Ch 54: OAE Middle Grades Math: Probability

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Let us help you prepare for the OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment by refreshing your knowledge of probability. Watch the engaging video lessons to get familiar with the subject and take lesson quizzes to test your comprehension of the materials.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Probability - Chapter Summary

Use the engaging video lessons in this chapter to strengthen your knowledge of probability as you get ready to take your OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment. The lessons can serve as refreshers while helping you address the following types of questions on the test:

  • Calculating simple conditional probabilities
  • Understanding the probability of independent and dependent events
  • Using the fundamental counting principle
  • Calculating a permutation and the probability of permutations
  • Analyze math combinations
  • Getting the gist of how to calculate the probability of combinations

The instructors in the video lessons are skilled at guiding you through each method, step-by-step, to help you address each effectively on the assessment. The videos are engaging and fun, while offering you the comprehensive overview you need to feel confident on exam day.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Probability Chapter Objectives

The OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment is designed to test your knowledge of mathematics to ensure you're qualified to teach in the classroom and secure a subject-specific teaching license in Ohio. The topics covered in this OAE Middle Grades Math: Probability chapter are located in the statistics, probability and discrete mathematics section of the exam, which constitutes about 25% of the test. You can take self-assessment quizzes to gauge your understanding of the materials, while getting accustomed to the formatting you'll see on the actual exam.

All questions on the assessment are multiple choice and typically come in the form of short paragraphs, sentences or questions. Some may be accompanied by an illustration, diagram or graph to help you solve the problems. Each question is followed by a set of four answers, and you will be asked to choose one of the four as the best response to the question posed.

7 Lessons in Chapter 54: OAE Middle Grades Math: Probability
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How to Calculate Simple Conditional Probabilities

1. How to Calculate Simple Conditional Probabilities

Conditional probability refers to the probability that an event will occur provided a previous event occurs. Learn about simple conditional probabilities and how to calculate them. Explore dependent events, understand how they differ from conditional probabilities, and review conditional probability examples.

Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

2. Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

Probability is a ratio that predicts the likelihood an event will occur. Explore the concept of probability and understand the difference between independent and dependent events. Learn how to calculate the probability of both independent and dependent events, and review examples.

How to Use the Fundamental Counting Principle

3. 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.

How to Calculate a Permutation

4. How to Calculate a Permutation

A permutation is a process for placing things into a linear order. Learn how to calculate a permutation. Explore factorials and permutation notations, and review examples of permutation calculations.

How to Calculate the Probability of Permutations

5. How to Calculate the Probability of Permutations

A permutation calculates the number of outcomes where order of events matters, but not all outcomes are equally probable or favorable. Learn how to calculate the probability of permutations using functions and factorials.

Math Combinations: Formula and Example Problems

6. Math Combinations: Formula and Example Problems

Factorials are used to compute for a combination. Learn more about these concepts, solve the example problems in this video using the combination discussed herein, and learn an easy technique for combination problems.

How to Calculate the Probability of Combinations

7. How to Calculate the Probability of Combinations

The probability of combinations may be calculated when the order of the outcomes does not matter, using the number of favorable outcomes divided by total outcomes. Learn how to calculate the probability of combinations by working through helpful example problems.

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