Ch 54: PLACE Mathematics: Discrete Probability Distributions

About This Chapter

We can show you all about discrete probability distributions in preparation for the PLACE Mathematics exam. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you varied approaches to help you correctly answer these types of questions on the test.

PLACE Mathematics: Discrete Probability Distributions - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you refresh your memories of discrete probability distributions as you prepare for the PLACE Mathematics exam. The videos can help you revisit material you learned in college, and perhaps pick up a new idea or two. They can help you with questions on the exam about:

  • Random variables
  • The expected value of a discrete random variable
  • Developing discrete probability distributions theoretically and empirically
  • Binomial experiments and
  • Finding binomial probabilities with table and formulas
  • Mean and standard deviation of a binomial random variable
  • Solving problems with binomial experiments

Our knowledgeable instructors review each point, highlighting the most important elements, to help you with your preparation for this test. You may choose to watch the videos or read the text lesson, and having several different approaches can make studying the material easier and even enjoyable.

Objectives of the PLACE Mathematics: Discrete Probability Distributions Chapter

The PLACE Mathematics exam is a test of your knowledge and understanding of mathematics that is used as part of the process to become licensed as a math teacher in the state of Colorado. The topics in this Discrete Probability Distributions chapter are part of the Probability and Statistics section of the test, which comprises 19% of the test questions. The self-assessment quizzes available with each lesson lets you check your understanding of the information covered and introduce you to the types of questions you can expect to see on the actual exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 54: PLACE 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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