Lesson Plan: The Mean and Standard Deviation of a Binomial Distribution Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives and prerequisites of the lesson teaching students how to calculate the mean and standard deviation of a binomial random variable.


Students will be able to

  • know the definitions of mean, median, expected value, variance, and standard deviation for binomial random variables,
  • calculate the mean of a binomial distribution,
  • calculate the variance and standard deviation of a binomial distribution.


Students should already be familiar with

  • the mean, median, and standard deviation of a data set,
  • the concept of a probability distribution.

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