If you would rather not install the CDF player, you can try to SageMath verison that does not require you to install anything.

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In both pictures below, the Binomial distribution is displayed in

In the first, the Poisson distribution (with mean = n*p) is displayed in

In the second, the Normal distribution (with mean = n*p and variance = n*p*(1-p)) is displayed in

Try playing around with the sliders -- Under what conditions do we have a good approximation?

This applet was made by Andrew Sánchez for use at Tufts University.