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Ch 10: HSPT Test: Understanding Fractions

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If you are required to take the HSPT test, you will almost certainly encounter problems involving fractions. These lessons provide you with a solid, comprehensive review of fractions that will help you to take the exam with confidence.

HSPT Test: Understanding Fractions - Chapter Summary

Like decimal numbers, fractions have applications in everyday life. Before taking the HSPT test, let these lessons reinforce your existing skills and perhaps help you gain some new ones. You will review the following material in these video lessons:

  • Types of fractions
  • Reducing, raising, comparing and ordering fractions
  • How fractions and decimals relate
  • Finding least common denominators
  • Improper fractions and mixed number forms
  • Operations with fractions and mixed numbers
  • Solving complex fractions

Reviewing is never a chore with these lively, informative video lessons. You can test your knowledge and measure your progress using the lesson quizzes and chapter tests, while the dashboard gives you a well-organized, convenient place to track your work. Links in the quizzes take you directly back to the videos, which makes referring back and forth fast and easy.

HSPT Test: Understanding Fractions Chapter Objectives

The HSPT exam is given to students in their eighth-grade year as part of the admissions requirement, scholarship selection and curriculum placement process for select Catholic high schools. It will test the students' math, reading, language, qualitative and verbal skills. The Understanding Fractions chapter of our HSPT study guide aligns with the mathematics content area. There are about 64 math questions on the overall test.

All of the 298 questions on this paper-based test are in multiple-choice format. After each question, there is a list of responses from which you must choose the correct one.

12 Lessons in Chapter 10: HSPT Test: Understanding Fractions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

6. 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

7. 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 to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

8. How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

When adding and subtracting fractions, you must be sure to have a common denominator. Once you have a common denominator, you just add or subtract your numerators and then your whole numbers. Learn how in this lesson.

How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

9. How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Simple fraction arithmetic gets a little more complicated when our denominators don't match. In this lesson, we'll learn how to add and subtract unlike fractions. Then, we'll do the same with mixed numbers.

Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

10. Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Multiplying fractions is much more straightforward than adding, subtracting or dividing fractions. In this lesson, learn how it works. We'll also learn how to multiply mixed numbers.

Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

11. Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Dividing fractions and mixed numbers? It sounds daunting, but it's not as tricky as it sounds. In this lesson, we'll learn how to divide fractions and mixed numbers.

How to Solve Complex Fractions

12. How to Solve Complex Fractions

Did you know fractions can nest within fractions? In this lesson, we'll learn about complex fractions and look at two different methods for solving them.

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