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A Level Mathematics Syllabus Statement

Statistical distributions

Syllabus Content

Understand and use simple, discrete probability distributions (calculation of mean and variance of discrete random variables is excluded), including the binomial distribution, as a model; calculate probabilities using the binomial distribution

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If you use the TI-Nspire calculator you can find instructions for performing binomial distribution calculations 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.

If you use a TI-Nspire GDC there are instructions useful for this topic.

This Binomial Distribution Video is from Revision Village and is aimed at students taking the IB Maths Standard level course.

This Bicen Maths video clip shows everything you need to memorise on this topic for A Level Statistics.

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