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Ch 12: MEGA Middle School Math: Introduction to Fractions

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Reinforce your understanding of introductory topics regarding fractions as you prepare for the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) Middle School Mathematics exam. Our short video lessons and quizzes provide a quick review of this material.

MEGA Middle School Math: Introduction to Fractions - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to review basic aspects of fractions, such as common denominators, improper fractions, and fraction types. You will go over methods for solving related math problems. The following topics will be addressed in these video lessons that will prepare you to answer specific questions on the MEGA Middle School Math exam:

  • Identifying types of fractions
  • Detailing methods for raising and reducing fractions
  • Solving problems with fractions and decimals
  • Explaining the use of the number line to compare fractions
  • Finding out how to change an improper fraction to a mixed number
  • Describing how to find least common denominators

The video format allows you to pause when needed and replay parts in which you feel you need further review. Accompanying quizzes can be re-taken as many times as necessary until you feel you have mastered the material discussed in the lessons.

MEGA Middle School Math: Introduction to Fractions - Chapter Objectives

The Introduction to Fractions chapter provides you with the opportunity to ensure that you are fully prepared to answer questions about fractions that you will find in the first content domain of the MEGA Middle School Math exam. This domain tests you on number and operations topics and accounts for 19% of your total test score. The exam consists of 80 computer-based multiple-choice questions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 12: MEGA Middle School Math: Introduction to Fractions
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What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types

1. What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types

Fractions may be your friend's worst nightmare, but they don't have to be yours. Watch this video lesson to learn about fractions and how you can understand them easily. Also learn to identify the different types of fractions.

How to Raise and Reduce Fractions

2. How to Raise and Reduce Fractions

When working with fractions, you sometimes need to change your fraction to make it easier to work with. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can raise and reduce fractions to make your problem solving easier.

Relating Fractions and Decimals

3. 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.

How to Find Least Common Denominators

4. 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.

Comparing and Ordering Fractions

5. Comparing and Ordering Fractions

Comparing and ordering fractions is way to examine fractions that contain different-sized sets. In order to compare these fractions, you must find a common denominator and make equivalent fractions.

Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers

6. Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers

Watch this video lesson to learn how useful the number line can be when you need to compare two different numbers, be they whole numbers, decimals or even fractions. Learn how to plot these numbers on the number line so you can compare them.

Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

7. 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 Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

8. How to Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

When it comes to fractions in algebra, we hardly ever use mixed numbers. Instead, we opt for the ease of use of improper fractions. Watch this video lesson to learn how to change your mixed numbers to improper fractions.

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