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Ch 9: Praxis Middle School Math: Operations with Fractions

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Ensure that you know the essentials of fractions before you answer Praxis Middle School Math examination questions. The text and video lessons you'll find in this chapter can provide you with necessary information and practice opportunities.

Praxis Middle School Math: Operations with Fractions - Chapter Summary

If you need a convenient way of studying for the Praxis Middle School Math examination, this chapter's text and video lessons can assist you. Increase your proficiency at solving basic operations with fractions as you study the lessons. For example, you might be reminded of strategies for simplifying fractions, calculating missing distances and solving equations that involve mixed numbers. When the last lesson has been reviewed, you will be able to:

  • Explain the process of building fractions
  • Subtract or add mixed numbers and like fractions,
  • Solve division and multiplication equations that have mixed numbers, fractions and complex fractions
  • Use estimation when solving problems with fractions
  • Convert fractions to percents
  • Work through map equations and calculate distances

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10 Lessons in Chapter 9: Praxis Middle School Math: Operations with Fractions
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How to Build and Reduce Fractions

1. How to Build and Reduce Fractions

Fractions are a fundamental part of everyday life. Fractions represent a comparison of a part to the whole. To reduce fractions, we will divide by the greatest common factor, or the GCF.

How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2. How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

When adding and subtracting fractions, you must be sure to have a common denominator. Once you have a common denominator, you just add or subtract your numerators and then your whole numbers. Learn how in this lesson.

Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

3. Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Multiplying fractions is much more straightforward than adding, subtracting or dividing fractions. In this lesson, learn how it works. We'll also learn how to multiply mixed numbers.

Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

4. Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Dividing fractions and mixed numbers? It sounds daunting, but it's not as tricky as it sounds. In this lesson, we'll learn how to divide fractions and mixed numbers.

How to Solve Complex Fractions

5. How to Solve Complex Fractions

Did you know fractions can nest within fractions? In this lesson, we'll learn about complex fractions and look at two different methods for solving them.

Practice with Fraction and Mixed Number Arithmetic

6. Practice with Fraction and Mixed Number Arithmetic

Adding whole numbers is one thing. But adding fractions and mixed numbers? That's not so simple. Or is it? In this lesson, we'll practice arithmetic with both fractions and mixed numbers.

Estimation Problems using Fractions

7. Estimation Problems using Fractions

When working with fractions, estimating can save time and effort while getting you very close to the correct answer. In this lesson, we'll learn how to use estimation to quickly solve problems involving fractions.

Solving Problems using Fractions and Mixed Numbers

8. Solving Problems using Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Fractions don't just live in math problems. They're all around us, helping us through our lives. In this lesson, we'll look at real scenarios where your ability to work with fractions can save the day.

Converting Fractions to Percents

9. Converting Fractions to Percents

There are times when it is important to know how to convert a fraction to a percent. Fortunately, the steps to perform this conversion are not difficult. This lesson will show you those steps and give some examples.

Maps with Fractional Distances

10. Maps with Fractional Distances

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve map problems involving fractions. Learn how to use the information that is given to you to find missing distances as well as the total distance.

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