Ch 34: ASVAB: Mathematical Operations

About This Chapter

Prepare for the math subtests of the ASVAB with our fun and informative video lessons. Optional quizzes and a chapter test can let you know immediately if you're ready for test day!

ASVAB: Mathematical Operations - Chapter Summary

You'll find two math subtests on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). This comprehensive chapter of video lessons will guide your review of the following topics:

  • Changing between improper fractions and mixed numbers
  • Rounding numbers, including decimals
  • Computations with whole numbers and decimals
  • Performing operations with measurements
  • Solving time, rate and percent problems
  • Visualizing geometry problems

Experts in the field have written these user-friendly and targeted lessons. You can watch each video in the chapter or pick and choose the ones you need most. There are also full transcripts if you'd rather read your lessons. Take the quick quiz at the end of each lesson to make sure you're ready to move forward.

ASVAB: Mathematical Operations Objectives

The ASVAB is used to determine which placements within the military are most appropriate for recruits. The battery contains two math subtests: Arithmetic Reasoning measures your ability to solve math word problems, and Mathematics Knowledge checks for skills related to high school math principles. You may choose to take either the pencil and paper or computer-assisted version of the battery. Our multiple-choice assessments give you invaluable experience with the types of questions you might encounter on the ASVAB.

15 Lessons in Chapter 34: ASVAB: Mathematical Operations
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Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

1. 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

2. 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.

How Zeros Are Used in Decimals

3. How Zeros Are Used in Decimals

Zero is a very small but also very important digit. Watch this lesson and learn how it is used in decimal numbers to keep place and for accuracy purposes.

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.

Rounding Numbers: Definition & Rules

5. Rounding Numbers: Definition & Rules

Rounding a number is useful when you want to estimate a value. To round a number, you need to follow three simple steps, which you will learn in this lesson.

Arithmetic with Whole Numbers

6. Arithmetic with Whole Numbers

There are four basic mathematical operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These four operations are used in a wide range of everyday skills and are the fundamental blocks of arithmetic.

Arithmetic with Decimal Numbers

7. Arithmetic with Decimal Numbers

Watch this video lesson and see how our little professor goes about adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimal numbers all without the use of a calculator!

Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

8. 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

9. 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 Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

10. How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

In this video lesson, you will learn how measurements are very much like variables when it comes to adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing them. You will also see examples of how they are done.

Common Unit Conversions

11. Common Unit Conversions

Watch this video lesson, and you will become a pro at converting between inches and feet, between feet and yards, and between quarts and gallons. Learn the special numbers involved in each conversion.

How to Solve Problems with Time

12. How to Solve Problems with Time

It's amazing how much time can be saved when people work together. In this lesson, we'll practice figuring out just how much time we're talking about as we solve problems involving time.

Solve Problems Using Percents

13. Solve Problems Using Percents

Percents are your friend. Think of all the cool things percents do for you. They save you money, and they tell you how well you are doing in school. Learn how you can solve problems with percents in this video lesson.

How to Solve Visualizing Geometry Problems

14. How to Solve Visualizing Geometry Problems

A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes drawing that picture can be like doing origami with your eyes closed. Practice translating complex problems into simple, meaningful images in this lesson.

Solving Problems Using Rates

15. Solving Problems Using Rates

In this video lesson, learn how to set up rate problems so you can easily solve them. You will become familiar with the rate formula and you will see how easy it is to use.

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