Ch 16: NES Middle Grades Math: Percents

About This Chapter

Watch this chapter's online video lessons to build upon what you know about percents. Once you've completed your review, you should be ready to answer related questions on the NES Middle Grades Math examination.

NES Middle Grades Math: Percents - Chapter Summary

This chapter aims to increase your understanding of percents. Strengthen your ability to convert between percents, decimals and fractions before you take the NES Middle Grades Math examination. Review the correct steps for solving percentage word problems, differentiate between decimals and fractions and re-examine the reasons they're useful for solving math problems. You may also explore the appearance of numbers that are in decimal and fraction form. By reviewing this chapter, you could be able to:

  • Define and write percentages
  • Convert between percent, decimal and fraction notation
  • Change between decimals, percents and fractions
  • Study examples where fractions are converted to percents
  • Solve math equations and word problems that involve percentages

Take advantage of the unlimited access you'll have to these brief online lessons by studying via your mobile device. Pace your review according to your schedule. Teachers who have extensive experience lead you through the animated lessons, each of which could help you prepare for the NES Middle Grades Math examination. Once you begin the review process, you'll find navigational video tags, multiple-choice pop quizzes and an ask-a-question feature. There are also text transcripts with bold terms that you could learn more about.

NES Middle Grades Math: Percents - Objectives

Your in-depth understanding of percents is essential to passing the NES Middle Grades Math examination. Use what you learned during your college years as well as your review of this chapter when addressing relevant questions on the Number Sense and Operations content domain of the examination. One of four content domains, the section is equal to 17% of the entire assessment score. The overall computer-administered examination consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. There's a four-hour and 15 minute time limit for test candidates to answer all questions and possibly qualify for a middle grades mathematics teaching certification.

9 Lessons in Chapter 16: NES Middle Grades Math: Percents
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

1. What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

Thinking in terms of pizza is an excellent way to think about percentages. Learn how it can help you understand percentages in this video lesson. You will also learn about the uses of percentages in the real world.

Converting from Percent Notation to Decimal Notation

2. Converting from Percent Notation to Decimal Notation

Knowing how to convert a percent to a decimal can be a useful skill in many different situations. This lesson will show you how to perform that conversion and places where this skill will be helpful.

Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation

3. Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation

The process of converting percents to fractions is quite easy if you know where to start. This lesson will show you how to perform the conversion and give some real-world examples.

Changing Between Decimals and Percents

4. Changing Between Decimals and Percents

Watch as we go on a rollercoaster ride in changing from a decimal to percent and then back again. Learn to master this technique so you can get as fast as a rollercoaster going downhill on tests and quizzes when you have to convert between the two.

Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

5. 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.

Converting Fractions to Percents & Back

6. Converting Fractions to Percents & Back

After watching this video lesson, you will learn how to turn any fraction into a percent and vice versa. You will learn how they are related and how to write your answers properly.

Converting Fractions to Percents

7. Converting Fractions to Percents

There are times when it is important to know how to convert a fraction to a percent. Fortunately, the steps to perform this conversion are not difficult. This lesson will show you those steps and give some examples.

Solve Problems Using Percents

8. Solve Problems Using Percents

Percents are your friend. Think of all the cool things percents do for you. They save you money, and they tell you how well you are doing in school. Learn how you can solve problems with percents in this video lesson.

How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

9. How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

100 percent of percent problems can be solved if we follow the correct steps. In this lesson, we'll practice solving a variety of different percent problems.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the NES Middle Grades Mathematics (203): Practice & Study Guide course

Support