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Ch 12: MTEL Math: Properties of Numbers

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Look over this chapter to review the basic properties of numbers. These lessons will help you prepare for the MTEL Math exam by explaining how to use these properties in mathematics.

MTEL Math: Properties of Numbers - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will have the opportunity to learn all about some properties of numbers to help you get ready for any related questions on the MTEL Math exam. Number properties that will be discussed in these lessons include:

  • Commutative property
  • Multiplication property of zero
  • Distributive property
  • Associative property
  • Closure property of addition

These lessons, developed by an expert mathematician, present the information to you in the form of creative videos. If you need any extra help as you progress through this chapter, you may submit your requests to our specialists who will reply as they are able.

MTEL Math: Properties of Numbers Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Math exam is one step in your licensure process to teach mathematics courses in Massachusetts. Meant to gauge your understanding of various aspects of math, the test features 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 open-response items. Subarea I of the test features 14-16 multiple-choice questions that will focus on your knowledge of numbers and operations, including your understanding of number properties such as those discussed in this chapter.

Through carefully reviewing the lessons provided here, you will be familiar with the number properties about which the MTEL Math exam may test you. In addition to providing a review of these number properties, this chapter will also provide you with opportunities to practice using your knowledge to answer multiple-choice questions in short lesson quizzes. Taking these quizzes will expose you to the format of the MTEL Math exam and should give you confidence in your abilities to answer the questions on the exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 12: MTEL Math: Properties of Numbers
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The Commutative Property: Definition and Examples

1. The Commutative Property: Definition and Examples

There are three major properties that deal with the addition and multiplication of numbers. One of those properties is the commutative property. This lesson will define and give examples of the commutative property and how it works.

The Multiplication Property of Zero: Definition & Examples

2. The Multiplication Property of Zero: Definition & Examples

The number zero has different rules than other numbers; it behaves according to it's own unique properties. This lesson will define the multiplication property of zero and give some examples of how it works.

Distributive Property: Definition, Use & Examples

3. Distributive Property: Definition, Use & Examples

After completing this lesson, you will be able to state the distributive property and apply it to various types of problems. You will also be able to accurately perform the mathematical operations that are involved with the distributive property.

The Associative Property: Definition and Examples

4. The Associative Property: Definition and Examples

There are three basic number properties that help to form the backbone of algebra. One of those properties is the associative property. This lesson will define the associative property and give some examples of how it works.

Using the Closure Property for Addition of Whole Numbers & Integers

5. Using the Closure Property for Addition of Whole Numbers & Integers

We are always looking for ways to better understand numbers. In this lesson, we explore closure, which is a mathematical idea relating an operation, like addition and subtraction, to a set of numbers.

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