Ch 21: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Negative Numbers

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to reacquaint yourself with negative numbers as you crack the books for your NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics test prep. If you have any questions, you may submit them to our experts for assistance.

NMTA Middle Grades Math: Negative Numbers - Chapter Summary

Dust off your memories as you readdress the effects of negative numbers on various types of mathematical equations. To be truly prepared for related questions on the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics test, make sure that you take a look at the following:

  • Negative numbers defined
  • Steps for subtracting and adding negative numbers
  • Methods for dividing and multiplying negative numbers
  • Negative bases with exponents

If you haven't gone over negative numbers in several years, you may be a bit fuzzy on the finer details. Not to worry, because this chapter has been assembled to re-teach you anything you may have forgotten about negative numbers. The video lessons will walk you through each aspect of the topic, and our instructors use very relative examples to keep you better engaged in each lesson. You can read through the entire lesson transcript, or you can skip to the bottom and read the lesson summary if you just need a quick reminder of all the major terms. Get yourself in a positive mindset for taking the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics test by using our chapter exam and lesson quizzes as practice.

NMTA Middle Grades Math: Negative Numbers - Chapter Objectives

New Mexico educators who wish to teach math to middle grades students must pass the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics test to comply with licensure requirements for the state. Individuals will have a little over four hours to demonstrate their extensive field of knowledge concerning mathematics topics appropriate to this age group. All of the 150 questions will be presented in a multiple-choice format through a computer testing system. There are four key mathematics areas addressed within this test, including geometry and measurements, probability and statistics, algebra, and number sense. Although questions specifically about negative numbers may only be addressed in the number sense section, which comprises 17% of the exam, all sections may have equations that include negative numbers, so you will need to understand how negative numbers affect each type of equation if you wish to do well on this test.

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