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Ch 7: Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Understanding Error

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you will discover brief and fun video lessons and quizzes that will help you get ready for the comprehension of errors for the math portion of the Michigan Merit Exam.

Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Understanding Error - Chapter Summary

Studying for the Michigan Merit Exam can be made easy with this chapter full of brief and amusing video lessons about accuracy and scientific notation. Our sequences of short video lessons and quizzes will help you become confident in answering questions about the following items:

  • Error and accuracy in calculations
  • Basic error analyses
  • Scientific notation
  • Rounding errors
  • Definition and determination of statistical significance
  • Sample size and confidence intervals

When you finish answering the quiz questions, you can re-watch the specific areas of the videos that contain the correct answers. You can also review the lessons by reading the video transcripts. Our experts and instructors will be available to answer any questions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Understanding Error
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Accuracy & Error in Measurements

1. Accuracy & Error in Measurements

When making measurements, it is important to be as accurate as possible. In this lesson, learn about what accuracy is and how we measure and quantify exactly how much error there is in a measurement.

How to Accurately Perform Basic Error Analysis

2. How to Accurately Perform Basic Error Analysis

In this lesson, learn about the different types of error that can affect a measurement and how to correct for them. In addition, learn how to quantify the amount of error in a measurement, a process called error analysis.

Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

3. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.

The Effects of Measurement & Rounding Errors

4. The Effects of Measurement & Rounding Errors

Just how accurate are we in the things we do? When we measure something or round an answer in a math problem, we are essentially saying that's close enough. But, how close is close enough? Let's explore the effects of measurement and rounding errors.

Statistical Significance: Definition & Calculation

5. Statistical Significance: Definition & Calculation

Watch this video lesson to learn about statistical significance, and how it relates to surveys and other real world events. Also, learn how it is calculated, and how you can describe it to others.

Determining the Sample Size to Estimate Confidence Intervals: Definition & Process

6. Determining the Sample Size to Estimate Confidence Intervals: Definition & Process

In this lesson, you will learn how to determine the most appropriate sample size to find the confidence interval we need using a specific case example.

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