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Ch 6: HSPT Test: Irrational & Rational Numbers

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Review the material in these lessons to prepare for questions on the HSPT about irrational numbers, rational numbers and completing math problems with rational numbers.

HSPT Test: Irrational & Rational Numbers - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to prepare for questions on the HSPT exam about the differences between irrational and rational numbers and how to complete basic math problems with rational numbers. To improve your mathematical skills, our expert instructors will explain:

  • What irrational and rational numbers are
  • Using number lines to graph rational numbers
  • Fraction and decimal notation of rational numbers
  • Addition and subtraction with rational numbers
  • Absolute values of rational numbers

Improve your retention of the material presented in these lessons by reading the lesson transcripts. Following these lessons take the lesson quizzes to discover any topics you don't understand, and improve your understanding of these subjects using the video tags to return to and study the sections of the lessons that explained them. If you develop any questions regarding the topics of this chapter, feel free to send them to our instructors with the teacher tabs of the lessons.

HSPT Test: Irrational & Rational Numbers Chapter Objectives

The HSPT is used by select Catholic high schools to make admission, scholarship and curriculum placement decisions. Eighth-grade students seeking admission or scholarships from these schools are required to answer the 298 multiple-choice questions in this test.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: HSPT Test: Irrational & Rational Numbers
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What are Irrational Numbers? - Definition & Examples

1. What are Irrational Numbers? - Definition & Examples

Irrational numbers may not be crazy, but they do sometimes bend our minds a little. Learn about common irrational numbers, like the square root of 2 and pi, as well as a few others that businessmen, artists, and scientists find useful.

What are Rational Numbers? - Definition & Examples

2. What are Rational Numbers? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about rational numbers and their characteristics. We'll discover what they are, what they aren't and how to distinguish them from other types of numbers.

Graphing Rational Numbers on a Number Line

3. Graphing Rational Numbers on a Number Line

Number lines have many uses both in mathematics and everyday life. This lesson will teach you how to graph numbers on a number line and give real-world examples of how to use number lines.

Notation for Rational Numbers, Fractions & Decimals

4. Notation for Rational Numbers, Fractions & Decimals

How do fractions become decimals? And how do decimals become fractions? In this lesson, we'll learn about the notation of rational numbers, fractions and decimals and learn how they're related.

Adding & Subtracting Rational Numbers

5. Adding & Subtracting Rational Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to add and subtract rational numbers like a pro. Learn what is involved in adding and subtracting these types of numbers.

Finding the Absolute Value of a Rational Number

6. Finding the Absolute Value of a Rational Number

Watch this video lesson and you will learn how to deal with absolute values of simple numbers and more complex problems. Learn the order in which you should do calculations so that your answers are correct.

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