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Ch 40: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Data & Statistics

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Watch engaging video lessons to strengthen your knowledge of data and statistics as you prepare for the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math assessment. Lesson quizzes are available to gauge your comprehension of the materials.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Data & Statistics - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers lessons designed to help you excel on the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math assessment. The lessons closely examine data and statistics to ensure you're ready to answer questions that address the following:

  • Understanding and organizing data with tables and schedules
  • Getting the gist of bar graphs and pie charts
  • Defining scatterplots, line graphs and pictographs
  • Examining how to create and interpret histrograms
  • Calculating mean, median, mode, range and standard deviation
  • Defining center, shape and spread

The complex study process is made simple with the help of entertaining videos that closely examine data and statistics via step-by-step guidance and fun visual effects. This unique approach to online instruction helps you review in a relaxed, yet thorough fashion.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Data & Statistics Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math assessment, which has been replaced by an NES assessment in New Mexico, is designed to ensure prospective teachers are qualified to secure teacher licensure in the state and teach in the classroom setting. The topics covered in this Data & Statistics chapter are covered in the 4th competency of the assessment, which is dedicated to understanding probability and statistics. Use the video lessons to become better acquainted with data and statistics as you study for the test. You can also take the lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to reinforce lesson concepts. If you have any questions about the chapter, instructors are available to help.

The assessment is composed of all multiple-choice questions that are based on test competencies. Questions may be accompanied by graphs, diagrams or other illustrations to help you solve problems. Following each question are four answers, one of which you will be asked to choose as the correct response.

8 Lessons in Chapter 40: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Data & Statistics
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Organizing and Understanding Data with Tables & Schedules

1. Organizing and Understanding Data with Tables & Schedules

In math, when we have to deal with a lot of data, having a visual format to present all the data becomes very useful. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can take advantage of two of these visual formats.

Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts

2. 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.

Scatterplots and Line Graphs: Definitions and Uses

3. Scatterplots and Line Graphs: Definitions and Uses

After watching this video, you will be able to understand scatter plots and line graphs. You will also be able to use them to tell people a story about what you see and observe. You will also be able to read them.

Reading & Interpreting Pictographs

4. Reading & Interpreting Pictographs

Imagine reading chart after chart of the same dry information. Now imagine if that information could be presented with images and in only one chart. Much better, right? That's exactly what pictographs allow us to do.

Creating & Interpreting Histograms: Process & Examples

5. 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.

How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range

6. 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.

Calculating the Standard Deviation

7. 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.

What are Center, Shape, and Spread?

8. What are Center, Shape, and Spread?

Center, shape, and spread are all words that describe what a particular graph looks like. Watch this video lesson to see how you can identify and explain each.

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