Computing Probabilities for the Standard Normal Distribution: The FDA and Food Safety

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To recall or not to recall, that is the question. Using provided data, pupils calculate the percent of people that may fall ill on average. The scholars determine the standard deviation based upon the mean and the empirical rule, then use the information to decide whether a given percentage is great enough to warrant a recall.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct a mini-lesson on how to use the symmetry of the normal distribution to calculate probabilities
Classroom Considerations
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  • The class should understand the normal distribution and standard deviation
Pros
  • The interactive provides a visual display of the percentages at given numbers of standard deviations
  • Learners can view the correct answer
Cons
  • None
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