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Ch 14: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Fractions

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In order to be ready for part of the MTEL Mathematics (Elementary) exam, you need to develop your ability to work with fractions. This isn't difficult thanks to our interactive chapter.

MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Fractions - Chapter Summary

Take some time to review the fraction content in these lessons. Doing so prepares you for the exam, especially in regards to these topics:

  • Definition and types of fractions
  • Raising and reducing fractions
  • Finding the least common denominator
  • Ordering fractions
  • Comparing decimals using the number line
  • Changing mixed numbers to improper fractions

Going through the video lessons, you will pick up insightful details that will help you do well on the exam. In order to see if you are learning the right details for the test, take advantage of the self-assessment quizzes. These can be accessed from your mobile device, helping you prepare from wherever you are in the world.

7 Lessons in Chapter 14: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Fractions
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What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types

1. What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types

Fractions may be your friend's worst nightmare, but they don't have to be yours. Watch this video lesson to learn about fractions and how you can understand them easily. Also, learn to identify the different types of fractions.

How to Raise and Reduce Fractions

2. How to Raise and Reduce Fractions

When working with fractions, you sometimes need to change your fraction to make it easier to work with. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can raise and reduce fractions to make your problem solving easier.

How to Find Least Common Denominators

3. How to Find Least Common Denominators

Finding a Least Common Denominator is an important tool when working with fractions. To find least common denominators, we will use multiples of our numbers.

Comparing and Ordering Fractions

4. Comparing and Ordering Fractions

Comparing and ordering fractions is way to examine fractions that contain different-sized sets. In order to compare these fractions, you must find a common denominator and make equivalent fractions.

Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers

5. Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers

Watch this video lesson to learn how useful the number line can be when you need to compare two different numbers, be they whole numbers, decimals or even fractions. Learn how to plot these numbers on the number line so you can compare them.

Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

6. Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

Improper fractions and mixed numbers are two different types of fractions. They both have different purposes when using fractions in a problem. In this lesson, you will learn how to convert between these two different forms.

How to Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

7. How to Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

When it comes to fractions in algebra, we hardly ever use mixed numbers. Instead, we opt for the ease of use of improper fractions. Watch this video lesson to learn how to change your mixed numbers to improper fractions.

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