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Home Land Security

Activity Overview

The student investigates the probability of having their luggage searched at an airport. The conditions and use of Binomial and Geometric Distributions are analyzed. The activity is extended into Inference for Proportions (beginning with question 10).

Before the Activity

Download HomeLandSecurity.tns to student handhelds.
Make copies of Student Worksheet
Print Teacher's Guide

During the Activity

See Teacher's Guide
Small Groups suggested

After the Activity

Use as springboard for class discussion regarding the validity of the Proportion formula for finding standard deviation for porportions.