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Ch 34: SAT Math: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability

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Review important math concepts on data analysis, statistics, and probability that are covered on the SAT. This chapter offers over 10 lessons and quizzes to help you prepare and succeed on the math portion of the SAT.

SAT Math: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability - Chapter Summary

Use our lessons to review for the statistics and probability portion of your math SAT. Watch the short, informative videos to prepare for test day. Our lessons can help you brush up on the following topics:

  • Pie charts and bar graphs
  • Mean, median, mode and range
  • Geometric sequences
  • Averages
  • Probability of combinations and permutations
  • Dependent and independent events
  • Overlapping and non-overlapping events
  • Factorial

After viewing each video, take the short quiz for self-assessment. Then you can revisit any topics that might need more attention.

SAT Math Objectives

The 58 questions in the math section of your SAT assess your ability to use mathematical thinking in solving problems. The data analysis, statistics and probability problems make up 10% to 15% of the math test and analyze your abilities in the following areas:

  • Graphs and tables used in data interpretation
  • Mean, median and mode in descriptive statistics
  • Probability

The formulas necessary for taking the test are included in the booklet. You won't lose any points for incorrect responses or for questions you choose not to answer.

These lessons can help you meet the SAT math objectives. In addition to the videos and quizzes, this chapter also includes a wealth of practice problems for working with factorial, to make sure that your understanding is firmly in place.

12 Lessons in Chapter 34: SAT Math: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts

1. Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts

In this lesson, we will examine two of the most widely used types of graphs: bar graphs and pie charts. These two graphs can provide the reader with a comparison of the different data that is displayed.

How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range

2. How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range

Measures of central tendency can provide valuable information about a set of data. In this lesson, explore how to calculate the mean, median, mode and range of any given data set.

Identifying and Calculating Averages on the SAT

3. Identifying and Calculating Averages on the SAT

In this lesson, we'll take the fear out of averages with a simple explanation and a pattern that you can use to make any average problem simple, even the weighted averages.

What is Categorical Data? - Definition & Examples

4. What is Categorical Data? - Definition & Examples

Categorical data is one of two types of data that you can collect when conducting research. This lesson will teach you how to understand and use categorical data.

The Purpose of Statistical Models

5. The Purpose of Statistical Models

Understanding statistics requires that you understand statistical models. This lesson will help you understand the purpose of statistics, statistical models, and types of variables.

What are Center, Shape, and Spread?

6. What are Center, Shape, and Spread?

Center, shape, and spread are all words that describe what a particular graph looks like. Watch this video lesson to see how you can identify and explain each.

Defining the Difference between Parameters & Statistics

7. Defining the Difference between Parameters & Statistics

Using data to describe information can be tricky. The first step is knowing the difference between populations and samples, and then parameters and statistics.

What is a Two-Way Table?

8. What is a Two-Way Table?

Do you believe in Martians? Do you watch football on television? A Two-Way Table or Contingency Table is a great way to show the results of all kinds of survey questions. In this video we will learn how to read a two-way table.

How to Calculate Percent Increase with Relative & Cumulative Frequency Tables

9. How to Calculate Percent Increase with Relative & Cumulative Frequency Tables

In statistics, one way to describe and analyze data is by using frequency tables. This lesson will discuss relative and cumulative frequencies and how to calculate percent increase using these two methods.

Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

10. Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

Simple, compound, and complementary events are different types of probabilities. Each of these probabilities are calculated in a slightly different fashion. In this lesson, we will look at some real world examples of these different forms of probability.

How to Use Scatter Plots to Solve Word Problems

11. How to Use Scatter Plots to Solve Word Problems

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use a scatter plot to help you solve a word problem. You will see how easy it becomes to solve your problem once you have your scatter plot.

Exponential Growth vs. Decay

12. Exponential Growth vs. Decay

How is it that it only takes four years for our computer to go from top-of-the-line to almost worthless? Well, it has something to do with what's called exponential decay, which we'll learn about here!

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