About This Chapter
PSAT Math: Ratios, Rates & Proportion - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter review ratios, rates and proportions and provide you with an overview of how to solve calculations using each. The self-assessment quizzes give you an opportunity to test your knowledge and solve equations on your own. The lessons in this chapter will provide you with the following:
- Definitions of ratios and proportions
- How to use rates to solve problems
- Examples for calculating ratios and proportions
- An understanding of scale drawings
Use the videos and transcripts in each lesson to guide you through this chapter. If you'd like to return to particular section of the video, use the tags in the timeline to access the part of the video you need without having to re-watch the entire lesson. Utilize the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson to ensure that you've obtained the information you need. This will help you to correctly answer questions pertaining to ratios, rates and proportions on the math section of the PSAT exam.
PSAT Math: Ratios, Rates & Proportion Chapter Objectives
The math section of the PSAT assesses a student's efficiency in problem solving. The test is designed to determine how proficiently you can conceptualize a math problem and apply that knowledge into solving an equation. The lessons in this Ratios, Rates & Proportion chapter prepare you for the calculations on the exam that involve these topics. The self-assessment quizzes included with each lesson also give you an idea of how the questions may look on the test.
The math section of the PSAT exam is split into questions that allow you to answer using a calculator and questions that do not. Most of the questions in this section are multiple choice, but there are some questions that require the student to produce and answer by filling in a grid on the answer sheet.
1. Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples
Watch this video lesson to learn how ratios and proportions are related. Also, learn how ratios and proportions are used in real life and how you can apply them to yours.
2. Calculations with Ratios and Proportions
Even if only 99 out of 100 people need to know how to work with ratios, the odds that they'll be useful to you are very high. In this lesson, we'll practice performing calculations with ratios and proportions.
3. Practice Problems for Calculating Ratios and Proportions
In this lesson, you'll get a quick review of a type of math problem that shows up on the SAT: ratios and proportions. We'll walk through some problems in the video, and you can test your skills in the quiz questions.
4. How to Find the Unit Rate
If we are going to use math to predict outcomes, one of the most useful measures we can establish is the unit rate of change. In this lesson, you'll learn how to find the rate of change and apply the formula to real-life examples.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents
100 percent of percent problems can be solved if we follow the correct steps. In this lesson, we'll practice solving a variety of different percent problems.
8. How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings
Watch this video lesson to learn how scale drawings and legends are used on maps and blueprints. Learn skills that will serve you well when traveling and when looking at the blueprints of a car.
9. 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.
10. What Is Density? - Explanation & Examples
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what density is, give examples of high and low density, and calculate density using an equation. A short quiz will follow.
11. How to Calculate the Density of Solids or Liquids
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what density is and calculate the density of solids or liquids from physical measurements. A short quiz will follow.
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