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Ch 2: NES Essential Academic Skills Math: Fractions

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These lessons will help you review mathematical procedures used to raise and reduce fractions, order fractions and solve mathematical operations with fractions. Study them in preparation for the NES Essential Academic Skills Subtest III Mathematics exam.

NES Essential Academic Skills Math: Fractions - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our professional instructors will help you review the mathematical procedures used to solve problems with fractions in them. Use this chapter to prepare for related exam questions by following along with our instructors as they narrate this series of short, engaging lesson videos about:

  • Raising and reducing fractions
  • Ordering fractions
  • Converting between fractions and decimals
  • Converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with fractions
  • Solving complex fractions
  • Simplifying word problems with fractions

In addition to watching these lesson videos read the lesson transcripts that offer written overviews of the lessons and identify the key terms of the chapter. If at any time you develop a question regarding any of these procedures, use the teacher tab to send it to our instructors for clarification. Our brief quizzes contain four or five multiple-choice questions that will test your grasp of this chapter's subject matter. If you like, print out your correct quiz results as worksheets.

NES Essential Academic Skills Math: Fractions Chapter Objectives

The National Evaluation Series (NES) Essential Academic Skills Subtest III Mathematics exam is used to assess whether or not future educators know the fundamentals of basic mathematics. This computer-based subtest is composed of 45 multiple-choice questions that are administered in an hour testing session. This chapter will help you prepare for questions on this exam by helping you improve your ability to work with fractions.

12 Lessons in Chapter 2: NES Essential Academic Skills Math: 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.

Comparing and Ordering Fractions

3. 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.

Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

4. Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

In this video lesson, you will learn about the usefulness of knowing how to change quickly between decimals and fractions. You will also learn how changing from a decimal to a fraction is different than changing from a fraction to a decimal.

Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

5. 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

6. 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.

How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

7. How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

When adding and subtracting fractions, you must be sure to have a common denominator. Once you have a common denominator, you just add or subtract your numerators and then your whole numbers. Learn how in this lesson.

How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

8. How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Simple fraction arithmetic gets a little more complicated when our denominators don't match. In this lesson, we'll learn how to add and subtract unlike fractions. Then, we'll do the same with mixed numbers.

Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

9. Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Multiplying fractions is much more straightforward than adding, subtracting or dividing fractions. In this lesson, learn how it works. We'll also learn how to multiply mixed numbers.

Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

10. Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Dividing fractions and mixed numbers? It sounds daunting, but it's not as tricky as it sounds. In this lesson, we'll learn how to divide fractions and mixed numbers.

How to Solve Complex Fractions

11. How to Solve Complex Fractions

Did you know fractions can nest within fractions? In this lesson, we'll learn about complex fractions and look at two different methods for solving them.

How to Simplify Word Problems with Fractions Using Whole Numbers

12. How to Simplify Word Problems with Fractions Using Whole Numbers

Watch this video lesson to learn how to solve word problems with fractions in them easily by turning your fractions into whole numbers. Learn what you need to do to get rid of your fractions so you can easily solve your problem.

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