Ch 11: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Rational Numbers

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Watch the video lessons in this chapter on rational numbers to help you prepare for the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics assessment. If you have any questions, you may submit them to our experts for assistance.

NMTA Middle Grades Math: Rational Numbers - Chapter Summary

Use the video lessons in this chapter to review rational numbers as you get ready to take the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics assessment. The lessons take a deeper look at the functions of rational numbers so that you're ready to answer questions on the exam like the following:

  • Comparing and ordering rational numbers
  • Graphing rational numbers on a number line
  • Adding and subtracting rational numbers
  • Finding the absolute value of a rational number
  • Multiplying and subtracting rational numbers
  • Analyzing notation for rational numbers, fractions and decimals

The instructors in this chapter provide in-depth guidance to supply you with the methods you can use to answer questions on the exam. By exploring the fun video lessons, you can get a comprehensive overview of this topic while learning in a lighthearted and relaxed manner.

NMTA Middle Grades Math: Rational Numbers - Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics assessment helps you obtain your teaching license in New Mexico by affirming your readiness to teach this subject matter as a professional. The topics covered in the NMTA Middle Grades Math: Rational Numbers chapter are found in the number sense and operations portion of the exam, which constitutes about 17% of the test. The lessons in this chapter highlight the topics you'll find in this portion of the exam to make sure you're ready to confidently answer questions on test day. You can take lesson quizzes to assess your knowledge of the materials using questions that are very similar to those found on the test.

The assessment is comprised of multiple-choice questions that are written to address specific test competencies. The questions typically take the form of short paragraphs, sentences and questions and are followed by four answers, one of which you will be asked to choose as the best option.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Rational Numbers
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Comparing & Ordering Rational Numbers

1. Comparing & Ordering Rational Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to look at any rational number and compare it with any other rational number. Learn what you need to do so that you know which number is greater or lesser than another.

Graphing Rational Numbers on a Number Line

2. 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.

Finding the Absolute Value of a Rational Number

3. Finding the Absolute Value of a Rational Number

Watch this video lesson and you will learn how to deal with absolute values of simple numbers and more complex problems. Learn the order in which you should do calculations so that your answers are correct.

Adding & Subtracting Rational Numbers

4. Adding & Subtracting Rational Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to add and subtract rational numbers like a pro. Learn what is involved in adding and subtracting these types of numbers.

Multiplying & Dividing Rational Numbers

5. Multiplying & Dividing Rational Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to multiply and divide rational numbers. You will know when you need to flip your number and when you don't.

Notation for Rational Numbers, Fractions & Decimals

6. Notation for Rational Numbers, Fractions & Decimals

How do fractions become decimals? And how do decimals become fractions? In this lesson, we'll learn about the notation of rational numbers, fractions and decimals and learn how they're related.

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