Ch 17: MTTC Elementary Education: Number Systems

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to brush up on number systems material you can expect to see when you're taking the MTTC Elementary Education test. Short, engaging video lessons effectively cover the information.

MTTC Elementary Education: Number Systems - Chapter Summary

Reviewing this chapter's lessons will prevent you from being caught off guard by any MTTC Elementary Education test questions on number systems. Once you complete this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define the properties of real numbers
  • Discuss various number systems and the base-ten number system
  • Understand expanded form
  • Compare and order rational numbers
  • Identify composite and prime numbers
  • Round to the nearest 1000, 10,000 and 100,000
  • Utilize estimation in math

The videos in this chapter were created by our instructors to be quick and engaging. Use the timeline to either jump ahead in a lesson or return to a part you already saw for additional review. The practice quizzes help you assess your understanding of the lessons' content, and you have the option to print them as worksheets.

7 Lessons in Chapter 17: MTTC Elementary Education: Number Systems
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What are Real Numbers? - Definition & Properties

1. What are Real Numbers? - Definition & Properties

There are many definitions of real numbers, but they all lead to the same conclusion. Real numbers are numbers that have a measurable value. Learn more about real numbers with some examples and a quiz to test your knowledge.

Number Systems and The Base-Ten System

2. Number Systems and The Base-Ten System

Ever think that a computer doesn't get what you want it to do? Don't be surprised; it is living in a world where it can only count to 1. This lesson explains number systems, including our base-ten system and a computer's base-two system.

What is Expanded Form in Math? - Definition & Examples

3. What is Expanded Form in Math? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll review place value and find out how it's useful when writing numbers in expanded form. We'll also look at a few examples of numbers written out in expanded form.

Comparing & Ordering Rational Numbers

4. 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.

Identifying Prime & Composite Numbers

5. Identifying Prime & Composite Numbers

In this video lesson, you will learn how to identify both prime and composite numbers. You will also learn what makes the numbers unique, as well as the characteristics of both these types of numbers.

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

6. 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.

How to Estimate in Math: Definition & Concept

7. How to Estimate in Math: Definition & Concept

Learn how to use estimate values in this lesson. It can help you answer math problems that use more complicated numbers and even make it easier to split a check at the restaurant next time you are out with friends!

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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