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International Baccalaureate Mathematics

Statistics and Probability

These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Binomial distribution. Mean and variance of the binomial distribution".

Here are some specific activities, investigations or visual aids we have picked out. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

Here are some exam-style questions on this statement:

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The Guidance and clarification notes in the syllabus state that "In examinations, binomial probabilities should be found using available technology. Not required: Formal proof of mean and variance."

If you use the TI-Nspire calculator you can find instructions on the GDC Essentials page.

Additional note: The so-called "Pascal’s triangle" was known to the Chinese mathematician Yang Hui much earlier than Pascal.

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