Ch 1: HSPT Test: Quantitative Reasoning

About This Chapter

Strengthen your knowledge of quantitative reasoning by exploring the short and engaging video lessons in this chapter. In no time, you will be prepared to answer related questions on the HSPT Test.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: HSPT Test: Quantitative Reasoning
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Quantitative Reasoning: Definition & Strategies

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.

Using Mathematical Models 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.

Mathematical Representation Skills

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.

How to Estimate in Math: Definition & Concept

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!

Using Reason to Calculate Probability

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.

Using Math in Everyday Life

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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