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Ch 17: TACHS: Fractions

About This Chapter

Use the video lessons in this chapter of our TACHS test prep course to practice your skills in working with fractions, decimals and mixed numbers. You will find this extremely useful as you prepare to take the mathematics section of the TACHS test.

TACHS: Fractions - Chapter Summary

Working with fractions becomes easy and fun with these lively video lessons. While studying for the TACHS test, you will refresh your skills in the following areas:

  • Understanding, ordering and comparing fractions
  • Reducing and raising fractions
  • Understanding fractions and decimals
  • Finding lowest common denominators
  • Converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions
  • Operations with like and unlike fractions and mixed numbers
  • Understanding what complex fractions are and how to solve them

As you work through the material in these lessons, you will wish to check your progress and your understanding of what you have explored. Our quizzes and chapter tests make this easy. The quizzes contain links that take you back to the videos, so you can refer back and forth when you need to check a point. By recording your progress on your dashboard, you can keep track of where you stand and stay organized.

TACHS: Fractions Objectives

The TACHS test is required as part of the admissions process for many Catholic high schools and for placement in ninth-grade curricula. This chapter covers skills that will be examined on the math subtest, which comprises 50% of the total questions on the test.

There are 200 questions on the TACHS exam overall. The test is taken using paper and pencil. All of the questions are multiple choice. You will be given a list of answers to each question, from which you must select the correct one.

12 Lessons in Chapter 17: TACHS: Fractions
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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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