Education Technology

Areas In Intervals

Published on 10/24/2011

Activity Overview

Students use several methods to determine the probability of a given normally distributed value being in a given interval. First, they use the Integral tool to find areas under the curve and to the left of given values. Students continue the activity to find probabilities for which the corresponding area is greater than a given value, and then they conclude the activity by finding areas between z scores.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the information on the first page. Download and distribute the attached .tns file and Student Worksheet for use during the activity. A .tns file containing expected student results is also available for download.

During the Activity

Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

After the Activity

Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.