Ch 16: MEGA Middle School Math: Percents

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to improve your ability to solve problems with percentages, convert between percent and decimal notation, and convert to fraction notation as you prepare for the MEGA Middle School Math exam.

MEGA Middle School Math: Percents - Chapter Summary

Percentages are commonly found in math problems. These short, engaging lessons will help you review the steps that should be taken when solving problems with percentages and converting percentages into fraction and decimal notations. Once you've watched the lessons, you should be better able to answer MEGA Middle School Math exam questions that require you to:

  • Convert between percent, decimal and fraction notations
  • Solve problems with percentages in them
  • Solve word problems that contain percentages

If you have any questions about these topics, send them to our instructors for clarification using the teacher tabs so that they can help you master the material of this chapter. Once you've completed a lesson, take the lesson quiz that accompanies it to test your understanding of the material and discover subjects you didn't master. Before moving on to the next chapter, take the practice chapter exam to be certain you have the skills needed to solve problems on the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) Middle School Education Mathematics exam involving percentages.

MEGA Middle School Math: Percents Objectives

Educators take the MEGA Middle School Education Mathematics exam to demonstrate the skills needed to teach middle-grades math. When you take this computer-based certifications exam, you will be asked 80 multiple-choice questions in 2.5-hour testing session. Of the material covered by these questions, 19% will belong to the content domain of Number and Operations. With this chapter, expand your understanding of percentages so that you can do well on related questions in this domain.

9 Lessons in Chapter 16: MEGA Middle School Math: Percents
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What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

1. What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

Thinking in terms of pizza is an excellent way to think about percentages. Learn how it can help you understand percentages in this video lesson. You will also learn about the uses of percentages in the real world.

Converting from Percent Notation to Decimal Notation

2. Converting from Percent Notation to Decimal Notation

Knowing how to convert a percent to a decimal can be a useful skill in many different situations. This lesson will show you how to perform that conversion and places where this skill will be helpful.

Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation

3. Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation

The process of converting percents to fractions is quite easy if you know where to start. This lesson will show you how to perform the conversion and give some real-world examples.

Changing Between Decimals and Percents

4. Changing Between Decimals and Percents

Watch as we go on a rollercoaster ride in changing from a decimal to percent and then back again. Learn to master this technique so you can get as fast as a rollercoaster going downhill on tests and quizzes when you have to convert between the two.

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.

Converting Fractions to Percents & Back

6. Converting Fractions to Percents & Back

After watching this video lesson, you will learn how to turn any fraction into a percent and vice versa. You will learn how they are related and how to write your answers properly.

Converting Fractions to Percents

7. Converting Fractions to Percents

There are times when it is important to know how to convert a fraction to a percent. Fortunately, the steps to perform this conversion are not difficult. This lesson will show you those steps and give some examples.

Solve Problems Using Percents

8. Solve Problems Using Percents

Percents are your friend. Think of all the cool things percents do for you. They save you money, and they tell you how well you are doing in school. Learn how you can solve problems with percents in this video lesson.

How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

9. How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

100 percent of percent problems can be solved if we follow the correct steps. In this lesson, we'll practice solving a variety of different percent problems.

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