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Ch 15: OAE Middle Grades Math: Operations with Decimals

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Explore the video lessons in this chapter to refresh your knowledge of operations with decimals. The lessons can help reacquaint you with this topic and self-assessment quizzes can test your recollection as your prepare to take the OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Operations with Decimals - Chapter Summary

As you get ready to take the OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment, it's important to feel that you know what to expect on the exam. The video lessons in the chapter are designed to prepare you for the section covering operations with decimals so you'll be able to answer test questions related to:

  • Solving inequalities with decimals
  • Converting decimals to mixed numbers
  • Adding and subtracting decimals
  • Multiplying and dividing decimals
  • Estimating with decimals to solve math problems
  • Solving problems using decimal numbers
  • Simplifying expressions involving decimals

Instructors teaching the video lessons are skilled at covering the materials in a comprehensive manner so you'll know you have the knowledge necessary for success on exam day. The videos also offer fun visual and audio effects that ensure the learning process is entertaining.

Objectives of the OAE Middle Grades Math: Operations with Decimals Chapter

The goal of the OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment is to determine how well you understand the subject area to ensure you're ready to teach in the classroom and secure a subject-specific teaching license in Ohio. Topics covered in the OAE Middle Grades Math: Operations with Decimals chapter are found in the number sense and operations section of the exam, which constitutes about 17% of the test. The video lessons in this chapter can help you brush up on the basics of operations with decimals, while self-assessment quizzes can be used to test your comprehension of the materials and give you access to questions similar to those you'll face on the day of the exam.

The questions on the OAE Middle Grades Math assessment are all multiple choice and based on specific test competencies. The questions typically take the form of a sentence, short paragraph or question and may be accompanied by a picture or graph to help solve a problem. Following each question is a set of four answers, one of which you will be asked to select as the best option.

12 Lessons in Chapter 15: OAE Middle Grades Math: Operations with Decimals
Inequalities with Decimals

1. Inequalities with Decimals

In this video lesson, we talk about solving inequalities with decimals. You will learn in what order to take your steps to solve these types of problems.

Converting Decimals to Mixed Numbers

2. Converting Decimals to Mixed Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you should be able to convert easily between decimals and mixed numbers. Learn what kinds of decimals you can and cannot convert to a mixed number.

Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

3. Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

In math, we sometimes have to deal with decimal numbers instead of our nice whole numbers. Watch this video lesson to learn the one thing that you have to take into consideration when adding and subtracting decimals.

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

4. Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

Watch this video lesson to learn what you need to do to get a correct answer when multiplying and dividing decimals. Learn the easy tricks to figuring out where the decimal point goes.

How to Estimate with Decimals to Solve Math Problems

5. How to Estimate with Decimals to Solve Math Problems

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can estimate problems with decimals in them so you can get a quick answer when you need it - for example, when you are at the gas station and you need to know how much gas you can afford.

Estimating Sums, Differences & Products of Decimals

6. Estimating Sums, Differences & Products of Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to estimate any decimal number to help you simplify your math problems. See how easy it is to estimate your answer when you are trying to find the sum, difference, or product.

Solving Problems Using Decimal Numbers

7. Solving Problems Using Decimal Numbers

Problems involving decimal numbers might sound like a way to torture you, but learning how important these types of problems are in the real world is important. In this lesson, you will see a couple areas in life where you routinely encounter decimal number problems.

Estimation: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

8. Estimation: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will learn how using estimation can help you simplify your problem so that you can solve it much easier. Learn how estimation can help even when you need to solve for a missing variable.

Guess and Check: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

9. Guess and Check: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

In this video lesson, you will learn how to use your guessing skills in finding the correct answer to a decimal problem. Learn how you can refine your guess to make an even better guess and get closer to finding your answer.

Look for a Pattern: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

10. Look for a Pattern: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

In this video lesson, you will learn how finding a pattern can help you solve one- and two-operation problems involving decimal numbers. Learn what it takes to find a pattern and then to use the pattern to find the answer.

Solving Multi-Step Inequalities with Decimals

11. Solving Multi-Step Inequalities with Decimals

In this video lesson, you will learn the steps that are involved in solving inequalities for an unknown variable. We'll see that the order of operations stays the same, but there's a very significant difference when it comes to negative numbers!

How to Simplify Expressions Involving Decimals

12. How to Simplify Expressions Involving Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you should be able to take any expression involving decimals and simplify it. You'll learn what to look for and what things you can combine.

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