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Ch 39: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Calculating Probability & Statistics

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Review the topics on calculating probability and statistics to prepare for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics exam. The engaging and fun video lessons and self-assessing quizzes that are contained within this chapter will allow you to get ready for this exam.

MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Calculating Probability and Statistics- Chapter Summary

Examine the techniques that are used to calculate probability and statistics. When you study with us, our instructors can help you prepare for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics exam. The lesson topics include:

  • Median, mode, mean and range
  • Variability
  • Data sets (center, symmetry, shape, percentiles, minimums, outliers, maximums and spread)
  • Calculating quartiles and the interquartile range
  • Standard deviation
  • Measures of central tendency
  • Pie charts and bar graphs
  • Histograms
  • Box plots

Each lesson found in this chapter will include self-paced video lessons that are accompanied by transcripts. This allows you to study at a rate that is convenient for you and one that is comfortable as well. Once you feel you have grasped the material, take advantage of the quizzes to test yourself on how much you know. This will help identify areas that you need to focus your studies on before moving forward.

14 Lessons in Chapter 39: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Calculating Probability & Statistics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Calculating the Mean, Median, Mode & Range: Practice Problems

1. Calculating the Mean, Median, Mode & Range: Practice Problems

Calculating the mean, median, mode, and range of a data set is a fundamental part of learning statistics. Use this video to practice your skills and then test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Data Set in Math: Definition & Examples

2. Data Set in Math: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, learn about data sets and how to use the operations of mean, median, and mode to manipulate the data. Then, test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

What is the Center in a Data Set? - Definition & Options

3. What is the Center in a Data Set? - Definition & Options

Finding the center in a data set can sometimes be a little confusing. This lesson will help you determine the correct method for finding the center in a data set, and when you are finished, test your knowledge with a short quiz!

Spread in Data Sets: Definition & Example

4. Spread in Data Sets: Definition & Example

Identifying the spread in data sets is a very important part of statistics. You can do this several ways, but the most common methods are through range, interquartile range, and variance.

Maximums, Minimums & Outliers in a Data Set

5. Maximums, Minimums & Outliers in a Data Set

When analyzing data sets, the first thing to identify is the maximums, minimums, and outliers. This lesson will help you learn how to identify these important items.

Quartiles & the Interquartile Range: Definition, Formulate & Examples

6. Quartiles & the Interquartile Range: Definition, Formulate & Examples

Quartiles and the interquartile range can be used to group and analyze data sets. In this lesson, learn the definition and steps for finding the quartiles and interquartile range for a given data set.

Finding Percentiles in a Data Set: Formula & Examples

7. Finding Percentiles in a Data Set: Formula & Examples

Percentiles are often used in academics to compare student scores. Finding percentiles in a data set can be a useful way to organize and compare numbers in a data set.

Calculating the Standard Deviation

8. Calculating the Standard Deviation

In this lesson, we will examine the meaning and process of calculating the standard deviation of a data set. Standard deviation can help to determine if the data set is a normal distribution.

Mean, Median & Mode: Measures of Central Tendency

9. Mean, Median & Mode: Measures of Central Tendency

By describing the data using central tendency, a researcher and reader can understand what the typical score looks like. In this lesson, we will explore in more detail these measures of central tendency and how they relate to samples and populations.

How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range

10. 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.

Visual Representations of a Data Set: Shape, Symmetry & Skewness

11. Visual Representations of a Data Set: Shape, Symmetry & Skewness

Visual representations are a fantastic way of understanding and analyzing your data. Use this lesson to understand the characteristics of visual representations of data.

Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts

12. 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.

Creating & Interpreting Histograms: Process & Examples

13. Creating & Interpreting Histograms: Process & Examples

Creating histograms can help you easily identify and interpret data. This lesson will give you several examples to better understand histograms and how to create them.

Creating & Interpreting Box Plots: Process & Examples

14. Creating & Interpreting Box Plots: Process & Examples

Box plots are an essential tool in statistical analysis. This lesson will help you create a box plot and understand its meaning. When you are finished, test your understanding with a short quiz!

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