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A-level Maths (Edexcel) Stats tables for normal distribution?

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by ladyloz, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. ladyloz

    ladyloz New commenter

    Hi. I'm helping some A-level students prepare for their exams under the new syllabus obviously and when I look up the stats tables for Edexcel the Normal (Z) distribution cumulative frequency tables aren't there any more - are students all now expected to use their calculator for this or am I missing something?

    (Using a calculator does seem less old fashioned but some nervous students did use to prefer to use the tables)
  2. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    Yes they should now use their calculators to do the normal distribution and also the binomial distribution. Once they get used to using the calculator it is easier.
  3. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    As a minimum they need this calculator or a graphical calculator.
    CASIO FX-991EX

  4. ladyloz

    ladyloz New commenter

    That's brilliant Thank you. It does make more sense to use the calculator (now I feel really old that I ever used a look up table!).

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