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Quantitative Literacy 1 – Module 1 – Evidence and Assessment

Completing This Module

Now that you have studied all of the lessons for this module, you can complete the Module Evidence activity and Module Quiz below.

  1. Review the module summary and outcomes.
  2. If you are unclear on any of the outcomes, review the lessons and the Check Your Knowledge activity.
  3. Complete the Module Quiz and Module Evidence Activity on this page.  These items are graded and count toward your final grade for this course.

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In this lesson, students progressed from practicing mental math to develop flexibility in thinking about numbers to calculating addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions. They built basic skills in finding the LCM and GCF to help in converting fractions to different forms and comparing fractions on a number line. Students used models and manipulatives to fully understand and calculate operations with fractions.

After completing this Module, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to mentally multiply up to double digit values using decomposition strategies.
  • Estimate and check answers using mental computation and estimation strategies to determine reasonableness, identify alternatives, and select optimal results.
  • Apply number properties involving multiples and factors.
  • Model a fraction using a visual diagram and compare it to an equivalent fraction; convert between improper and mixed fractions, and compare the size of fractions on a number line.
  • Demonstrate calculations of fractions using numbers.
  • Demonstrate calculation using fractions using models.

Lesson 1 – Intro to Number Sense

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  • decomposition
    breaking a number into pieces by place value, which can be added back together to form that number
  • doubling
    adding a number to itself or multiplying it by two
  • halving
    finding a value that can be added to itself to get the number you want half of

Lesson 2 – Estimation

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  • estimation
    a good guess at an exact calculation
  • integers
    whole numbers that can be positive or negative, including zero (...-2, -1, 0, 1, 2...)
  • place value
    a digit’s position in a number

Lesson 3 – GCF and LCM

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  • factors
    numbers that divide into numbers or multiply with another factor to get a number
  • GCF
    greatest common factor
  • LCM
    lowest common multiple
  • multiples
    numbers gotten by multiplying a number by counting numbers
  • prime numbers
    numbers bigger than one with only one factor pair (1 and itself)

Lesson 4 – Fractions: Part 1

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  • denominator
    the bottom number of a fraction, which describes how many pieces a whole is divided into
  • equivalent fractions
    fractions that have the same value, but different names
  • fractions
    numbers that describe the parts of a whole
  • improper fraction
    a fraction that has a bigger numerator than the denominator
  • mixed number
    a number that has a whole number and a fraction
  • numerator
    the top number of a fraction, which describes how many parts to count

Lesson 5 – Fractions: Part 2

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  • LCD
    lowest common denominator
  • LCD of two fractions
    the least common multiple (LCM) of two fractions’ denominators
  • reciprocal of a fraction
    the fraction you get by flipping the numerator and denominator of another fraction
  • simplified fraction
    a fraction that has no common factors in the numerator and denominator

Lesson 6 – Applications: Visually Modeling Fractions

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  • denominator
    the bottom number of a fraction, which describes how many pieces a whole is divided into
  • equivalent fractions
    fractions that have the same value, but different names
  • fractions
    numbers that describe the parts of a whole
  • improper fraction
    a fraction that has a bigger numerator than the denominator
  • LCD
    lowest common denominator
  • LCM
    lowest common multiple
  • mixed number
    a number that has a whole number and a fraction
  • numerator
    the top number of a fraction, which describes how many parts to count
  • proper fractions
    fractions bigger than 0 but less than 1