Ch 15: MEGA Middle School Math: Operations with Decimals

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Let us help you develop a deeper understanding of how to apply mathematical operations to decimals. You will need to know this information in order to answer questions on the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) Middle School math exam.

MEGA Middle School Math: Operations with Decimals - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to review concepts relating to decimals that will help you teach these topics to 6th-8th grade students. You will study information about adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals as well as more complex subjects such as estimation and inequalities. You will find these lessons particularly beneficial as you prepare for the MEGA Middle School math exam, as it covers the following topics you will encounter on the test:

  • Solving simple and multi-step problems containing inequalities with decimals
  • Explaining how to convert decimals to mixed numbers
  • Applying methods for solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems with decimals
  • Getting the gist of estimating decimals, including sums, differences and products
  • Simplifying expressions with decimals
  • Using formulas for patterns in problems with decimal numbers
  • Utilizing guess and check processes for decimal problems

Instructors in the video lessons present the material in clear and concise language, and visual examples help to facilitate your understanding of the concepts discussed. Accompanying quizzes further help you to master the concepts and allow you to review questions that might appear on the actual MEGA Middle School math exam.

MEGA Middle School Math: Operations with Decimals Objectives

If you are an aspiring teacher seeking initial certification or a current teacher pursuing a designation in a specific content area, you will be required to successfully complete an appropriate MEGA exam. Content-area certification can be obtained for any education level between pre-K and grade 12. Certification exams are also given in general assessment, school psychology and administration.

By using the Operations with Decimals chapter, you can ensure that you will have strong knowledge in which to answer appropriate questions found on the MEGA Middle School math exam. You will encounter these types of questions in Number and Operations, the exam's first content domain. This domain accounts for 19% of your test score. The math exam is computer-based and requires the completion of 80 multiple-choice questions.

12 Lessons in Chapter 15: MEGA Middle School Math: Operations with Decimals
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Inequalities with Decimals

1. Inequalities with Decimals

In this video lesson, we talk about solving inequalities with decimals. You will learn in what order to take your steps to solve these types of problems.

Converting Decimals to Mixed Numbers

2. 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.

Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Estimating Sums, Differences & Products of Decimals

6. Estimating Sums, Differences & Products of Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to estimate any decimal number to help you simplify your math problems. See how easy it is to estimate your answer when you are trying to find the sum, difference, or product.

Solving Problems Using Decimal Numbers

7. Solving Problems Using Decimal Numbers

Problems involving decimal numbers might sound like a way to torture you, but learning how important these types of problems are in the real world is important. In this lesson, you will see a couple areas in life where you routinely encounter decimal number problems.

Estimation: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

8. Estimation: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will learn how using estimation can help you simplify your problem so that you can solve it much easier. Learn how estimation can help even when you need to solve for a missing variable.

Guess and Check: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

9. Guess and Check: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

In this video lesson, you will learn how to use your guessing skills in finding the correct answer to a decimal problem. Learn how you can refine your guess to make an even better guess and get closer to finding your answer.

Look for a Pattern: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

10. Look for a Pattern: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

In this video lesson, you will learn how finding a pattern can help you solve one- and two-operation problems involving decimal numbers. Learn what it takes to find a pattern and then to use the pattern to find the answer.

Solving Multi-Step Inequalities with Decimals

11. Solving Multi-Step Inequalities with Decimals

In this video lesson, you will learn the steps that are involved in solving inequalities for an unknown variable. We'll see that the order of operations stays the same, but there's a very significant difference when it comes to negative numbers!

How to Simplify Expressions Involving Decimals

12. 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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