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Ch 29: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Ratios & Proportions

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Start getting ready for the MTEL Mathematics (Elementary) exam by working through the materials in this chapter. You will review important topics about ratios and proportions, which will be covered on the test.

MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Ratios & Proportions - Chapter Summary

Improve your ability to solve different problems using rates and ratios using the lessons in this chapter. They make learning fun, and are designed to speed up the review process for the MTEL Mathematics (Elementary) exam regarding these topics:

  • Ratios and rates
  • Definition and application of proportion
  • Ratio and proportion calculations
  • The unknown in a proportion
  • Scale factor
  • Representing proportional relationships
  • Multistep ratio and percent problems

Acquire the right set of skills needed to do well on the test by watching the video lessons. Then, see what knowledge and skills you have mastered by using the self-assessment quizzes. If you still need to revisit a topic to learn more about it, be sure to use the video tags. They are located in the timeline of the videos.

11 Lessons in Chapter 29: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Ratios & Proportions
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Ratios & Rates: Definitions & Examples

1. Ratios & Rates: Definitions & Examples

If we have two items, or two numbers, and we want to compare them, what language can we use? How do we write the comparison? Find out as we learn about ratios and rates in this lesson.

How to Solve a One-Step Problem Involving Ratios

2. How to Solve a One-Step Problem Involving Ratios

Ratios show the relationship between different things. They can be very useful in math and everyday life. Learn how you can quickly and easily solve one-step ratio problems.

How to Solve a One-Step Problem Involving Rates

3. How to Solve a One-Step Problem Involving Rates

One of the most useful aspects of math is the ability to take a rate and use it to solve questions of time or quantity. In this lesson, we'll learn how to use rates, time, and quantity to solve for each other.

Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

4. Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

When we want to compare one ratio, or fraction, to another equivalent ratio, it's a proportion. Learn all about proportions and practice solving proportion problems in this lesson.

Calculations with Ratios and Proportions

5. Calculations with Ratios and Proportions

Even if only 99 out of 100 people need to know how to work with ratios, the odds that they'll be useful to you are very high. In this lesson, we'll practice performing calculations with ratios and proportions.

Distance Formulas: Calculations & Examples

6. Distance Formulas: Calculations & Examples

Let's go on a road trip! In this lesson, we'll practice calculations involving distance, rate and time. We'll also look at how we determine the relationship between distance and fuel.

How to Find an Unknown in a Proportion

7. How to Find an Unknown in a Proportion

Artists, engineers, athletes, and accountants all use proportions in their daily lives, and setting them up is really quite easy, once you know the rules. In this lesson, you'll learn how to solve proportions when there is an unknown value and work on some practice problems.

Proportional Relationships Between Two Quantities

8. Proportional Relationships Between Two Quantities

When two values always maintain the same ratio, forming the same fraction when you divide them, they have a proportional relationship. In this lesson, you can learn about proportional relationships between two quantities.

Representing Proportional Relationships by Equations

9. Representing Proportional Relationships by Equations

After you read this lesson, you'll see just how easy it is to find an equation that represents your proportional relationship. You'll learn the formula you can use to find your equation for any proportion you have.

Proportional Relationships in Multistep Ratio & Percent Problems

10. Proportional Relationships in Multistep Ratio & Percent Problems

This lesson introduces the concepts of ratios, rates, and proportions. It will show you how to use rates and ratios to develop proportional relationships. Using proportions to solve problems is very common in mathematics, because oftentimes many rates and ratios are constant.

What is a Scale Factor? - Definition, Formula & Examples

11. What is a Scale Factor? - Definition, Formula & Examples

How does a carpenter know the correct length of a room on a blueprint? How can a graphic designer tell if an enlarged picture will be distorted? Learn what a scale factor is and how you can use it in this article!

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