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View Resource Normal Approximation to Poisson Distribution

This applet demonstrates the Normal approximation to the Poisson Distribution. Users can set the rate, lambda (λ), and the number of trials, n, and observe how the shape of the distribution changes. The Poisson distribution is shown in blue, and the Normal distribution is shown in red.
View Resource Binomial Distribution

This lesson introduces the binomial distribution and its properties and calculations. A multiple choice test is given at the end.
View Resource Cartoon: The Geometric Distribution

A cartoon to teach about the Geometric distribution. Cartoon by John Landers ( based on an idea from Pat McCann (Franklin Universiity). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.
View Resource Song: One is the Likeliest Number

A song to teach about Benford's Law for the probability distribution of first digits in real data. The lyrics are copyright by Lawrence Mark Lesser as a parody of Harry Nilsson's "One" made popular in 1969 by Three Dog Night. "One is the Likeliest Number" was first published in the Spring 2011 issue of Teaching Statistics. Free for use in non-profit education settings.
View Resource Galton's Board or Quincunx

This applet demonstrates the Binomial distribution by simulating Galton's Board, dropping balls through a triangular array of nails. When a ball hits a nail, it has a 50 percent chance of falling to the left or the right. Because Galton's Board consists of a series of experiments, the piles under the board are the sum of n random variables, where n is the number of rows of nails on the board.
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