HSE Prep – Math

Welcome to our High School Equivalency Prep page for Math! We will be updating this page every Thursday whilst we are closed to help support you in your learning. 

Each week we will post links to videos and tasks for Math, selected by our Education Coordinator. If you need any help, you can do two things – text The Literacy Center at (812) 250-8724 , or email us at admin@litcenter.org.

Week Twenty

This week we are talking about the Exponents. An expression that represents repeated multiplication of the same factor is called a power. The number 5 is called the base, and the number 2 is called the exponent.

Week Nineteen

To divide fractions take the reciprocal (invert the fraction) of the divisor and multiply the dividend. This is the quickest technique for dividing fractions. The top and bottom are being multiplied by the same number and, since that number is the reciprocal of the bottom part, the bottom becomes one.

Week Eighteen

This week, we are looking at how to multiply fractions, multiplying fractions is simple and straightforward.

Week Seventeen

This week, lets understand how to subtract fractions. To do so, make sure the bottom numbers (the denominators) are the same. Subtract the top numbers (the numerators). Put the answer over the same denominator. Simplify the fraction (if needed).

Week Sixteen

Let’s explore how can we add Fractions. Adding fractions is pretty simple as long as you start with like denominators. 

Week Fifteen

This week, we are trying to understand how to simplify a fraction. To simplify a fraction, divide the top and bottom by the highest number that can divide into both numbers exactly.

Week Fourteen

This week, we are learning about  equivalent fractions, these can be defined as fractions with different numerators and denominators that represent the same value or proportion of the whole.

Week Thirteen

This week, we are learning about Fractions. A fraction represents part of a whole. When something is broken up into a number of parts, the fraction shows how many of those parts you have.

Week Twelve

This week we are learning how to round the numbers, Rounding means making a number simpler but keeping its value close to what it was. The result is less accurate, but easier to use.

Week Eleven

A decimal is a number expressed in the scale of tens. Commonly speaking we talk about decimals when numbers include a decimal point to represent a whole number plus a fraction of a whole number (tenths, hundredths, etc.). A decimal point is a point or dot used to separate the whole part of a number from the fractional part of a number.

Week Ten

In this tutorial, we are Learning how to solve problems involving distancerate, and time, and practice using the distance/rate/time formula. 

Week Nine

This week’s lesson is all about measures – how we measure the length, width, height, and weight of something. As usual with Math, this is a skill you’ll find yourself using almost everyday of your life!

Week Eight

This lesson is the second part of a two part lesson that starts with week seven below. Make sure you watch that lesson before you jump into this one!

This week we are learning how you can solve word problems. Identifying and understanding keywords and the order of operations in a word problem is a critical step! We have been working very hard and have started making our own videos and guides for you to use as well!

This week we will learn, how to multiply and divide any numbers that are written in scientific notation. This can be done simply by taking advantage of the properties of numbers and the rules of exponents that you may recall.

This week we will learn how to convert a number from standard notation to scientific notation. We will go from very large numbers to very small numbers.

This week we will be understanding the use of Scientific Notation in Math. Scientific Notation is a way to make too big or too small number to be easier to work with by writing them in decimal form. The format for writing a number in Scientific Notation is fairly simple, let’s Explore…. 

Powers and roots – another thing in Math that can feel intimidating, but is actually pretty simple once we get to know it. Let’s get started with a video. 

Welcome back – this week we are looking at something called absolute value. This may seem a little strange if you are new to it, but you’ll soon see it’s very simple. Get started by watching the videos below. 

This week we will be looking at Basic Operations – adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying, and in which order to do them. 

Don’t use a calculator. In the TASC test (for your High School Equivalency) you will need to do these basic operations in your head – using a calculator here won’t help.