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Graphs of Continuous Distributions

Updated on 09/07/2022

Activity Overview

This activity focuses on graphs of probability density functions for continuous random variables, including the normal and standard normal distributions.

Objectives

The activity helps highlight the difference between discrete and continuous probability distributions, in part by taking a calculus approach to various calculations. 

Vocabulary

  • Mean
  • Variance / Standard Deviation
  • Integral Calculus

About the Lesson

This activity focuses on graphs of probability density functions for continuous random variables, including the normal and standard normal distributions. Students explore the mean, variance, total probability (=1) and calculate other associated probabilities.