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Ch 15: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Operations with Fractions

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This chapter on operations with fractions is designed to boost your confidence as you prepare to take the MTEL Math (Elementary) assessment. Gain greater insight into exam topics, and test your knowledge with self-assessment quizzes.

MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Operations with Fractions - Chapter Summary

The process of studying for a licensure exam like MTEL Math (Elementary) can sometimes make you feel overwhelmed. Ease the stress by reviewing prepared lessons that cover topics you will see on exam day. By refreshing your knowledge of operations with fractions, you will be ready for the following in the test:

  • Adding and subtracting like and unlike fractions and mixed numbers
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers
  • Solving complex fractions, and demonstrating fraction and mixed number arithmetic
  • Estimating problems using fractions, and estimating products and quotients of fractions and mixed numbers
  • Demonstrating how to solve problems using fractions and mixed numbers
  • Exhibiting your ability to solve map problems involving fractions

The lessons are available as videos or full transcripts that feature easily identifiable vocabulary words. Watch the lessons in the sequence that suits your studies, and revisit them often until you fully comprehend the materials. If you want to test your knowledge of operations with fractions, feel free to take lesson quizzes and the broader chapter exam. Don't hesitate to submit your questions about lesson topics to our experts.

10 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Operations with Fractions
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How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

1. How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

When adding and subtracting fractions, you must be sure to have a common denominator. Once you have a common denominator, you just add or subtract your numerators and then your whole numbers. Learn how in this lesson.

How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2. How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Simple fraction arithmetic gets a little more complicated when our denominators don't match. In this lesson, we'll learn how to add and subtract unlike fractions. Then, we'll do the same with mixed numbers.

Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

3. Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Multiplying fractions is much more straightforward than adding, subtracting or dividing fractions. In this lesson, learn how it works. We'll also learn how to multiply mixed numbers.

Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

4. Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Dividing fractions and mixed numbers? It sounds daunting, but it's not as tricky as it sounds. In this lesson, we'll learn how to divide fractions and mixed numbers.

How to Solve Complex Fractions

5. How to Solve Complex Fractions

Did you know fractions can nest within fractions? In this lesson, we'll learn about complex fractions and look at two different methods for solving them.

Practice with Fraction and Mixed Number Arithmetic

6. Practice with Fraction and Mixed Number Arithmetic

Adding whole numbers is one thing. But adding fractions and mixed numbers? That's not so simple. Or is it? In this lesson, we'll practice arithmetic with both fractions and mixed numbers.

Estimation Problems using Fractions

7. Estimation Problems using Fractions

When working with fractions, estimating can save time and effort while getting you very close to the correct answer. In this lesson, we'll learn how to use estimation to quickly solve problems involving fractions.

Estimating Products & Quotients of Fractions & Mixed Numbers

8. Estimating Products & Quotients of Fractions & Mixed Numbers

You will be able to quickly estimate the answer to a multiplication or division problem involving fractions after watching this video lesson. Learn how to estimate the fraction for the best estimate.

Solving Problems using Fractions and Mixed Numbers

9. Solving Problems using Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Fractions don't just live in math problems. They're all around us, helping us through our lives. In this lesson, we'll look at real scenarios where your ability to work with fractions can save the day.

Maps with Fractional Distances

10. Maps with Fractional Distances

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve map problems involving fractions. Learn how to use the information that is given to you to find missing distances as well as the total distance.

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