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THEA Test: Calculating & Plotting Data - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides you with a comprehensive overview of the steps involved in calculating and plotting data to help you prepare for the THEA test. Watch the short videos and in no time you'll be ready for the following:
- Identifying the different parts of a graph and defining the pie chart
- Understanding line graphs, bar graphs and pie charts
- Constructing graphs from data and reading and interpreting line graphs
- Defining and explaining the uses of pictographs, scatterplots and line graphs
- Explaining the median and how it is different from the mean
- Calculating mean, median, range and mode
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THEA Test: Calculating & Plotting Data Objectives
The THEA Test: Calculating & Plotting Data chapter helps you prepare for questions found in the mathematics section of the test. This section consists of 50 multiple-choice questions that explore fundamental math, problem solving, algebra and geometry. You can prepare for questions by reviewing the lessons in their video or transcript formats. Lesson quizzes and a chapter exam can assess your readiness to answer questions on the exam.
The test is designed to ensure that students in Texas are prepared to enter state public colleges and universities as freshmen. It consists of a math, writing and reading section, all of which are scored separately. Passing the math section of the test requires earning a minimum score of 230.
1. What Are the Different Parts of a Graph?
Being able to read a graph isn't just vital for an algebra class. Graphs and charts are used everywhere! We'll take a crash course on the basic x/y plane used in algebra and the fundamental vocab you need.
2. What is a Pie Chart? - Definition & Examples
Learn how useful pie charts can be in your life and how you can gain information by just glancing at one. Look over some examples, learn how to create pie charts yourself, and then take a short quiz.
3. Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts
In this lesson, we will examine two of the most widely used types of graphs: bar graphs and pie charts. These two graphs can provide the reader with a comparison of the different data that is displayed.
4. What is a Line Graph? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we'll explore the function and examples of a line graph. Then, you will learn to create questions and interpret data from line graphs. A brief quiz follows.
5. How to Construct Graphs from Data
This video describes how to create a line graph and explains the four main parts that graphs need to contain: 1. previously collected data, 2. picture representations, 3. use of the correct graph type, and 4. labels. This lesson also covers dependent and independent variables.
6. Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs
Watch this video lesson to find out how useful line graphs can be and how much information you can gain just from looking at one. Learn how you can apply that information in your own life to help you make better decisions.
7. Reading & Interpreting Pictographs
Imagine reading chart after chart of the same dry information. Now imagine if that information could be presented with images and in only one chart. Much better, right? That's exactly what pictographs allow us to do.
8. Scatterplots and Line Graphs: Definitions and Uses
After watching this video, you will be able to understand scatter plots and line graphs. You will also be able to use them to tell people a story about what you see and observe. You will also be able to read them.
9. What Is the Median? - Definition & Explanation
The median is a statistical term that is one way of finding the 'average' of a set of data points. This lesson will show you how to determine the median, differentiate it from the other ways of finding the average, and give some real life examples.
10. Mean: Definition & Sample Problems
The arithmetic mean of a group of numbers is the technical term for the average of those numbers. This lesson tells you how to compute the mean and shows you how to do it with some real-world examples.
11. The Mean vs the Median: Differences & Uses
Most people can find the mean and the median of a data set, but do you know when to use the mean and when to use the median to describe the information?
12. How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range
Measures of central tendency can provide valuable information about a set of data. In this lesson, explore how to calculate the mean, median, mode and range of any given data set.
13. Calculating the Mean, Median, Mode & Range: Practice Problems
Calculating the mean, median, mode, and range of a data set is a fundamental part of learning statistics. Use this video to practice your skills and then test your knowledge with a short quiz.
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Other chapters within the THEA Test: Practice & Study Guide course
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- THEA Test: Analyzing Literature
- THEA Test: Reading Comprehension & Interpretation
- THEA Test: Point of View & Meaning in Literature
- THEA Test: Drawing Conclusions from Ideas in Text
- THEA Test: Using Critical Thinking to Evaluate Writing
- THEA Test: Understanding Reading Assignments
- THEA Test: Writing Style
- THEA Test: Writing Organization
- THEA Test: Writing Grammar & Mechanics
- THEA Test: Using Verbs
- THEA Test: Using Modifiers
- THEA Test: Using Nouns & Pronouns
- THEA Test: Proofreading & Editing Your Writing
- THEA Test: Fundamental Arithmetic
- THEA Test: Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- THEA Test: Negative Numbers
- THEA Test: Absolute Value
- THEA Test: Properties of Basic Math
- THEA Test: Solving Word Problems
- THEA Test: Fractions
- THEA Test: Decimals & Percentages
- THEA Test: Ratios & Proportions
- THEA Test: Units of Measurement
- THEA Test: Scientific Notation
- THEA Test: Radicals & Square Roots
- THEA Test: Radical Expressions
- THEA Test: Exponents
- THEA Test: Solving Rational Equations
- THEA Test: Graphing Linear Equations
- THEA Test: Principles of Algebra
- THEA Test: Algebraic Expressions & Equations
- THEA Test: Word Problems in Algebra
- THEA Test: Properties of Functions
- THEA Test: Quadratic Equations
- THEA Test: Two-Variable Equations & Systems of Equations
- THEA Test: Properties of Polynomial Functions
- THEA Test: Properties & Theorems of Geometry
- THEA Test: Principles of Geometry
- THEA Test: Area, Perimeter & Volume in Geometry
- THEA Test: Problem Solving in Math
- THEA Test Flashcards