Ch 2: NMTA Math: Fractions

About This Chapter

Before taking the NMTA Mathematics test, improve your skills in working with fractions. Our short video lessons teach you how to reduce fractions, convert improper fractions and perform operations with mixed numbers.

NMTA Math: Fractions - Chapter Summary

Use our video lessons to review what you've learned in the past about fractions. The lessons will help you feel more confident in answering fraction questions on the NMTA Mathematics test. If you take the time to study this chapter, you should feel comfortable with the following:

  • Reducing fractions
  • Finding the least common denominator
  • Converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers
  • Adding and subtracting like fractions and mixed numbers
  • Adding and subtracting unlike fractions and mixed numbers
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers

We strive to make learning a process that fits your busy schedule. Our lively video lessons are typically just a few minutes long and can be watched whenever you have time; all you need is a mobile device. Instructors guide you through key math concepts and provide opportunities to practice solving fraction problems.

Objectives of the NMTA Math: Fractions Chapter

Containing 150 questions, the NMTA Mathematics test assesses your math knowledge as a requirement for a New Mexico teaching license in the field. You'll be required to complete the multiple-choice exam questions on a computer. The self-assessment lesson quizzes in the chapter provide you with experience in answering such math questions virtually.

You will come across fraction questions like those in this chapter within the math processes and number sense portion of the NMTA Mathematics exam. This category, which accounts for approximately 19% of your test score, also assesses your abilities in problem solving, reasoning and applying number theory.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: NMTA Math: Fractions
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How to Build and Reduce Fractions

1. How to Build and Reduce Fractions

Fractions are a fundamental part of everyday life. Fractions represent a comparison of a part to the whole. To reduce fractions, we will divide by the greatest common factor, or the GCF.

How to Find Least Common Denominators

2. 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.

Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

3. 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 Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

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