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Ch 10: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Ratios, Proportions & Rate of Change

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to prepare for questions on the MTEL Mathematics (Middle School) exam, which may require you to solve problems with proportions, ratios, rate of change, scale factors and percentages.

MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Ratios, Proportions & Rate of Change - Chapter Summary

Before you sit for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics exam, watch these lessons which are presented by our professional instructors. Doing so can help you to improve your understanding of the different ways you can solve problems with ratios, proportions and rate of change. After reviewing these lessons, you should have a better understanding of:

  • The applications of proportions
  • Examples of proportions and ratios
  • Solving problems with proportions
  • Calculating ratios and proportions
  • Formulas for the average rate of change
  • Applying scale factors and reading scale drawings
  • Applications of percentages
  • Calculating taxes and discounts
  • Graphs and tables

Studying these videos will reinforce your retention of the information presented in them, and you can also learn by reading the lesson transcripts. Take the quizzes to discover which topics you don't understand and use the video tags to return to the parts of the lessons that clarified these topics and improve your understanding of them. Next, take the practice chapter exam to see if you are prepared to answer questions on the Massachusetts Tests for Education Licensure (MTEL) Mathematics (Middle School) exam regarding ratios, proportions and rate of change.

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Ratios, Proportions & Rate of Change
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Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

1. 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.

Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples

2. Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how ratios and proportions are related. Also, learn how ratios and proportions are used in real life and how you can apply them to yours.

Solving Problems Involving Proportions: Definition and Examples

3. Solving Problems Involving Proportions: Definition and Examples

Learn how you can use proportions to find missing sides and how to increase or decrease the sizes of objects to create models of them in this video lesson.

Calculations with Ratios and Proportions

4. 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.

Average Rate of Change: Definition, Formula & Examples

5. Average Rate of Change: Definition, Formula & Examples

Average rate of change and slope of a line are very interconnected. They are actually one in the same. In this lesson, we will be discovering how they are interconnected.

Applying Scale Factors to Perimeter, Area, and Volume of Similar Figures

6. Applying Scale Factors to Perimeter, Area, and Volume of Similar Figures

How do shapes change sizes yet retain their proportions and similarities to other shapes? In this lesson, we'll look at what a scale factor is and how to apply it. We'll consider scale factors with regards to three different aspects of similar shapes: perimeter, area and volume.

How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

7. How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

Watch this video lesson to learn how scale drawings and legends are used on maps and blueprints. Learn skills that will serve you well when traveling and when looking at the blueprints of a car.

Percents: Definition, Application & Examples

8. Percents: Definition, Application & Examples

Maybe you know that 95% is an A and 75% is a C. But what do those percents really mean? In this lesson, we'll learn about percents, including how to convert them to fractions and decimals.

Taxes & Discounts: Calculations & Examples

9. Taxes & Discounts: Calculations & Examples

When you go shopping, you don't want to be surprised by the amount of tax on an item. You also want to fully understand discounts to know how much you can save. In this lesson, we'll practice calculating both tax and discounts.

Using Tables and Graphs in the Real World

10. Using Tables and Graphs in the Real World

We use tables and graphs in algebra as ways to visually show an equation or function. But do we really use these in the real world? Is it that important to learn about tables and graphs? Find out in this video lesson.

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