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HSPT Test: Quantitative Reasoning - Chapter Summary
This chapter can help you address quantitative reasoning on the HSPT test. After reviewing the video lessons, you will be ready for the following:
- Defining and identifying strategies associated with quantitative reasoning
- Solving problems using mathematical models
- Describing mathematical representation skills
- Demonstrating how to estimate in math
- Calculating probability using reason
- Showing your ability to use math in everyday life
You can watch the lessons in any sequence that suits your study habits and revisit them as often as needed. Mobile features allow you to explore the lessons from your laptop, smartphone or tablet.
HSPT Test: Quantitative Reasoning Chapter Objectives
The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is designed to help Catholic schools determine the admissions, curriculum placement and scholarship selection of 8th grade students who are preparing to enter the 9th grade. The test is broken into subtests that examine verbal skills, quantitative skills, reading, math and language. It lasts two hours and 30 minutes and is administered and scored by individual schools and dioceses.
Topics in this chapter are found in the quantitative skills subtest, which measures students' ability to solve reasoning problems that involve numbers and quantities. You can prepare for this subtest by reviewing lessons in this chapter then testing your comprehension with short quizzes and a chapter exam. If you have any questions about lesson topics, feel free to submit them to our experts.
1. Quantitative Reasoning: Definition & Strategies
This lesson will discuss quantitative reasoning. It will define this type of reasoning, look at a four-step process for solving problems with this type of reasoning, and examples of using quantitative reasoning strategies to solve problems.
2. Using Mathematical Models to Solve Problems
Mathematical modeling simply refers to the creation of mathematical formulas to represent a real world problem in mathematical terms. This lesson reviews the creation and pitfalls of mathematical models.
3. Mathematical Representation Skills
Have you ever had trouble coming up with the right words to express yourself? Like English, French, or Italian, math is a language. And in any language, one must take care in piecing together words and symbols to communicate an intended meaning.
4. How to Estimate in Math: Definition & Concept
Learn how to use estimate values in this lesson. It can help you answer math problems that use more complicated numbers and even make it easier to split a check at the restaurant next time you are out with friends!
5. Using Reason to Calculate Probability
Probabilities can get pretty complicated, but often you can get to the answer just by thinking it out. In this lesson, we'll explore the use of reason and logic to get answers in basic probability situations.
6. Using Math in Everyday Life
While not everyone loves math, it is extremely useful. Learn about just a few of the dozens of ways that math can be used in everyday life: for money matters, to improve decision-making, and in many other little ways.
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Other chapters within the HSPT Test: Practice & Study Guide course
- HSPT Test: Mathematical Sequences & Series
- HSPT Test: Understanding Real Numbers
- HSPT Test: Operations in Math
- HSPT Test: Understanding Integers
- HSPT Test: Irrational & Rational Numbers
- HSPT Test: Solving & Graphing Inequalities
- HSPT Test: Using Estimation in Mathematics
- HSPT Test: Using Decimals
- HSPT Test: Understanding Fractions
- HSPT Test: Using Percents
- HSPT Test: Ratios & Proportion
- HSPT Test: Square Roots
- HSPT Test: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- HSPT Test: Scientific Notation
- HSPT Test: Standard Measurement
- HSPT Test: Introduction to Geometry
- HSPT Test: Perimeter, Area & Volume
- HSPT Test: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- HSPT Test: Properties of Lines
- HSPT Test: Plotting Graphs
- HSPT Test: Transformations
- HSPT Test: Triangle Basics
- HSPT Test: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- HSPT Test: The Pythagorean Theorem
- HSPT Test: Graphing Data
- HSPT Test: Data Analysis
- HSPT Test: Probability & Permutations
- HSPT Test: Properties of Functions
- HSPT Test: Graphing Functions
- HSPT Test: Factoring in Algebra
- HSPT Test: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- HSPT Test: Algebraic Distribution
- HSPT Test: Solving Rational Expressions
- HSPT Test: Linear Equations
- HSPT Test: Systems of Linear Equations
- HSPT Test: Mathematical Reasoning
- HSPT Test: Verbal Reasoning
- HSPT Test: Basics of Grammar
- HSPT Test: Spelling & Punctuation
- HSPT Test: Syntax & Sentence Structure
- HSPT Test: Interpreting Readings
- HSPT Test: Reading Comprehension
- HSPT Test: Understanding Meaning in Reading
- HSPT Test Flashcards