Education Technology

Using a Spreadsheet to Explore Binomial Distribution

Published on 05/26/2009

Activity Overview

In Problem 1 users of this activity will learn to use a number of the features of a spreadsheet to compute the mean and standard deviation for a general discrete probability distribution.

In Problem 2 users will follow the procedures utilized in Problem 1 to solve the given problem.

In Problem 3 users will discover an alternative method for computing the mean and standard deviation of a binomial distribution.

In Problem 4 users will continue to vary parameters of the binomial distribution.

Before the Activity

All directions for the activity are included in the attached teacher worksheet.

During the Activity

Student directions are on the attached student worksheet to be used in conjunction with the .tns file attached