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Ch 13: OAE Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions

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Get a quick review of arithmetic operations with fractions when you watch this chapter's video lessons. Short multiple-choice quizzes are also included to give you extra practice solving the types of problems included on the OAE Middle Grades Math exam.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions - Chapter Summary

If you're getting ready to sit for the OAE Middle Grades Math exam, use this chapter to review methods for performing arithmetic operations with unlike, like and mixed number fractions. Instructors briefly discuss the steps involved in:

  • Adding and subtracting like fractions and mixed numbers
  • Solving problem with unlike fractions and mixed numbers
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers
  • Solving complex fractions
  • Performing arithmetic with decimal notation
  • Solving fraction problems using estimation

These lessons are completely self paced. Access the short 5-10 minute videos covering the fraction operations you want to review or skip ahead to the multiple-choice lesson and chapter quizzes to get extra problem-solving practice. These study aids are accessible on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions Chapter Objectives

Passing scores on this OAE exam are among licensing requirements for prospective middle grades math teachers in Ohio. The test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions covering four main content domains. The skills you review in this chapter can be used to answer Number Sense and Operations questions measuring your ability to solve problems that include fractions. Answers to these and other questions appearing in this test area account for roughly 17% of your exam score.

10 Lessons in Chapter 13: OAE Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions
How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

1. How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

When adding and subtracting fractions, you must be sure to have a common denominator. Once you have a common denominator, you just add or subtract your numerators and then your whole numbers. Learn how in this lesson.

How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2. How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Simple fraction arithmetic gets a little more complicated when our denominators don't match. In this lesson, we'll learn how to add and subtract unlike fractions. Then, we'll do the same with mixed numbers.

Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

3. Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Multiplying fractions is much more straightforward than adding, subtracting or dividing fractions. In this lesson, learn how it works. We'll also learn how to multiply mixed numbers.

Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

4. Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Dividing fractions and mixed numbers? It sounds daunting, but it's not as tricky as it sounds. In this lesson, we'll learn how to divide fractions and mixed numbers.

How to Solve Complex Fractions

5. How to Solve Complex Fractions

Did you know fractions can nest within fractions? In this lesson, we'll learn about complex fractions and look at two different methods for solving them.

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division with Decimal Notation

6. Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division with Decimal Notation

Performing operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division has some differences when there are decimals involved. This lesson will explain how to perform these operations all while keeping the decimals straight.

Practice with Fraction and Mixed Number Arithmetic

7. Practice with Fraction and Mixed Number Arithmetic

Adding whole numbers is one thing. But adding fractions and mixed numbers? That's not so simple. Or is it? In this lesson, we'll practice arithmetic with both fractions and mixed numbers.

Estimation Problems using Fractions

8. Estimation Problems using Fractions

When working with fractions, estimating can save time and effort while getting you very close to the correct answer. In this lesson, we'll learn how to use estimation to quickly solve problems involving fractions.

Estimating Products & Quotients of Fractions & Mixed Numbers

9. Estimating Products & Quotients of Fractions & Mixed Numbers

You will be able to quickly estimate the answer to a multiplication or division problem involving fractions after watching this video lesson. Learn how to estimate the fraction for the best estimate.

Solving Problems using Fractions and Mixed Numbers

10. Solving Problems using Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Fractions don't just live in math problems. They're all around us, helping us through our lives. In this lesson, we'll look at real scenarios where your ability to work with fractions can save the day.

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