Ch 3: PLACE Mathematics: Decimals & Percents

About This Chapter

Allow us to help with your PLACE Mathematics exam preparations by watching our video lessons about percentages and decimals. Review these engaging lessons to learn the rules for decimals and percents, and then practice by solving word problems.

PLACE Mathematics: Decimals & Percents - Chapter Summary

View the video lessons in this chapter to discover how to interpret equations that contain decimals or percents. The included lessons break down these topics into the finite details, which lets you fully explore each topic as you prepare for the PLACE Mathematics exam. Upon completing this chapter, you should be able to answer questions that address the following:

  • Decimal place value
  • Applications for percents
  • Subtracting and adding decimals
  • Determining the percentages of interest, discounts, and taxes
  • Multiplying and dividing decimals

As you watch the video lessons, you can use the video timelines to move from one main topic to the next, which is useful if you are using these materials as a refresher course. All videos are accompanied by lesson transcripts, which include section headers and bolded keywords. To determine how well you might do at answering some of the questions on the PLACE Mathematics exam, you can try answering the questions on our lesson quizzes or chapter exams.

PLACE Mathematics: Decimals & Percents Objectives

The state of Colorado requires teachers to take the PLACE exams to evaluate the teaching skills and level of knowledge of each teacher, and subject-specific teachers are required to take the related subject-based PLACE exams. In the multiple-choice mathematics exam, the questions address five main areas in this field, and questions related to decimals and percents are likely to be found within most of these areas, especially the math foundations area. Therefore, using the video lessons in this chapter may help you develop the knowledge base you need to answer a wide range of equations on this exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: PLACE Mathematics: Decimals & Percents
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Decimal Place Value?

1. 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.

Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

2. Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

In math, we sometimes have to deal with decimal numbers instead of our nice whole numbers. Watch this video lesson to learn the one thing that you have to take into consideration when adding and subtracting decimals.

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

3. Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

Watch this video lesson to learn what you need to do to get a correct answer when multiplying and dividing decimals. Learn the easy tricks to figuring out where the decimal point goes.

How to Round Decimals

4. How to Round Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to look at any decimal number and round it any which way you want. Learn the tipping point that determines whether to go up to the next number or not.

Percents: Definition, Application & Examples

5. Percents: Definition, Application & Examples

Maybe you know that 95% is an A and 75% is a C. But what do those percents really mean? In this lesson, we'll learn about percents, including how to convert them to fractions and decimals.

How to Solve Interest Problems: Steps & Examples

6. How to Solve Interest Problems: Steps & Examples

If you want to know how your money can earn money, then it's essential to learn about solving interest problems. In this lesson, we'll practice calculating interest amounts and interest rates.

Taxes & Discounts: Calculations & Examples

7. Taxes & Discounts: Calculations & Examples

When you go shopping, you don't want to be surprised by the amount of tax on an item. You also want to fully understand discounts to know how much you can save. In this lesson, we'll practice calculating both tax and discounts.

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