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Walker Maths 3.14 Probability Distributions Workbook 2nd Edition

By | Copyright Year:2020 | ISBN-13: 9780170446938

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What are probability distributions?
Discrete vs continuous random variables
The language of probability
True probability, experimental probability and theoretical (model) probability

Discrete random variables
1. General distributions
Describing distributions
Calculating the mean, standard deviation and variance of distributions
Linear combinations of a discrete random variable: expectation algebra
Linear combinations of several discrete distributions: expectation algebra
2. The Poisson distribution
Applications of the Poisson distribution
Inverse Poisson problems
3. The binomial distribution
Inverse binomial problems

Continuous random variables
1. The normal distribution
Sketching normal distributions
The standard normal distribution
Reading normal distribution tables
Calculating probabilities
Inverse normal distribution
Mixed normal distribution problems
Continuity correction
2. The rectangular (continuous uniform) distribution
3. The triangular distribution

Practice questions
Binomial distribution
Poisson distribution
Normal distribution

Mix and match activity


Charlotte Walker BEd, GradDipTchLn, MHealSc. Charlotte has nine years' experience in teaching Mathematics, and is currently Assistant HOD of Mathematics and Dean of Year 9 at Darfield High School.

Victoria Walker BSc (Hons), GradDipTchLn.Victoria has twenty years' experience in teaching Mathematics, and is currently Teacher of Mathematics and Specialist Classroom Teacher at Riccarton High School. She has received a Jim Campbell award for teaching excellence (2003) and an Ernest Duncan award in Mathematics (2007).