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Ch 1: NES Math: Properties of Real Numbers

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Use the lessons in this chapter to refresh your understanding of various types of numbers and operations. These videos, quizzes and other study tools can support you in getting ready for the NES Math test.

NES Math: Properties of Real Numbers - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's study aids to review information on real numbers and their properties. Our video lessons can help you prepare for NES Math test questions on topics including:

  • Types of real numbers
  • Prime and composite numbers
  • How to graph rational numbers on a number line
  • The commutative and associative properties
  • The multiplication property of zero
  • Finding the greatest common factor and least common multiple
  • Order of operations
  • How to determine prime factorization of a number

These brief lessons, enlivened with animation, humor and lots of real-world examples, offer a fun way to prepare for the NES Math test. You can study via smartphone, tablet or computer, anytime and anywhere. After each lesson video, assess your knowledge with a short quiz. The answer key links back to pertinent parts of the lesson so you can review information on questions you missed. You can print out the sheet of quiz questions for offline study, too.

NES Math: Properties of Real Numbers Chapter Objectives

In five states, passing the NES Math test is a requirement for certification to teach mathematics at the secondary level. The test consists of multiple-choice questions and is administered by computer. The quizzes and chapter exam in this study guide are also in this format, so completing them will give you a taste for what you'll encounter on test day.

Questions on the NES Math test are sectioned into five content domains, and questions on properties of real numbers are in the Mathematical Processes and Number Sense content domain. This part of the test makes up 19% of the total score.

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: NES Math: Properties of Real Numbers
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What are the Different Types of Numbers?

1. What are the Different Types of Numbers?

Learn all of the different types of numbers: natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, and real numbers. This video lesson teaches you how to classify any numbers you come across.

What Are Prime Numbers? - Definition & Examples

2. 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.

What Are Composite Numbers? - Definition & Examples

3. What Are Composite Numbers? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what composite numbers are and briefly touch on prime numbers. You'll also learn a couple of rules about composite numbers. Then, you can test your new knowledge with a brief quiz.

Graphing Rational Numbers on a Number Line

4. Graphing Rational Numbers on a Number Line

Number lines have many uses both in mathematics and everyday life. This lesson will teach you how to graph numbers on a number line and give real-world examples of how to use number lines.

The Commutative Property: Definition and Examples

5. The Commutative Property: Definition and Examples

There are three major properties that deal with the addition and multiplication of numbers. One of those properties is the commutative property. This lesson will define and give examples of the commutative property and how it works.

The Associative Property: Definition and Examples

6. The Associative Property: Definition and Examples

There are three basic number properties that help to form the backbone of algebra. One of those properties is the associative property. This lesson will define the associative property and give some examples of how it works.

The Multiplication Property of Zero: Definition & Examples

7. The Multiplication Property of Zero: Definition & Examples

The number zero has different rules than other numbers; it behaves according to it's own unique properties. This lesson will define the multiplication property of zero and give some examples of how it works.

How to Find the Greatest Common Factor

8. How to Find the Greatest Common Factor

If the factors of a number are the different numbers that you can multiply together to get that original number, then the greatest common factor of two numbers is just the biggest one that both have in common. See some examples of what I'm talking about here!

How to Find the Least Common Multiple

9. How to Find the Least Common Multiple

The least common multiple of two numbers is the smallest number that can be divided evenly by your two original numbers. See some examples of what I'm talking about here!

What Is The Order of Operations in Math? - Definition & Examples

10. What Is The Order of Operations in Math? - Definition & Examples

The order of operations is the steps used to simplify any mathematical expression. In this video, learn how to solve problems using these steps and easy tricks to remember them.

How to Find the Prime Factorization of a Number

11. How to Find the Prime Factorization of a Number

The prime factorization of a number involves breaking that number down to its smallest parts. This lesson will show you two different ways to discover the prime factorization of any number.

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