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Ch 41: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Probability

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Simplify the process of preparing for the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Subset III: Mathematics assessment by watching engaging video lessons. Refresh your knowledge of probability then take lesson quizzes to assess your readiness to take the test.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Probability - Chapter Summary

The NMTA Essential Academic Skills Subset III: Mathematics assessment has been replaced by an NES assessment in New Mexico. Study for the exam with the help of probability lessons that prepare you for:

  • Understanding the probability of independent and dependent events
  • Getting the gist of probably of simple, compound and complimentary events
  • Determining either/or probability
  • Showcasing an understanding the 'At Least One' rule
  • Calculating simple condition probabilities and the probability of combinations

This chapter offers the in-depth instruction you need to confidently answer questions related to probability on the exam. Instructors present the materials in an engaging manner that makes the learning process fun.

Objectives of the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Probability Chapter

The NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Probability chapter is designed to help you succeed when answering questions based on the 0004 competency of the NES Essential Academic Skills Subset III: Mathematics assessment. This competency addresses probability and statistics. In order to succeed on this portion of the assessment and secure educator licensure in New Mexico, it's good to watch the video lessons, take the self-assessment quiz with each lesson and then take the chapter exam to reinforce probability concepts. You can also access full video transcripts for a broader review of the lessons.

When you take the actual assessment, you will be asked to answer about 45 multiple-choice questions. All of the questions ask you to solve math problems or showcase your understanding of math-related concepts. Accompanying some questions will be diagrams, graphs or other illustrations that help with conceptualization or problem solving. Each question will be followed by four answers. You will be asked to choose one of the four as the best response to the question posed.

6 Lessons in Chapter 41: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Probability
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Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

1. 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.

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.

Either/Or Probability: Overlapping and Non-Overlapping Events

3. 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

4. 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.

How to Calculate Simple Conditional Probabilities

5. 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 the Probability of Combinations

6. 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.

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