Ch 2: GACE Math: Fractions

About This Chapter

Watch our video lessons to review information about fractions as you prepare for the GACE Math exam. Performing operations with fractions and converting improper fractions to mixed numbers are among the topics covered in this chapter.

GACE Math: Fractions - Chapter Summary

This course will give you a review in how to identify and perform operations with fractions as you prepare for the GACE Math test. Our video lessons should help you with the following types of questions on the exam:

  • Building and reducing fractions
  • Finding the least common denominator
  • Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa
  • Adding and subtracting like and unlike fractions and mixed numbers
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers

Besides watching the videos in this lesson, you can also check out the text transcripts to easily access key vocabulary words or math formulas. Each lesson also has a corresponding multiple-choice quiz that you can use to test your understanding of solving problems containing fractions and see if any area needs extra review.

Objectives of the GACE Math: Fractions Chapter

Georgia requires anyone seeking certification to teach the math at the secondary school level to pass the GACE Math test. The GACE Math test is in two parts; each part includes 45 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within 2 hours. Questions related to fractions are found on test I, in the subarea on number and quantity; this area which makes up 30% of that test.

Questions on the GACE Math exam require you to solve a problem and select the correct response from four options. The quizzes at the end of each of our lessons not only let you gauge your knowledge of the subject, but give you good practice in answering questions of this type.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: GACE Math: Fractions
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How to Build and Reduce Fractions

1. How to Build and Reduce Fractions

Fractions are a fundamental part of everyday life. Fractions represent a comparison of a part to the whole. To reduce fractions, we will divide by the greatest common factor, or the GCF.

How to Find Least Common Denominators

2. How to Find Least Common Denominators

Finding a Least Common Denominator is an important tool when working with fractions. To find least common denominators, we will use multiples of our numbers.

Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

3. Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

Improper fractions and mixed numbers are two different types of fractions. They both have different purposes when using fractions in a problem. In this lesson, you will learn how to convert between these two different forms.

How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

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