STATWORDS: INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS

Normal and Binomial Distributions

The resources below were chosen to align with the Clackamas Community College statistics curriculum.

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Continuous Random Variables

Intro to continuous random variables
SurfStat Australia

Continuous random variables and their pdf graphs
Khan Academy

 

The Normal Distribution

Intro to the normal distribution and calculating normal probabilities
StatTrek

The idea behind the normal distribution
Khan Academy

The normal distribution and the empirical rule revisited
Khan Academy

Interactive web page: Comparing normal distribution graphs
onlinestatbook.com

Application of the normal distribution: Financial markets and "Tail Risk"
onlinestatbook.com

Computing Normal Probabilities

Using the standard normal table
StatTrek

Calculating normal probabilities on the TI-83 or TI-84
AGodboldMath

Excel video: Calculating normal probabilities
brucesimmons.com

Excel video: Using the NORMSINV function
brucesimmons.com

Practice calculating normal probabilities using a table, part 1
Khan Academy

Practice calculating normal probabilities using a table, part 2
Khan Academy

Binomial Probabilities (aka Bernoulli Trials)

Binomial setting and the formula for binomial probabilities
StatTrek

Finding binomial probabilities on a TI calculator
Tompkins Cortland CC

Finding binomial probabilities on a TI calculator
Scott Stevens

Excel video: Finding basic binomial probabilities
brucesimmons.com

Excel video: Finding two-step binomial probabilities
brucesimmons.com

Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation of a Binomial Random Variable

 

Mean, variance, and standard deviation of a binomial random variable, part 1
Khan Academy

Mean, variance, and standard deviation of a binomial random variable, part 2
Khan Academy

 

The Reasoning for the Binomial pdf Formula

 

The Binomial pdf Formula, part 1
Khan Academy

The Binomial pdf Formula, part 2
Khan Academy

 

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