Ch 42: THEA Test: Problem Solving in Math

About This Chapter

Get reacquainted with problem solving in math as you prepare to take the THEA test in Texas. Watch short lessons then complete self-assessment quizzes to gauge your readiness to take the exam.

THEA Test: Problem Solving in Math - Chapter Summary

This chapter can prepare you for questions related to problem solving in math on the THEA test. Watch video lessons to ensure you have the knowledge to address the following:

  • Analyzing conditional statements in math
  • Examining inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Identifying mathematical principles for problem solving
  • Understanding the three-way principle of mathematics
  • Knowing how to solve math problems using estimation
  • Solving problems using mathematical models
  • Exhibiting knowledge of critical thinking and logic in mathematics

Lessons in this chapter are meant to be both entertaining and informative to keep you engaged as you study for the test. Watch the short lessons as often as needed to fully absorb the materials.

THEA Test: Problem Solving in Math Chapter Objectives

This THEA Test: Problem Solving in Math chapter gives you access to resources you can use to enhance your preparations for the exam. Review video transcripts that feature easily identifiable vocabulary words and take short quizzes that test your knowledge of the lessons. If you have any questions about lesson topics, you can submit them to experts who are available to help.

The THEA test is known as an Internet-Based Test (IBT) and is designed to assess the reading, mathematics and writing comprehension of students looking to enter their freshman years at Texas public colleges and universities. Topics covered in this chapter on problem solving in math are found in the mathematics section of the test, which consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. To pass this section, you must earn a minimum score of 230.

7 Lessons in Chapter 42: THEA Test: Problem Solving in Math
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Conditional Statements in Math

1. Conditional Statements in Math

Sometimes, what is true in the mathematical world of logic is false in the real world. Check out this lesson to learn how to identify conditional statements and how you can differentiate between what is logically true and what is true in reality.

Reasoning in Mathematics: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

2. Reasoning in Mathematics: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Many people think that deductive and inductive reasoning are the same thing. It is assumed these words are synonymous. They are not. This lesson reveals the reality of these two types of reasoning.

Mathematical Principles for Problem Solving

3. Mathematical Principles for Problem Solving

Solving problems is not just a simple, straightforward process. There are a few principles that can help you as you approach any problem solving scenarios. This lesson covers those principles with examples.

The Three-Way Principle of Mathematics

4. The Three-Way Principle of Mathematics

What methods are there to solve and understand mathematical problems? This lesson will review three methods to understand mathematical problems (verbal, graphical, and by example). Each will be illustrated with examples.

Solving Mathematical Problems Using Estimation

5. Solving Mathematical Problems Using Estimation

Estimating is a method of calculating a result that is close to, but not exactly, the correct answer to a math problem. Why would you ever need to do this? This lesson reviews estimating and answers the question as to why you would do it.

Using Mathematical Models to Solve Problems

6. Using Mathematical Models to Solve Problems

Mathematical modelling 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.

Critical Thinking and Logic in Mathematics

7. Critical Thinking and Logic in Mathematics

Logic has its own unique language and way of defining what is true and false. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can critically think in the language of logic while working with math.

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