Ch 6: Operations with Numbers

About This Chapter

Learn about operations with numbers, including subjects like adding integers, solving problems using rates, and calculating percentages. These brief lessons and quizzes are easy-to-use and can help you prepare for an exam.

Operations with Numbers - Chapter Summary

During the process of going through these lessons, you will deepen your knowledge of operations with numbers. Some of the topics covered include how to find the opposite of an integer and how to sort decimals from greatest to least. This interactive chapter can also teach you how to set up and solve rate problems. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:

  • List different types of numbers
  • Explain how to easily understand fractions
  • Use fractions and decimals to solve problems
  • Discuss rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers
  • Provide examples of ratios and rates
  • List the steps required to find constant and average rates
  • Define ratios and proportions
  • Calculate percentages

These lessons can assist you with quickly getting up to speed on operations with numbers. Key words are highlighted in bold for quick review. There is a Help feature that allows you to submit questions to instructors if you get stuck on a topic. Each lesson includes a full written transcript that you can print and use as a study guide.

16 Lessons in Chapter 6: Operations with Numbers
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What are the Different Types of Numbers?

1. What are the Different Types of Numbers?

Learn all of the different types of numbers: natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, and real numbers. This video lesson teaches you how to classify any numbers you come across.

What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types

2. 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.

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.

Absolute Value & Opposite Integers

4. Absolute Value & Opposite Integers

After watching this video lesson, you'll understand what an absolute value is, and you'll also learn how to find the opposite of an integer. In addition, you'll learn how every pair of opposite integers will always add up to zero.

Adding Integers: Rules & Examples

5. Adding Integers: Rules & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about adding integers or signed numbers. Using the number line and idea of absolute value, we will see that the rules used to add them are simply an extension of the rules of basic arithmetic.

Subtracting Integers: Rules & Examples

6. Subtracting Integers: Rules & Examples

In this lesson, we will cover definitions, rules, and examples for subtracting integers. We'll also provide some helpful tips for dealing with tricky math problems.

Multiplying Integers: Rules & Examples

7. Multiplying Integers: Rules & Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss what numbers are included in the integers and how to multiply them. We will deal with 1-, 2-, and 3-digit numbers as well as negatives and positives. There are some definitions included as well as a quiz at the end.

Dividing Integers: Rules & Terminology

8. Dividing Integers: Rules & Terminology

In this lesson, we will learn how to divide integers or signed numbers. Determining the correct sign of the answer is a very simple but important step in these calculations. We will also learn the role of zero in division of integers.

Ratios & Rates: Definitions & Examples

9. Ratios & Rates: Definitions & Examples

If we have two items, or two numbers, and we want to compare them, what language can we use? How do we write the comparison? Find out as we learn about ratios and rates in this lesson.

Finding Constant and Average Rates

10. Finding Constant and Average Rates

Watch this video lesson to learn the differences between constant and average rates. You will learn the steps you need to take to find them and get two great visuals you can keep in mind to help you solve these rate problems.

Solving Problems Using Rates

11. Solving Problems Using Rates

In this video lesson, learn how to set up rate problems so you can easily solve them. You will become familiar with the rate formula and you will see how easy it is to use.

Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

12. Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

When we want to compare one ratio, or fraction, to another equivalent ratio, it's a proportion. Learn all about proportions and practice solving proportion problems in this lesson.

Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples

13. Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how ratios and proportions are related. Also, learn how ratios and proportions are used in real life and how you can apply them to yours.

Calculate Percentages: Formula & Overview

14. Calculate Percentages: Formula & Overview

Learn how understanding and being able to calculate percentages can help you when shopping and when reading test scores. Also learn how to easily convert a decimal into a percentage and vice versa.

What is a Decimal Place Value?

15. What is a Decimal Place Value?

In this video lesson, you will see how a decimal, a simple dot, can change the place value of all the digits in a number. You will also learn how to read decimals using place values.

Comparing and Ordering Decimals

16. Comparing and Ordering Decimals

In this video lesson, you'll find out how you can look at any two decimals and immediately tell which is greater than the other. You'll also learn how to quickly sort decimals from least to greatest or vice versa.

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