Education Technology

Is it Rare?

Published on 11/29/2011

Activity Overview

Students use the Poisson distribution to determine the probabilities for various numbers of hurricanes hitting the United States in a given year. Students will also explore the graph of the Poisson distribution and how it behaves.

Key Steps

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    Students will use the built-in Poisson Distribution function to calculate the probability of 15 hurricanes hitting the US in one year.