• Chapter 6 – Probability Distributions

When students have completed this lesson they should be able to:

• Understand what a discrete random variable is
• Know the properties of a discrete random variable
• Construct a probability distribution table for a discrete random variable
• When students have completed this lesson they should be able to:

Chapter 7 – The Binomial Distribution

When students have completed this lesson they should be able to:

• Know the conditions necessary for a random variable to have a binomial distribution
• Calculate probabilities for a binomial distribution
• What the parameters of a binomial distribution are

Chapter 8 – Expectation and Variance of a Random Variable

When students have completed this lesson they should be able to:

• Know the meaning of the notation E(X) and Var(X)
• Calculate the mean, E(X), of a random variable X
• Calculate the variance, Var(X), of a random variable X
• Use the formulae E(X) = np and Var(X) = np(1-p) for a binomial distribution