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MTLE Elementary Education: Numbers and Operation - Chapter Summary
If you're looking for a thorough yet time-efficient review of the various forms and properties of numeric operation you may be faced with on the MTLE Elementary Education exam, you're in the right place. By the end of this chapter, you'll have bolstered your readiness to answer questions pertaining to:
- Place value locations in whole numbers
- Rounding numbers up and down to the nearest 1000, 10,000, and 100,000
- Ordering and comparing rational numbers
- Calculating mathematical problems using estimation
- Inequalities and their symbols
- Equivalent expressions and simplifying fraction notations
- Problem-solving with fractions and decimals
- Fundamental arithmetic with whole numbers
- The correct setup to solve math problems
- The distributive, commutative and associative properties
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MTLE Elementary Education: Numbers and Operation - Chapter Objectives
The MTLE Elementary Education exam includes three subtests made up of 50 multiple-choice questions each. You'll be given an hour to complete each subtest, all three of which must be passed in order to obtain a Minnesota teacher's license in the field. This chapter can help you get ready for the mathematics portion of the second subtest, which will count for 75% of your score on the subtest as a whole. While this chapter won't apply to the entire mathematics section, it can aid you in your studying for the portion of it that focuses on concepts of numerical literacy, which is one of the six parts included in this subarea.
1. Finding Place Values in Whole Numbers
After watching this video lesson, you will be able to find the location of any place value that you are given. You will also be able to identify them in any whole number.
2. Rounding Numbers to the Nearest 1000, 10,000 & 100,000
After watching this video lesson, you will be able to round larger numbers like a pro. Learn what the cutoff numbers are for rounding up and down to the nearest thousand, ten thousand and hundred thousand.
3. 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.
4. Solving Mathematical Problems Using Estimation
Estimating is a method of calculating a result that is close to, but not exactly, the correct answer to a math problem. Why would you ever need to do this? This lesson reviews estimating and answers the question as to why you would do it.
5. Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation
Did you know that two fractions can look completely different, but actually be the same? In this lesson, we'll learn about equivalent fractions. We'll also learn to simplify fraction notation.
6. 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.
7. Arithmetic with Whole Numbers
There are four basic mathematical operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These four operations are used in a wide range of everyday skills and are the fundamental blocks of arithmetic.
8. What is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems?: Writing Arithmetic Expressions
When it comes to solving math word problems, there is a correct way of setting up the problem and labeling the various parts of the problem so that you can solve the problem easily. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can do it.
9. Number Theory: Divisibility & Division Algorithm
In this lesson, we'll define the division algorithm and divisibility. We'll see how these two concepts are related and use examples to explore some different divisibility rules to add to your math toolbox.
10. What are Factors & Multiples?
A mathematician needs to know how to work with numbers. In this lesson, you'll learn two ways to work with numbers: using factors and multiples. You'll also learn the definitions of factors and multiples and how to find the factors and multiples of a number.
11. What Are Prime Numbers? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we'll do a brief review of factors, and then learn how factors make prime numbers unique. You can also test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
12. The Commutative and Associative Properties and Algebraic Expressions
The order of operations is important and useful, but a few mathematical properties highlight cases where order doesn't matter. In this lesson, we'll learn about the commutative and associative properties, which may save you time and effort.
13. Distributive Property: Definition, Use & Examples
After completing this lesson, you will be able to state the distributive property and apply it to various types of problems. You will also be able to accurately perform the mathematical operations that are involved with the distributive property.
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