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THEA Test: Solving Word Problems - Chapter Summary
Solving word problems can seem like a challenging task if you haven't reviewed this subject area in months or years. To boost your confidence as you study for the THEA test, explore the lessons in this chapter that prepare you for:
- Understanding the steps involved in solving word problems
- Using multiple steps to solve word problems
- Knowing how restate word problems using words or images
- Increasing your understanding by personalizing a word problem
You can use the video lessons or printable lesson transcripts to create or add to an existing study guide for the exam. After you've updated your guide, watch the short lessons as often as needed and take notes or highlight key points on the transcripts until you're sure you've absorbed the lesson concepts.
THEA Test: Solving Word Problems Chapter Objectives
The topics in this THEA Test: Solving Word Problems chapter can help you study for questions in the mathematics section of the exam. It features 50 multiple-choice questions that examine fundamental math, geometry, algebra and problem solving. To prepare for problem-solving questions, take advantage of short lesson quizzes in this chapter. Also, get answers about any lesson topic from our experts who are eager to offer assistance.
The THEA test is required for students who are interested in attending some Texas public colleges or universities as freshmen. To increase your chances of gaining admission to these schools, earn a passing score of 230 or higher on the math section of the test.
1. Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples
Watch this video lesson to learn how you can solve word problems by following this 3-step process. Learn how to visualize your problem so you fully understand it. Then learn how to write and solve your equations.
2. Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps
Not all word problems are so straightforward that they only require you to do one operation and you're done. Some are more complicated, requiring several steps. Watch this video lesson to learn how to solve these kinds of problems.
3. Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images
Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use sketches and notes to help you visualize a problem. Watch how easy it becomes to solve your problem once you have visualized it.
4. Personalizing a Word Problem to Increase Understanding
When it comes to word problems, being able to personalize a word problem with more familiar situations will help you a lot in your problem solving. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can restate the word problem in terms you understand.
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Other chapters within the THEA Test: Practice & Study Guide course
- THEA Test: Understanding Words & Phrases
- THEA Test: Analyzing Literature
- THEA Test: Reading Comprehension & Interpretation
- THEA Test: Point of View & Meaning in Literature
- THEA Test: Drawing Conclusions from Ideas in Text
- THEA Test: Using Critical Thinking to Evaluate Writing
- THEA Test: Understanding Reading Assignments
- THEA Test: Writing Style
- THEA Test: Writing Organization
- THEA Test: Writing Grammar & Mechanics
- THEA Test: Using Verbs
- THEA Test: Using Modifiers
- THEA Test: Using Nouns & Pronouns
- THEA Test: Proofreading & Editing Your Writing
- THEA Test: Fundamental Arithmetic
- THEA Test: Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- THEA Test: Negative Numbers
- THEA Test: Absolute Value
- THEA Test: Properties of Basic Math
- THEA Test: Fractions
- THEA Test: Decimals & Percentages
- THEA Test: Ratios & Proportions
- THEA Test: Units of Measurement
- THEA Test: Scientific Notation
- THEA Test: Radicals & Square Roots
- THEA Test: Radical Expressions
- THEA Test: Exponents
- THEA Test: Calculating & Plotting Data
- THEA Test: Solving Rational Equations
- THEA Test: Graphing Linear Equations
- THEA Test: Principles of Algebra
- THEA Test: Algebraic Expressions & Equations
- THEA Test: Word Problems in Algebra
- THEA Test: Properties of Functions
- THEA Test: Quadratic Equations
- THEA Test: Two-Variable Equations & Systems of Equations
- THEA Test: Properties of Polynomial Functions
- THEA Test: Properties & Theorems of Geometry
- THEA Test: Principles of Geometry
- THEA Test: Area, Perimeter & Volume in Geometry
- THEA Test: Problem Solving in Math