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Ch 12: MTLE Elementary Education: Numbers & Operation

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This chapter on numbers and operations includes a series of lessons that let you go at your own pace through a rundown of the related topics you may encounter when taking the MTLE Elementary Education exam.

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

Each lesson includes a practice quiz with a worksheet version that you can print to study further with offline. The quizzes provide links back to the point of the lessons that concern each question whenever you answer incorrectly, allowing for easy review. And if you find you're still unsure, you can always ask our professional instructors questions using the teacher or help tab.

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.

11 Lessons in Chapter 12: MTLE Elementary Education: Numbers & Operation
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Finding Place Values in Whole Numbers

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.

Rounding Numbers to the Nearest 1000, 10,000 & 100,000

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.

Comparing & Ordering Rational Numbers

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.

Solving Mathematical Problems Using Estimation

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.

The Order of Real Numbers: Inequalities

5. 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.

Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation

6. 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.

Relating Fractions and Decimals

7. 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.

Arithmetic with Whole Numbers

8. 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.

What is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems?: Writing Arithmetic Expressions

9. 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.

The Commutative and Associative Properties and Algebraic Expressions

10. 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.

Distributive Property: Definition, Use & Examples

11. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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