Approximate Binomial With Normal

**Monday Lesson:**

Introduction to Normal Distribution

**Monday Lesson Objective:**

To be able to use a Classwiz calculator to perform calculations associated with use of the Normal Distribution.

**Tuesday Lesson Objective:**

To be able to calculate parameters of Normal Distribution

**Wednesday Lesson Objective:**

To be able to:

- Approximate the Binomial with the Normal
- Apply a continuity correction

Here is the advice provided to Edexcel A-Level Maths markers for the June 2018 Pure Mathematics papers. You will find it useful when using official mark schemes to self-mark questions you do from past papers.

Three short video clips to teach you how to use the Normal Distribution functions on your calculator:

Normal Distribution 1 (1:18)

Normal Distribution 2 (1:51)

Normal Distribution 3 (1:37)

Conditional Probability

**Monday Lesson Objective:**

To be able to use set notation within Venn diagrams.

Exercise 2A

**Tuesday Lesson Objective:**

To be able to state the formulae for:

- Independent events
- Conditional probability

**Wednesday Lesson**

Two-Way Tables and Venn Diagrams

**Lesson Objective:**

To be able to divide polynomials by both linear and quadratic expressions.

Lesson Recap (4:23)

Support:

TheMathsTeacher.com

**Lesson Objective:**

To be able to decompose rational algebraic fractions into partial fractions.

Denominators of the rational fractions will be limited to having linear factors or repeated linear factors.

It may be necessary to factorise the denominator to obtain the required linear factors.

Lesson Recap 1 - Linear Factors (6:17)

Lesson Recap 2 - Repeated Linear Factors (6:03)

**Lesson Objective:**

To be able to manipulate and simplify algebraic fractions.

Lesson Recap 1 (4:33)

Lesson Recap 2 (2:56)

Year 13 Parents' Evening will be held on **Thursday 13 December 2018 from 4pm - 7pm.**

The grade boundaries for the new Edexcel AS Maths and A-level Maths exams taken in May/June 2018 were as follows:

Qualification | A* | A | B | C | D | E |

AS Maths (160) | N/A | 105 | 90 | 75 | 61 | 47 |

66% | 56% | 47% | 38% | 29% | ||

A-Level Maths (300) | 229 | 184 | 155 | 126 | 98 | 70 |

76% | 61% | 52% | 42% | 33% | 23% |

There is of course no guarantee that these will be a good guide to the grade boundaries for the 2019 exams.

The dates for the 2019 A-Level Maths Exams are as follows:

Paper | Code | Date | Session |

Pure Mathematics 1 | 9MA0 01 | Wed 05 Jun 19 | AM |

Pure Mathematics 2 | 9MA0 02 | Wed 12 Jun 19 | AM |

Statistics & Mechanics | 9MA0 03 | Fri 14 Jun 19 | PM |

Each exam lasts 2 hours and is marked out of 100.

The above dates are now final and will not be changed.

For Monday 15 October, please complete Normal 2008-10 questions and self-mark using the mark schemes and my solutions.

Further to my email last Friday, during lesson time for Mr Herring on Tuesday Period 2 please complete the Probability Mixed Exercise 2 on pages 34-36 of our Statistics & Mechanics Year 2 textbook.

The answers are in the back of the book but here are my full solutions.

Homework will be to revise for the Probability Topic Test which you will complete during Mr Herring's lesson on Friday Period 4.

DUE TO HOUSE MUSIC DAY, PLEASE NOW HAND IN PROBABILITY ASSESSMENT ON MONDAY 15 OCTOBER

Please complete the topic test handed out during the lesson and hand in next Monday 8 October.

This is a major piece of work that could take up to 90 minutes.

Please finish off and self mark from back of textbook:

- Exercise 2D Q2, Q4, Q6
- Exercise 2E Q4, Q6, Q8

Please complete these Algebraic Fractions questions and hand in on Wednesday. Where questions have multiple parts you should attempt only part (a).

The A-level syllabus states that there are two formal proofs you could possibly be required to reproduce in your exam:

The Number of Primes is Infinite (1:53):

The Square Root of 2 is Irrational (6:16):

Exercise 1B pages 6-7

Please complete Exercise 1B. Where there are multiple parts do only parts a and b.

In preparation for the lesson on Monday 10 September please:

Watch the 13 minute video lesson Algebraic Multiplication and Division.

Print off the lesson notes for your file.

Complete and self- mark the exercise from the solutions included.

Note that the video lessons will not play full screen on Chrome without a browser extension. They will on other browsers.

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