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Ch 4: Decimals & Fractions Overview

About This Chapter

See what you should know about decimals to take the FTCE Middle Grades Mathematics exam by studying this chapter. These lessons and quizzes will help you review the mathematical uses of decimals.

FTCE Middle Grades Math: Decimals - Chapter Summary

Prepare yourself for success on the FTCE Middle Grades Mathematics test by reviewing mathematical functions that involve decimals. This chapter features lessons that will help you go over the processes involved in:

  • Finding the decimal place value
  • Converting decimals to mixed numbers or fractions
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals
  • Estimating decimals
  • Simplifying expressions with decimals

Our lessons will help you review each step involved in these mathematical processes using brief animated videos and accompanying full transcripts. You'll also get the opportunity to practice solving problems involving decimals on the quizzes that go with each lesson.

10 Lessons in Chapter 4: Decimals & Fractions Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Working with Decimals

1. Working with Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will become well acquainted with decimals and how to work with them. Learn how you can use them to help you describe what is going on around you.

What is a Decimal Place Value?

2. What is a Decimal Place Value?

In this video lesson, you will see how a decimal, a simple dot, can change the place value of all the digits in a number. You will also learn how to read decimals using place values.

Converting Decimals to Mixed Numbers

3. 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.

Converting Repeating Decimals into Fractions

4. Converting Repeating Decimals into Fractions

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert any repeating decimal that you come across into a fraction. Learn how to write the two equations that are needed for the conversion.

Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

5. Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

In this video lesson, you will learn about the usefulness of knowing how to change quickly between decimals and fractions. You will also learn how changing from a decimal to a fraction is different than changing from a fraction to a decimal.

Relating Fractions and Decimals

6. Relating Fractions and Decimals

Watch this video lesson to learn how to use both fractions and decimals to help you solve problems. Learn how to change between the two to use the best one for your problem.

Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

How to Simplify Expressions Involving Decimals

10. 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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