Ch 3: TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Decimals & Percents

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Let our instructors help you freshen up your decimals and percents skills. Use these lessons along with self-assessment quizzes to get ready to take the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 test.

TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Decimals & Percents - Chapter Summary

Reinforce what you know about solving math problems using decimals and percents. The lessons in this chapter explore the following topics that you may see on the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 test:

  • Decimal place value
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals
  • Rounding decimals
  • Applying percents
  • Solving interest problems
  • Calculating taxes and discounts

Our experienced math instructors provide informative lessons using a conversational tone and engaging visuals to make studying fun. Lessons can be watched on your smart phone or tablet as well as on your laptop or home computer. You can re-watch each lesson as often as you'd like or use video tags to jump to main points within the lesson.

TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Decimals & Percents Chapter Objectives

The state of Texas offers the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 test to experienced teachers seeking certification to teach math in grades 8-12 as well as mentor other teachers in the field of mathematics. The test consists of 90 multiple-choice questions and 1 constructed response case study assignment. The test is offered in a paper format and test takers have 5 hours to complete the questions.

Subject matter covered on the test is organized into 6 domains, or broad content areas. The Number Concepts: Content, Instruction and Assessment domain, which accounts for 16% of the test, could include questions on decimals and percents. Use the lessons in this chapter and the chapter exam to get ready for these types of questions on the test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Decimals & Percents
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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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