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Ch 13: WEST Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions

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The WEST Middle Grades Mathematics test has been replaced with the NES Middle Grades Mathematics test. In preparation for the NES Middle Grades Mathematics exam, watch these lesson videos to review how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers.

NES Middle Grades Mathematics: Operations with Fractions - Chapter Summary

When getting ready to take the NES Middle Grades Mathematics test, it may prove beneficial to review what you need to know about mathematical operations with fractions. Use the activities of this chapter to help yourself review the steps you take when adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers. Watch this series of lesson videos to reinforce your understanding of:

  • Addition and subtraction of like fractions and mixed numbers
  • Addition and subtraction of unlike fractions and mixed numbers
  • Multiplication and division of fractions and mixed numbers
  • Solving complex fractions
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals
  • Estimating with fractions and mixed numbers

Each lesson is taught by expert instructors who are available to answer any questions you may come up with as you proceed through the chapter. In addition to watching these lesson videos, complete the lesson worksheets and quizzes to reinforce your understanding of fractions. With your quiz results you can find areas you haven't mastered, then use video tags to return to the main points of lesson videos and review these areas.

10 Lessons in Chapter 13: WEST Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions
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How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

1. 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

2. 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

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.

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division with Decimal Notation

6. Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division with Decimal Notation

Performing operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division has some differences when there are decimals involved. This lesson will explain how to perform these operations all while keeping the decimals straight.

Practice with Fraction and Mixed Number Arithmetic

7. 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

8. 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.

Estimating Products & Quotients of Fractions & Mixed Numbers

9. Estimating Products & Quotients of Fractions & Mixed Numbers

You will be able to quickly estimate the answer to a multiplication or division problem involving fractions after watching this video lesson. Learn how to estimate the fraction for the best estimate.

Solving Problems using Fractions and Mixed Numbers

10. 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.

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