Published on 12/02/2011

#### Activity Overview

This lesson involves binomial trials, distributions, and probabilities. Students can create the tns file following the steps in Binomial_Pdf_Create_Eye_Color, or they can use the premade file Binomial_Pdf_Eye_Color.tns

#### Objectives

- Students will identify a situation involving binomial trials.
- Students will observe that a binomial distribution is a function of both sample size and the probability of a success.
- Students will interpret a table of binomial probabilities.
- Student will answer probability questions using the graph of a binomial model for a random variable involving binomial trials.

#### Vocabulary

- binomial distribution
- expected value
- probability

#### About the Lesson

This lesson involves binomial trials, distributions, and probabilities. Students can create the tns file following the steps in Binomial_Pdf_Create_Eye_Color, or they can use the premade file Binomial_Pdf_Eye_Color.tns

As a result, students will:

- For a binomial distribution with a given sample size and probability of success
- find the probability of specific outcomes from a spreadsheet of values.
- find the probability of specific outcomes from the graph.
- Find the probability of mutually exclusive events from a graph or spreadsheet.
- Change the sample size and the probability of a success and find the probability of specific outcomes.
- Analyze how the probabilities change as the sample size increases and as the probability of a success increases.