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Ch 4: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Real Numbers

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Prepare for content on the MTEL Mathematics (Elementary) exam by going through this chapter. It is full of resources that help you review how to work with real numbers.

MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Real Numbers - Chapter Summary

Improve your ability to work with real numbers on the MTEL Mathematics (Elementary) exam by using the lessons in this chapter. Featuring text and video formats, the lessons are effective at helping your review:

  • Types of numbers
  • Definition and examples of real numbers
  • Inequalities and the order of real numbers
  • Prime and composite numbers
  • Odd and even numbers
  • Number lines

In order to understand characteristics of real numbers, you can watch our video lessons or read over the text lessons. If you get stuck on a principle or topic, you can get help from our online instructors by submitting a question. Self-assessment quizzes are also available to help you prepare for the test quickly.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Real Numbers
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What are the Different Types of Numbers?

1. What are the Different Types of Numbers?

Learn all of the different types of numbers: natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, and real numbers. This video lesson teaches you how to classify any numbers you come across.

What are Real Numbers? - Definition & Properties

2. What are Real Numbers? - Definition & Properties

There are many definitions of real numbers, but they all lead to the same conclusion. Real numbers are numbers that have a measurable value. Learn more about real numbers with some examples and a quiz to test your knowledge.

The Order of Real Numbers: Inequalities

3. The Order of Real Numbers: Inequalities

An inequality is an operation describing how one number can be compared to another. This lesson will describe and define inequalities and the symbols used to represent them. It will also give some examples on how to work with inequalities.

Identifying Prime & Composite Numbers

4. Identifying Prime & Composite Numbers

In this video lesson, you will learn how to identify both prime and composite numbers. You will also learn what makes the numbers unique, as well as the characteristics of both these types of numbers.

What Are Prime Numbers? - Definition & Examples

5. What Are Prime Numbers? - Definition & Examples

Learn the definition of prime numbers and composite numbers while working through a few examples of how to identify them. Then expand your knowledge by learning three rules that help you determine whether or not a number is prime.

What Are Composite Numbers? - Definition & Examples

6. What Are Composite Numbers? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what composite numbers are and briefly touch on prime numbers. You'll also learn a couple of rules about composite numbers. Then, you can test your new knowledge with a brief quiz.

What Are Odd & Even Numbers? - Definition & Examples

7. What Are Odd & Even Numbers? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what odd and even numbers are with the help of some visual aids. You'll also learn some interesting properties of odd and even numbers. Then, you can test your new knowledge with a brief quiz.

What Is a Number Line?

8. What Is a Number Line?

A number line is a visual representation of all real numbers. In this lesson, we'll learn how to identify points on a number line. We'll also practice addition and subtraction, letting the number line do all the hard work.

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