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Ch 6: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Introduction to Fractions

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Revisit the fundamentals of fractions in preparation for answering some of the questions on the MTEL Middle School Mathematics examination. Relevant definitions and examples can be found throughout this online chapter's video lessons.

MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Introduction to Fractions - Chapter Summary

Gain the expert knowledge of fractions that you'll require as a teaching professional. As you get ready to pass the MTEL Middle School Mathematics examination, look to this chapter. Its detailed video lessons will help you make the distinctions between numerators and denominators as well as proper and improper fractions. Recall how to convert between decimals and fractions, and practice using the number line to plot numbers. Study these online lessons for help with:

  • Understanding and identifying different types of fractions
  • Solving equations by raising, relating and reducing fractions
  • Using a multiple to calculate the least common denominator
  • Finding common denominators so you can compare fractions
  • Comparing fractions and whole numbers with the number line
  • Converting from improper fractions to mixed numbers

The video lesson narrators have advanced degrees and years of experience in mathematics instruction. Get the education you require as an MTEL Middle School Mathematics examination candidate as the testing date draws near. Log into the lessons on your mobile device and study anytime 24/7. Each video is divided into several sections. Access each one by clicking the timeline link beneath the video and selecting a section by its heading.

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Introduction to 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.

Relating Fractions and Decimals

3. Relating Fractions and Decimals

Watch this video lesson to learn how to use both fractions and decimals to help you solve problems. Learn how to change between the two to use the best one for your problem.

How to Find Least Common Denominators

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

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