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Ch 12: OAE Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Fractions

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Review information on working with fractions, decimals and mixed numbers as you get ready to take the OAE Middle Grades Math exam. The topics covered in this chapter's video lessons and quizzes can help you tackle exam questions on fractions.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Fractions - Chapter Summary

Let us help you refresh your knowledge on the basics of working with fractions as you prepare for the OAE Middle Grades Math exam. Our video lessons can help you brush up on topics including:

  • Types of fractions
  • Methods of raising and reducing fractions
  • How to relate fractions and decimals
  • The process of comparing and ordering fractions
  • Ways to computer fractions, decimals and whole numbers with a number line
  • Conversions between improper fractions and mixed numbers

Our instructors guide you through these topics in a way that's fun and informative. You'll review information you studied in your college classes, but may be exposed to a few new concepts, too. If you have some questions after you've watched a lesson, you're welcome to contact the instructor for assistance.

Objectives of the OAE Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Fractions Chapter

In Ohio, passing the OAE Middle Grades Math exam is required of teachers who need certification to teach math to students of this age. There are four sections, called domains, in this exam. The questions on fractions are in the domain on number sense and operations. This domain makes up 17% of the exam.

Like the quizzes that follow each of our lessons, the OAE Middle Grades Math exam is a computer-delivered, multiple-choice exam. The quizzes let you gauge your learning and determine what topics require additional review before test day. They also give you experience in answering questions in a format like the one you'll encounter on exam day.

8 Lessons in Chapter 12: OAE Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Fractions
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What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types

1. What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types

Fractions may be your friend's worst nightmare, but they don't have to be yours. Watch this video lesson to learn about fractions and how you can understand them easily. Also learn to identify the different types of fractions.

How to Raise and Reduce Fractions

2. How to Raise and Reduce Fractions

When working with fractions, you sometimes need to change your fraction to make it easier to work with. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can raise and reduce fractions to make your problem solving easier.

Relating Fractions and Decimals

3. Relating Fractions and Decimals

Watch this video lesson to learn how to use both fractions and decimals to help you solve problems. Learn how to change between the two to use the best one for your problem.

How to Find Least Common Denominators

4. 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.

Comparing and Ordering Fractions

5. Comparing and Ordering Fractions

Comparing and ordering fractions is way to examine fractions that contain different-sized sets. In order to compare these fractions, you must find a common denominator and make equivalent fractions.

Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers

6. Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers

Watch this video lesson to learn how useful the number line can be when you need to compare two different numbers, be they whole numbers, decimals or even fractions. Learn how to plot these numbers on the number line so you can compare them.

Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

7. 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 Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

8. How to Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

When it comes to fractions in algebra, we hardly ever use mixed numbers. Instead, we opt for the ease of use of improper fractions. Watch this video lesson to learn how to change your mixed numbers to improper fractions.

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