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Ch 53: NES Math: Probability

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Let us help you review information on probabilities regarding several types of events and remind you of the process of calculating probabilities and permutations. The study tools in our guide, including lively video lessons and short quizzes, will aid you in preparing for the NES Math test.

NES Math: Probability - Chapter Summary

Use our video lessons to refresh your understanding of types of probabilities and the steps necessary to calculate them. This chapter in our study guide will help you get ready for NES Math test questions on topics such as:

  • The probability of simple, compound, complementary, independent and dependent events
  • How to calculate simple conditional probabilities
  • The addition and multiplication rules of probability
  • Sample spaces and events
  • The pros and cons of alternating current
  • Applications of the fundamental counting principle
  • Math combinations
  • How to calculate permutations and the probability of permutations

These video lessons average about five minutes in length. Utilize a computer, phone or tablet as you study these online lessons. Our instructors are experts who use examples, animations and humor to convey information and make your review enjoyable. You can even contact them through the message board on your personalized Dashboard if you have questions.

NES Math: Probability Chapter Objectives

In several states, passing the NES Math test is one of the requirements for certification to teach secondary-level mathematics. The test is computer-based and consists of multiple-choice questions, like the lesson quizzes and the chapter exam in this study guide. Because they are in the same format, our quizzes offer excellent practice for the NES test. They also let you assess your learning and immediately review information in areas where you're not quite up to speed.

The 150 questions on the NES Math test are divided into five subject areas. Questions on the material this chapter covers are in the Statistics, Probability and Discrete Mathematics content domain, which accounts for 19% of the score.

11 Lessons in Chapter 53: NES Math: Probability
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Events as Subsets of a Sample Space: Definition & Example

1. Events as Subsets of a Sample Space: Definition & Example

Probability can get very confusing at times. You will find that some words, such as events and subsets, are often referring to the same concept depending on the experiment. Use this lesson to understand the concept of events as subsets.

Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

2. 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.

Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

3. 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.

How to Calculate Simple Conditional Probabilities

4. 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.

The Relationship Between Conditional Probabilities & Independence

5. 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.

The Addition Rule of Probability: Definition & Examples

6. The Addition Rule of Probability: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the differences between mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events and how to find the probabilities of each using the Addition Rule of Probability.

The Multiplication Rule of Probability: Definition & Examples

7. The Multiplication Rule of Probability: Definition & Examples

The Multiplication Rule of Probability is a concept you will use frequently when solving probability equations. In this lesson, learn the two different scenarios in which you will use the multiplication rule of probability.

How to Use the Fundamental Counting Principle

8. How to Use the Fundamental Counting Principle

There are many situations in which you will have to make several decisions simultaneously. The fundamental counting principle will help you determine how many different possible outcomes there are when you have to make multiple simultaneous decisions.

Math Combinations: Formula and Example Problems

9. Math Combinations: Formula and Example Problems

Combinations are an arrangement of objects where order does not matter. In this lesson, the coach of the Wildcats basketball team uses combinations to help his team prepare for the upcoming season.

How to Calculate a Permutation

10. 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 Permutations

11. How to Calculate the Probability of Permutations

In this lesson, you will learn how to calculate the probability of a permutation by analyzing a real-world example in which the order of the events does matter. We'll also review what a factorial is. We will then go over some examples for practice.

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