Ch 38: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Probability & Science

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This chapter on probability and science is just what you need to help study for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics exam. The simple-to-follow video lessons are taught by professional instructors, making for a painless review process.

MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Probability and Science - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to review instances of probability and science within various mathematical situations as you get ready to take the MTEL Middle School Mathematics exam. This chapter prepares you for questions on the exam pertaining to the following:

  • Conditional probability calculations
  • Calculating permutations and the probability of combinations
  • Probability of independent and dependent events
  • Either/or probability
  • The relationship between conditional probabilities and independence
  • Applying conditional probability and independence to real life

Each of these lessons contains a practice quiz that you can use to test your understanding of the material before moving on. You'll be able to take and re-take these quizzes at your discretion, preparing yourself in the process for questions on probability and science that you may encounter on the MTEL Middle School Mathematics exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 38: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Probability & Science
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Conditional Probability: Definition & Uses

1. Conditional Probability: Definition & Uses

We know a coin can land on either heads or tails. But what would happen if one coin flip changed the next? In this lesson, we'll look at events that are dependent on each other, and we'll learn how to calculate the probability of two events occurring in a combined manner.

How to Calculate Simple Conditional Probabilities

2. How to Calculate Simple Conditional Probabilities

Conditional probability, just like it sounds, is a probability that happens on the condition of a previous event occurring. To calculate conditional probabilities, we must first consider the effects of the previous event on the current event.

How to Calculate a Permutation

3. How to Calculate a Permutation

A permutation is a method used to calculate the total outcomes of a situation where order is important. In this lesson, John will use permutations to help him organize the cards in his poker hand and order a pizza.

How to Calculate the Probability of Combinations

4. How to Calculate the Probability of Combinations

To calculate the probability of a combination, you will need to consider the number of favorable outcomes over the number of total outcomes. Combinations are used to calculate events where order does not matter. In this lesson, we will explore the connection between these two essential topics.

Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

5. Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

Sometimes probabilities need to be calculated when more than one event occurs. These types of compound events are called independent and dependent events. Through this lesson, we will look at some real-world examples of how to calculate these probabilities.

Either/Or Probability: Overlapping and Non-Overlapping Events

6. Either/Or Probability: Overlapping and Non-Overlapping Events

Statistics is the study and interpretation of a set of data. One area of statistics is the study of probability. This lesson will describe how to determine the either/or probability of overlapping and non-overlapping events.

Probability of Independent Events: The 'At Least One' Rule

7. Probability of Independent Events: The 'At Least One' Rule

Occasionally when calculating independent events, it is only important that the event happens once. This is referred to as the 'At Least One' Rule. To calculate this type of problem, we will use the process of complementary events to find the probability of our event occurring at least once.

The Relationship Between Conditional Probabilities & Independence

8. The Relationship Between Conditional Probabilities & Independence

Conditional and independent probabilities are a basic part of learning statistics. It's important that you can understand the similarities and differences between the two as discussed in this lesson.

Applying Conditional Probability & Independence to Real Life Situations

9. Applying Conditional Probability & Independence to Real Life Situations

It can be really confusing learning how to apply conditional and independent probability to real-life situations. This lesson focuses on several examples and practice problems to help you learn how to find conditional probability.

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