Suppose that historically, a shooting has occurred in Los Angeles an average of once every 6 hours. Suppose that Charlie is interested in the probability of 2 shootings occurring in a given 24-hour period. He could use a Poisson distribution to find that
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher page.
During the Activity
Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.
After the Activity
Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page