Ch 17: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Fractions

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This chapter on fractions comes equipped with lessons detailing all the subject-related information you'll want to know before taking the TExES Core Subjects (4-8) exam, featuring easy-to-absorb video lessons taught by professional instructors.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Fractions - Chapter Summary

This chapter hits on every mathematical operation concerning fractions that you'll need to know come test day for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam. The video lessons give effective yet time-efficient attention to each of the following topics:

  • Ordering and comparing fractions
  • Switching between improper fraction and mixed number form
  • Adding and subtracting like and unlike fractions and mixed numbers
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers
  • Comparing decimals, fractions, and whole numbers using the number line
  • Solving complex fractions
  • Using estimation when solving fractions
  • Switching between decimals and fractions

You can use the practice quizzes that accompany each lesson to make sure you've processed the material correctly before moving on. These convenient quizzes give you the option to jump right back to the related part of the lesson if you answer incorrectly, and they can also be printed as worksheets for offline studying.

10 Lessons in Chapter 17: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Fractions
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Comparing and Ordering Fractions

1. 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.

Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

2. 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 Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

3. 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.

How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

4. How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Simple fraction arithmetic gets a little more complicated when our denominators don't match. In this lesson, we'll learn how to add and subtract unlike fractions. Then, we'll do the same with mixed numbers.

Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

5. 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

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

How to Solve Complex Fractions

8. 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.

Estimation Problems using Fractions

9. 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.

Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

10. Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

In this video lesson, you will learn about the usefulness of knowing how to change quickly between decimals and fractions. You will also learn how changing from a decimal to a fraction is different than changing from a fraction to a decimal.

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