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Ch 4: MTEL Math: Decimals

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This chapter provides a convenient, easy and comprehensive refresher course on using, understanding and working with decimal numbers. Use the material provided here in your preparation strategies for taking the MTEL Mathematics exam.

MTEL Math: Decimals - Chapter Summary

Brush up on decimal conversions, estimation and operations as you study the information and take the quizzes in these lessons. The videos illustrate the following material:

  • Explanation of decimal place value and word names
  • How to order and compare decimals
  • Understanding inequalities with decimals
  • How to convert between decimals and mixed numbers
  • Operations and estimation using decimals
  • How to use decimal numbers to solve problems

Moving from one component of this study guide to another is quick and easy due to the fully integrated nature of the format. The quizzes link to the videos, key vocabulary is highlighted in both the videos and the accompanying transcripts, and assistance from our instructors and subject-matter specialists is as close as your computer mouse.

MTEL Math: Decimals Chapter Objectives

The primary objective of the MTEL Mathematics exam is to evaluate the content-area knowledge of teacher candidates seeking licensure or teachers seeking subject-area endorsement. The test is criterion-referenced, so each candidate's performance is measured against a state-defined set of criteria instead of against other candidates. This chapter addresses Subarea I: Number Sets and Operations, one of the six subareas contained in the test. Subarea I is composed of about 16 questions and is weighted at 12% of the test.

There are 100 multiple-choice items and two open-ended response assignments on this computer-based exam. Both of the open-ended response questions must be completed, and the topics to which you will address your compositions may be taken from any of the subareas on the test. Your written responses must meet the length requirement of between 150 and 300 words.

10 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTEL Math: Decimals
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What is a Decimal Place Value?

1. What is a Decimal Place Value?

In this video lesson, you will see how a decimal, a simple dot, can change the place value of all the digits in a number. You will also learn how to read decimals using place values.

Using Word Names for Decimal Numbers

2. Using Word Names for Decimal Numbers

In this video lesson, we go in depth into translating our decimal numbers into the English language. Learn how to write out decimal numbers and the special situations that there are.

Comparing and Ordering Decimals

3. Comparing and Ordering Decimals

In this video lesson, you'll find out how you can look at any two decimals and immediately tell which is greater than the other. You'll also learn how to quickly sort decimals from least to greatest or vice versa.

Inequalities with Decimals

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.

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