# Ch 50: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Statistics

Will you be taking the NMTA Middle Grades Math test? In this study guide chapter of ours, we can help you review the essentials of statistics with our video lessons and practice questions.

## NMTA Middle Grades Math: Statistics - Chapter Summary

You're probably excited to embark on your teaching career but maybe not so excited about taking the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics test. If you feel your mind is a little rusty on statistics, let's polish it up! Our instructors are experts in math and they've created video lessons to help you learn and review statistics. As you study, you may also gather some teaching techniques for your own teaching arsenal.

So put aside the books and give your brain a break by turning on our videos. They're brief enough to fit into small breaks you may have throughout your busy day or just watch them all back to back. They'll take you through the fundamentals of statistics, like:

• Calculating central tendency such as averages, weighted averages, mean, median and mode
• Quantitative vs. qualitative data
• Differentiation between types of variables such as continuous, discrete and categorical
• Using nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio scales of measurement
• How to order and rank data
• Unimodal and bimodal distributions
• Analysis of data sets (maximums, minimums, outliers, quartiles, interquartile range, percentiles, standard deviation, etc.)

Following each video, you will find a mini-quiz so you can assess your understanding and retention. If you find yourself stuck on any concepts, ask our expert instructors for help.

### Objectives for the NMTA Middle Grades Math: Statistics Chapter

New Mexico uses the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics test for teacher certification and endorsement. This is a computer-based test of 150 multiple-choice questions subdivided into 4 content domains. The fourth, Statistics, Probability and Discrete Mathematics, accounts for about 25% of the test and will be the most likely to contain questions about statistics.

The fourth domain of the test could assess, among other things, your ability to appropriately organize and display statistical data, analyze univariate and bivariate data and analyze measures of central tendency in a data set. Don't forget: the test is going to ask you questions in the context of teaching middle schoolers and how they learn. It's not just going to assess what you know about statistics since you probably know a lot more about the subject than you'll be teaching to middle schoolers. Our video lessons will help you review statistics concepts but also think about them in terms of middle grades education.

We're so excited that you have chosen us to help you study for the NMTA Middle Grades Math test! We want you to feel confident about your preparation when you arrive on test day!

16 Lessons in Chapter 50: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Statistics
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