Ch 4: Using Mathematics in Science

About This Chapter

Fundamental applications of math used in science are broken down for your review in this chapter's engaging video lessons. Learn about significant figures, scientific notation and several more math topics.

Using Mathematics in Science - Chapter Summary

This chapter helps you check your understanding of how measures of central tendency are calculated. The measures of variability, including standard deviation and variance, are also discussed in these fun videos. Once you finish all of the chapter's lessons, you'll have studied:

  • Units and conversions in the metric system
  • Reading and interpreting scientific charts and graphs
  • How inferential and descriptive statistics are different
  • Using scientific figures and scientific notation

After completing a video, you can return to any certain segments with ease by employing the video tags. Many mobile devices in addition to laptop and desktop computers can be used to view these videos. With an average length of about five minutes, these videos efficiently cover their topics. The practice quizzes that span the chapter can help indicate your grip on the subject matter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Using Mathematics in Science
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

1. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.

Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

2. Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Do charts and graphs make problem-solving difficult? Complex problems with visual representations can drain your brain during a test. In this lesson, learn three simple rules for solving problems with charts and graphs. We'll try them out as we walk through two sample problems.

Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

3. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

4. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

Descriptive & Inferential Statistics: Definition, Differences & Examples

5. Descriptive & Inferential Statistics: Definition, Differences & Examples

Descriptive and inferential statistics each give different insights into the nature of the data gathered. One alone cannot give the whole picture. Together, they provide a powerful tool for both description and prediction.

How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range

6. 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.

Measures of Variability: Range, Variance & Standard Deviation

7. Measures of Variability: Range, Variance & Standard Deviation

Looking specifically at range, variance, and standard deviation, this lesson explores the relationship between these measures and samples, populations, and what it says about your data.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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