Ch 9: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Percents

About This Chapter

In these lessons, you will review the steps used to convert between percent notation, fractional notation and decimal notation, as well as how to how to solve problems with percents in them. Use these lessons to prepare for related questions on the MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Percents - Chapter Summary

Improve your understanding of the procedures used to solve problems with percents by watching our expert instructors in this series of engaging lesson videos. In these lessons, you will have the opportunity to improve your ability to:

  • Conceptualize percentages
  • Convert percentages to decimals
  • Change percentages to fractions
  • Convert decimals to fractions
  • Solve numerical and word problems with percentages

If you are not at your computer, you may watch these lessons on your Internet-ready mobile device(s) to continue your studies. After each lesson, take the lesson quiz to determine if there are any topics you need to review before you take the MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Percents Chapter Objectives

To test the competency of prospective middle-grades math and science teachers, the state of Massachusetts administers the MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam to its middle-grades math and science teacher candidates. This computer-based certification exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response assignments that must be completed in a four-hour testing session. The number sense and operations section of the test is where you will find questions on understanding and solving problems with percents; this section makes up about 8% of the test. Prepare for these questions by using this chapter to improve your skills working with percentages.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Percents
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What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

1. What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

Thinking in terms of pizza is an excellent way to think about percentages. Learn how it can help you understand percentages in this video lesson. You will also learn about the uses of percentages in the real world.

Converting from Percent Notation to Decimal Notation

2. Converting from Percent Notation to Decimal Notation

Knowing how to convert a percent to a decimal can be a useful skill in many different situations. This lesson will show you how to perform that conversion and places where this skill will be helpful.

Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation

3. Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation

The process of converting percents to fractions is quite easy if you know where to start. This lesson will show you how to perform the conversion and give some real-world examples.

Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

4. Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

In this video lesson, you will learn about the usefulness of knowing how to change quickly between decimals and fractions. You will also learn how changing from a decimal to a fraction is different than changing from a fraction to a decimal.

Solve Problems Using Percents

5. Solve Problems Using Percents

Percents are your friend. Think of all the cool things percents do for you. They save you money, and they tell you how well you are doing in school. Learn how you can solve problems with percents in this video lesson.

How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

6. How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

100 percent of percent problems can be solved if we follow the correct steps. In this lesson, we'll practice solving a variety of different percent problems.

Chapter Practice Exam
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