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Chapter 6 - Day 12

Questions to be Sure to Include
• Many of the learning targets can be addressed within a single context. Create a context with a nice probability distribution and you can ask several questions within that context.

• One contextual question that deals with transforming and combining random variables. I like the temperature conversion from Fahrenheit to Celsius for transforming variables and monthly sales for combining random variables.

• One question where students have the option of using a binomial distribution or a normal approximation to calculate a probability. Let them choose which approach and give full credit for both approaches (just make sure they check the Large Counts condition if they use the Normal approximation.)

• One inferential thinking question. So maybe students use the binomial distribution to figure out the probability a free throw shooter makes 9 or more free throws out of 10 and then assess whether this happening would be convincing evidence that a player shoots better than 60%.

• Don’t be afraid to ask a Chapter 5 probability question on this test if it fits.

• At least one old AP question.  There are many to choose from and they are very accessible for students after completing this chapter.