# Ch 1: WEST Middle Grades Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations

### About This Chapter

## NES Middle Grades Math Basic Arithmetic Operations - Chapter Summary

The crux of this chapter focuses on the meaning and practical application of fundamental arithmetic. By reviewing the video lessons and testing your understanding of math concepts, you'll be prepared for the NES Middle Grades Math test. Among the topics addressed in this chapter, you'll learn:

- An overview of the different types of numbers
- The textbook definition of real numbers
- How operations are ordered
- Ways to solve long division, addition, subtraction and multiplication problems
- Methods for solving math problems with signed numbers

The content is presented with extensive examples of how to compute various math problems. Experienced instructors lead short video lessons featuring lesson transcripts and self-assessment quizzes to prepare you for the math skills test.

### NES Middle Grades Math Basic Arithmetic Operations Objectives

As the exam title states, you will be tested on your comprehension and knowledge of math word problems, along with the meaning of related technical terms. The NES Middle Grades Math test is for aspiring middle school math teachers in Washington State. The test gauges your understanding of and ability to teach math concepts at this level.

Of the 150 multiple-choice questions, 17% focus on number sense and operations. The engaging video lessons and quizzes in this chapter can help prepare you for these key areas. During the computer-based exam, you are supplied with an on-screen calculator, as well as a formula and notation page featuring useful topics like the volume of a sphere, variance, the law of sines and the midpoint formula.

### 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.

### 2. What are Real Numbers? - Definition & Properties

There are many definitions of real numbers, but they all lead to the same conclusion. Real numbers are numbers that have a measurable value. Learn more about real numbers with some examples and a quiz to test your knowledge.

### 3. What Is The Order of Operations in Math? - Definition & Examples

The order of operations is the steps used to simplify any mathematical expression. In this video, learn how to solve problems using these steps and easy tricks to remember them.

### 4. The Order of Real Numbers: Inequalities

An inequality is an operation describing how one number can be compared to another. This lesson will describe and define inequalities and the symbols used to represent them. It will also give some examples on how to work with inequalities.

### 5. How to Perform Addition: Steps & Examples

Addition is one of the basic operations of math. You can say that the whole of mathematics is based on addition. Without addition, we wouldn't have higher math. Watch this video to learn how to add.

### 6. How to Perform Subtraction: Steps & Examples

Subtraction is one of the basic operations in math. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can view and understand subtraction so that you can easily perform it.

### 7. How to Perform Multiplication: Steps & Examples

Multiplication, one of the basic operations of math, is important not just in elementary math but also in higher math. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can multiply with ease.

### 8. How to Multiply Large Numbers: Steps and Examples

After watching this video lesson you will be able to multiply any two numbers together. You will learn how to use your knowledge of multiplying smaller numbers together to multiply larger numbers with ease.

### 9. How to Perform Division: Steps & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can divide. Division is one of the basic operations of math. It is one of the fundamental operations that all higher mathematics depends upon.

### 10. Performing Long Division with Large Numbers: Steps and Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to divide larger numbers. You'll learn an easy to follow procedure that you can use to divide any two numbers.

### 11. Arithmetic Calculations with Signed Numbers

Signed numbers are often referred to as integers. Integers include both positive and negative numbers. In this lesson, you will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the WEST Middle Grades Mathematics (203): Practice & Study Guide course

- WEST Middle Grades Math: Solving Math Word Problems
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Properties of Numbers
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Estimating & Rounding
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Number Theory
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Scientific Notation
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Integers
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Rational Numbers
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Fractions
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Decimals
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Operations with Decimals
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Percents
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Money & Consumer Math
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Number Patterns & Sequences
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Properties of Functions
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Graphing Functions
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Negative Numbers
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Inequalities
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Factoring
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Monomials & Polynomials
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Writing & Solving One-Step Equations
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Writing & Solving Two-Step Equations
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Simplifying & Solving Rational Expressions
- WEST Middle Grades Math: The Coordinate Graph
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Measurements
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Properties of Lines
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Angles
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Triangles
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Similar Polygons
- WEST Middle Grades Math: The Pythagorean Theorem
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Circles
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Transformations
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Data & Graphs
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Statistics
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Data Collection
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Samples & Populations
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Probability
- WEST Middle Grades Math: Sets
- WEST Middle Grades Mathematics Flashcards