# Ch 21: MEGA Middle School Math: Negative Numbers

### About This Chapter

## MEGA Middle School Math: Negative Numbers - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you practice solving problems with negative numbers. These video lessons will also provide an overview of negative numbers. The following topics addressed in this chapter's lessons will help you prepare to take the MEGA Middle School Mathematics exam:

- Identifying negative number positions on a number line
- Explaining how to add and subtract negative numbers
- Providing instruction in how to multiply and divide negative numbers
- Detailing the use of exponents in multiplying negative numbers

Video presentations of problem solving techniques and methods can prove useful for those who benefit from visual study of mathematical topics. The short quizzes following each lesson are most helpful in preparing you for the types of questions and format you will find in the actual MEGA Middle School Mathematics exam.

## MEGA Middle School Math: Negative Numbers - Chapter Objectives

The Negative Numbers chapter is designed to help you master problem solving and comprehension skills relating to negative number concepts. This knowledge will demonstrate your proficiency in this area and your ability to teach these concepts to middle grade students in the state of Missouri. Questions regarding negative numbers are found within the first content domain of the MEGA Middle School Mathematics exam, which is a computer-based exam containing 80 multiple choice questions. The first content domain represents 19% of your total test score.

MEGA exams are teacher certification exams used to assess an educator's readiness in teaching specific content areas at the early education, elementary, middle, or high school levels. General and special education assessment exams are also offered.

### 1. Introduction to Negative Numbers

Watch this video lesson to see how negative numbers appear on the number line. Learn how they are ordered and how you can easily order a set of negative numbers that are given to you.

### 2. Adding & Subtracting Negative Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to add and subtract negative numbers with ease. Learn what you need to watch for and what will make your job easier.

### 3. Multiplying & Dividing Negative Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to multiply and divide negative numbers with ease. Learn what to watch for and how to handle the negative signs so that you get the right answer every time.

### 4. Exponents with Negative Bases

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use exponents to help you multiply a string of negative numbers. Learn what kinds of negative numbers you can do this with and to write it.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the MEGA Middle School Mathematics: Practice & Study Guide course

- MEGA Middle School Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- MEGA Middle School Math: Solving Word Problems
- MEGA Middle School Math: Properties of Numbers
- MEGA Middle School Math: Estimating & Rounding
- MEGA Middle School Math: Number Theory
- MEGA Middle School Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
- MEGA Middle School Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- MEGA Middle School Math: Scientific Notation
- MEGA Middle School Math: Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- MEGA Middle School Math: Integers
- MEGA Middle School Math: Rational Numbers
- MEGA Middle School Math: Introduction to Fractions
- MEGA Middle School Math: Operations with Fractions
- MEGA Middle School Math: Introduction to Decimals
- MEGA Middle School Math: Operations with Decimals
- MEGA Middle School Math: Percents
- MEGA Middle School Math: Money & Consumer Math
- MEGA Middle School Math: Number Patterns & Sequences
- MEGA Middle School Math: Properties of Functions
- MEGA Middle School Math: Graphing Functions
- MEGA Middle School Math: Absolute Value
- MEGA Middle School Math: Inequalities
- MEGA Middle School Math: Factoring
- MEGA Middle School Math: Monomials & Polynomials
- MEGA Middle School Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions
- MEGA Middle School Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- MEGA Middle School Math: Algebraic Distribution
- MEGA Middle School Math: Solving One-Step Equations
- MEGA Middle School Math: Solving Two-Step Equations
- MEGA Middle School Math: Simplifying Rational Expressions
- MEGA Middle School Math: The Coordinate Graph
- MEGA Middle School Math: Linear Equations
- MEGA Middle School Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- MEGA Middle School Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
- MEGA Middle School Math: Measurements
- MEGA Middle School Math: Perimeter & Area
- MEGA Middle School Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- MEGA Middle School Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- MEGA Middle School Math: Properties of Lines
- MEGA Middle School Math: Angles
- MEGA Middle School Math: Triangles
- MEGA Middle School Math: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- MEGA Middle School Math: Similar Polygons
- MEGA Middle School Math: The Pythagorean Theorem
- MEGA Middle School Math: Quadrilaterals
- MEGA Middle School Math: Circles
- MEGA Middle School Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement
- MEGA Middle School Math: Transformations
- MEGA Middle School Math: Data & Graphs
- MEGA Middle School Math: Statistics
- MEGA Middle School Math: Data Collection
- MEGA Middle School Math: Samples & Populations
- MEGA Middle School Math: Probability
- MEGA Middle School Math: Sets
- MEGA Middle School Mathematics Flashcards