Ch 6: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Rational Numbers

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Get the knowledge you need to successfully address rational numbers on the MTEL Mathematics (Elementary) assessment. Watch entertaining video lessons to boost your comprehension, and take short quizzes to gauge your readiness to take the test.

MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Rational Numbers - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find a comprehensive overview of rational numbers you can use to improve your ability to succeed on the MTEL Mathematics (Elementary) assessment. After reviewing the lessons, you will be prepared for the following on exam day:

  • Describing how to compare and order rational numbers
  • Demonstrating your ability to graph rational numbers on a number line
  • Explaining how to find the absolute value of a rational number
  • Exhibiting your ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers
  • Analyzing notation for rational numbers, fractions and decimals
  • Defining irrational numbers, and identifying common irrational numbers

The process of studying for a licensure exam can feel overwhelming, which is why this chapter allows you to review rational numbers at your own pace. Watch the lessons in the sequence that matches your existing knowledge of the subject area. Access the lessons as videos or full transcripts any time, day or night, and as often as you'd prefer. Feel free to gauge your comprehension of the lessons by taking short quizzes. If you need additional details about any lesson topic, don't hesitate to submit your questions to our experts.

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Rational Numbers
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Comparing & Ordering Rational Numbers

1. Comparing & Ordering Rational Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to look at any rational number and compare it with any other rational number. Learn what you need to do so that you know which number is greater or lesser than another.

Graphing Rational Numbers on a Number Line

2. Graphing Rational Numbers on a Number Line

Number lines have many uses both in mathematics and everyday life. This lesson will teach you how to graph numbers on a number line and give real-world examples of how to use number lines.

Finding the Absolute Value of a Rational Number

3. Finding the Absolute Value of a Rational Number

Watch this video lesson and you will learn how to deal with absolute values of simple numbers and more complex problems. Learn the order in which you should do calculations so that your answers are correct.

Adding & Subtracting Rational Numbers

4. Adding & Subtracting Rational Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to add and subtract rational numbers like a pro. Learn what is involved in adding and subtracting these types of numbers.

Multiplying & Dividing Rational Numbers

5. Multiplying & Dividing Rational Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to multiply and divide rational numbers. You will know when you need to flip your number and when you don't.

Notation for Rational Numbers, Fractions & Decimals

6. Notation for Rational Numbers, Fractions & Decimals

How do fractions become decimals? And how do decimals become fractions? In this lesson, we'll learn about the notation of rational numbers, fractions and decimals and learn how they're related.

What are Irrational Numbers? - Definition & Examples

7. What are Irrational Numbers? - Definition & Examples

Irrational numbers may not be crazy, but they do sometimes bend our minds a little. Learn about common irrational numbers, like the square root of 2 and pi, as well as a few others that businessmen, artists, and scientists find useful.

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