Ch 4: ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Understanding Fractions

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to refresh your knowledge of fractions and the process of performing calculations with them. You can use these lessons to help you prepare for the ASSET Numerical Skills test.

ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Understanding Fractions - Chapter Summary

This chapter seeks to aid you in your studies for the ASSET Numerical Skills test by teaching you about fractions and how they relate to other types of numbers. These lessons will allow you to review the following:

  • Types of fractions
  • Raising, reducing, ordering, and comparing fractions
  • Relating fractions to decimals
  • Least common denominators
  • Number lines and how to use them
  • Improper fractions into mixed numbers
  • Mixed numbers into improper fractions

These lessons were developed by expert mathematicians with the purpose of presenting the basics of fractions in a clear and concise manner. Each lesson is presented in the format of a brief video and is accompanied by a full transcript, enabling you to review the covered information in two formats and at your own pace.

ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Understanding Fractions Chapter Objectives

The ASSET Numerical Skills test is one of the ASSET Basic Skills tests. Composed of 32 multiple-choice questions, the Numerical Skills exam has 25 arithmetic questions and seven pre-algebra questions. A general knowledge of fractions will prove beneficial throughout the entirety of the Numerical Skills exam, making the content of this chapter worth studying.

Not only will these lessons provide you with the opportunity to review many aspects of fractions, they will also allow you to practice using your knowledge in the brief lesson quizzes. These lesson quizzes are in the same multiple-choice format as the exam and, therefore, provide an additional benefit for you.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Understanding Fractions
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What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types

1. What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types

Fractions may be your friend's worst nightmare, but they don't have to be yours. Watch this video lesson to learn about fractions and how you can understand them easily. Also learn to identify the different types of fractions.

How to Raise and Reduce Fractions

2. How to Raise and Reduce Fractions

When working with fractions, you sometimes need to change your fraction to make it easier to work with. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can raise and reduce fractions to make your problem solving easier.

Relating Fractions and Decimals

3. Relating Fractions and Decimals

Watch this video lesson to learn how to use both fractions and decimals to help you solve problems. Learn how to change between the two to use the best one for your problem.

How to Find Least Common Denominators

4. How to Find Least Common Denominators

Finding a Least Common Denominator is an important tool when working with fractions. To find least common denominators, we will use multiples of our numbers.

Comparing and Ordering Fractions

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

7. 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 Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

8. How to Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

When it comes to fractions in algebra, we hardly ever use mixed numbers. Instead, we opt for the ease of use of improper fractions. Watch this video lesson to learn how to change your mixed numbers to improper fractions.

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