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Earthquakes and the Poisson Distribution

Earthquakes and the Poisson Distribution

This activity, from the Real World Learning Objects Resource Library, teaches students to "collect data from the U.S. Geological Survey website, construct a frequency distribution and histogram, calculate descriptive statistics, and find Poisson probabilities." This site explains the 50-minute activity, complete with learning goals, step-by-step classroom procedures, materials, assessment activities, and resources for further information. The...

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