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Ch 53: OAE Mathematics: Discrete Probability Distributions

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Watch these brief, engaging video lessons to see demonstrations of the discrete probability distributions concepts you may run into on the OAE Mathematics exam. If you have any questions about discrete probability distributions not addressed in the videos, let our instructors know.

OAE Mathematics: Discrete Probability Distributions - Chapter Summary

If you're having trouble remembering discrete probability distributions methods and ideas, watch these fun videos to get illustrations of the concepts you need to know for the OAE Mathematics test. Chapter topics include:

  • Types of random variables
  • Finding the expected value of a discrete random variable
  • Binomial experiments
  • Calculating binomial probabilities
  • Binomial random variables
  • Mean and standard deviations of binomial variables

Use the lesson quizzes to test yourself on the techniques and terms outlined in the videos. If a lesson doesn't make sense or you get stuck on a quiz question, please ask our instructors for guidance.

Objectives of the OAE Mathematics: Discrete Probability Distributions Chapter

Discrete probability distributions concepts can be very tricky, but these videos break down the ideas in a way that's easy to follow. You'll get practice with the techniques by working through the lesson quizzes. If you need any help with the chapter material, please don't be shy about asking for help- that's what our instructors are there for.

The four-hour and fifteen-minute OAE Mathematics certification test includes 150 multiple-choice questions. Use the lesson quizzes in this chapter to get a preview of the test format. Your competence for teaching the following five content domains will be assessed: calculus and trig; stats, probability and discrete mathematics; geometry and measurement; patterns, algebra and functions; and mathematical processes and number sense. The topics in this chapter can be found within the statistics, probability and discrete mathematics domain.

9 Lessons in Chapter 53: OAE Mathematics: Discrete Probability Distributions
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Random Variables: Definition, Types & Examples

1. Random Variables: Definition, Types & Examples

This lesson defines the term random variables in the context of probability. You'll learn about certain properties of random variables and the different types of random variables.

Finding & Interpreting the Expected Value of a Discrete Random Variable

2. Finding & Interpreting the Expected Value of a Discrete Random Variable

Discrete random variables appear in your life a lot more than you think. You can use expected values to find the probability of a discrete random variable, as shown in this lesson.

Developing Discrete Probability Distributions Theoretically & Finding Expected Values

3. Developing Discrete Probability Distributions Theoretically & Finding Expected Values

In this lesson, we will look at generating a theoretical probability distribution for a discrete random variable and introduce the concept of expected value.

Developing Discrete Probability Distributions Empirically & Finding Expected Values

4. Developing Discrete Probability Distributions Empirically & Finding Expected Values

In this lesson, we will look at creating a discrete probability distribution given a set of discrete data. We will also look at determining the expected value of the distribution.

Binomial Experiments: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

5. Binomial Experiments: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Binomial experiments happen in your everyday life far more often than you might think. In this lesson, you will learn the characteristics of binomial experiments that will help you identify them.

Finding Binomial Probabilities Using Formulas: Process & Examples

6. Finding Binomial Probabilities Using Formulas: Process & Examples

You can find the probability of getting a certain number of successes when conducting a binomial experiment. In this lesson, you will learn how to find this information using the binomial probabilities formula.

Finding Binomial Probabilities Using Tables

7. Finding Binomial Probabilities Using Tables

A binomial probability table can look intimidating to use. However, it can make your life a lot easier when trying to figure out binomial probabilities. This lesson will teach you how to read those tables.

Mean & Standard Deviation of a Binomial Random Variable: Formula & Example

8. Mean & Standard Deviation of a Binomial Random Variable: Formula & Example

When working with binomial random variables and experiments, it is important to understand the mean and standard deviation. In this lesson, you will learn how to analyze binomial experiments using the mean and standard deviation of a binomial random variable.

Solving Problems with Binomial Experiments: Steps & Example

9. Solving Problems with Binomial Experiments: Steps & Example

Sometimes when conducting research you will need to use binomial experiments to solve problems. In this lesson, you will learn about binomial experiments and how to use probability to solve problems.

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