationship of the shape of a histogram and the size of the bin
  • Individuals need to have a basic understanding of standard deviation
Pros

  • Provides links to related resources
  • Allows the user to set the standard deviation either graphically or numerically
Cons

  • None