Ch 38: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Probability & Statistics Calculations

In this chapter, you will review methods for performing statistical and probability calculations. The lessons have been designed to help you prepare for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Probability & Statistics Calculations - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter will review with you how to describe data sets and the processes for performing statistical and probability equations using a variety of these data sets. Explore the lessons as you get set for the exam. After completing each lesson, you will have reviewed:

• Calculating mean, median, mode, & range
• How to determine if a question is statistical
• The center of a data set
• Mathematical data sets and 'spread' in data
• Maximum, minimum and outliers in a data set
• Quartiles & interquartile range
• How to find percentiles in a data set
• Calculating standard deviation and central tendency
• How a data set is represented visually
• Using pie chart and bar graphs
• Creating box plots and histograms

The video lessons in this chapter have been prepared to best assist you in preparing for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam. There is a transcript of each video included in the lesson for text-based learning. Use the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson to see how well you can apply the information reviewed.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Probability & Statistics Calculations Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam is taken by aspiring teachers in the state of Massachusetts who are hoping to obtain professional certification to teach middle school math and science. The exam is scored based on 10 subareas, 5 of which are related to math and 5 that are related to science. The lessons in this chapter will help you prepare for the subarea that assess skills in data analysis, statistics and probability. The questions in this subarea account for 6% of the total score.

The MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam is comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 open-ended responses. The open-ended responses could be related to any of the 10 subareas so it's best to prepare for all of them, especially because these 2 questions account for 20% of the final score. Those taking the exam need a score of 240 or higher to qualify for certification.

15 Lessons in Chapter 38: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Probability & Statistics Calculations
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