Copyright

Ch 20: Praxis Mathematics: Sequences, Series & Probability

About This Chapter

Let us help you learn about the probability of events and how to calculate it. Through video lessons and self-assessment quizzes you will be prepared to answer probability questions on the Praxis Mathematics test.

Praxis Mathematics: Probability - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter will help you understand the concept of conditional probability and independent and dependent events. You will learn to use two-way tables to decide if events are independent and also to estimate conditional probabilities. Another lesson deals with applying the concepts of conditional probability and independence to real life situations. Topics covered in these videos include:

  • Conditional probabilities and independence
  • Calculating simple conditional probabilities
  • Probability of independent and dependent events
  • Probability of simple, compound and complementary events

As you are led through the video lessons by expert instructors, you will acquire the knowledge of probabilities needed for success on the Praxis I Mathematics test. The lessons teach you what you need in a fun manner.

Objectives of the Praxis Mathematics: Probability Course

Passing the Praxis Mathematics is required by many states as a condition for certification at the secondary school level. The test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. The questions with information taught in the Probability chapter are part of the test's probability section. The Praxis Mathematics test contains two or three questions on probability, comprising 4-6% of the total questions on the test.

Each question on the Praxis Mathematics test presents a problem and gives you four choices for answers. You can use the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson to check what you've learned and get used to the types of questions that will be asked on the test.

9 Lessons in Chapter 20: Praxis Mathematics: Sequences, Series & Probability
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Introduction to Sequences: Finite and Infinite

1. Introduction to Sequences: Finite and Infinite

In this video lesson, we will learn about the many patterns that are possible in sequences. See how some sequences stop after a while and how some sequences never stop.

Working with Geometric Sequences

2. Working with Geometric Sequences

In this video lesson, we'll learn how to recognize when a sequence of numbers is a geometric sequence, how to find the common ratio and how to expand a sequence to as many numbers as we want!

Using Recursive Rules for Arithmetic, Algebraic & Geometric Sequences

3. Using Recursive Rules for Arithmetic, Algebraic & Geometric Sequences

When dealing with sequences in math, both algebraic and geometric, we come across recursive rules. Watch this video lesson to learn how recursion works and how you can use a recursive rule to get to your next number using a previous number.

Arithmetic and Geometric Series: Practice Problems

4. Arithmetic and Geometric Series: Practice Problems

There are many different types of problems concerning series and sequences - including some that are pretty abstract. From bouncing balls to adding up odd numbers, test your skills here with additional arithmetic and geometric series practice!

Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

5. 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.

Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

6. 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 Independent Events: The 'At Least One' Rule

7. 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

8. 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.

Probability Sampling Methods: Definition & Types

9. Probability Sampling Methods: Definition & Types

Choosing a sample is one of the most important steps in research. But how should you choose? In this lesson, we'll look at three types of probability sampling: simple random, systematic, and stratified sampling.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the Praxis Mathematics - Content Knowledge (5161): Practice & Study Guide course

Support