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Ch 5: MTTC Math (Secondary): Introduction to Fractions

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These lesson videos help you prepare for questions on the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) exam that ask you to reduce fractions, order fractions and convert fractions to decimals or mixed numbers.

MTTC Math (Secondary): Introduction to Fractions - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to improve your understanding of fractions as you prepare for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Mathematics (Secondary) exam. This series of short, engaging lesson videos can improve your understanding the processes used to reduce, compare, order and change fractions. After these lessons you should have a better understanding of:

  • Raising and reducing fractions
  • Converting between fractions and decimals
  • Finding least common denominators
  • Ordering fractions, decimals and mixed numbers
  • Converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers

Along with watching these videos, improve your skills working with fractions by completing the lesson quizzes. You can also use these quizzes to identify areas of the lesson you didn't fully comprehend. Then, improve your comprehension of these areas by returning to the lessons with the links provided in your quiz results.

MTTC Math (Secondary): Introduction to Fractions - Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) exam is a certification exam used by the state of Michigan to certify secondary math teachers. When you take this exam, you will be asked to complete 80 multiple-choice questions. The exam can be taken on a computer or on paper. Twenty-two percent of the material covered by this exam is on mathematical processes and number concepts, including some questions on the basics of fractions. Complete the lessons and quizzes in this chapter to improve your abilities answering these types of questions and your skills working with fractions in general.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: MTTC Math (Secondary): 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.

How to Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

8. How to Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

When it comes to fractions in algebra, we hardly ever use mixed numbers. Instead, we opt for the ease of use of improper fractions. Watch this video lesson to learn how to change your mixed numbers to improper fractions.

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