HSPT math tests us on concepts that we've started learning since grade school. How can we possibly remember everything? Our success on HSPT math relies on our ability to classify. Let's find the right strategies that will allow you to shape your knowledge and natural abilities into a fluid, efficient, and detailed math solving process. Our goal is to be versatile between the different problem types, understanding when our pacing must shift, and using the necessary steps of detail in order to reduce minor error.
Some concepts on the HSPT math section:
- Perimeter of a rectangle: A = 2l + 2w or 2(l + w)
Perimeter of a square: A = 4s
Area of a triangle: A = (1/2)bh
Area of a rectangle: A = bh or lw
Area of a square: A = S2
Diameter of a circle: d = 2r
Circumference of a circle: C = 2πr or πd
Area of a circle: A = πr2
Volume of rectangular solids: V = lwh
Pythagorean theorem: a2 + b2 = c2
Average of a set of numbers: Average = Sum of the numbers ÷ The amount of numbers in the set
- Right angles measure 90°.
The sum of the interior angles of a triangle is 180°.
The sum of the interior angles of a quadrilateral is 360°.
Complementary angles add up to 90°.
Supplementary angles add up to 180°.
- 1 foot = 12 inches
1 yard = 3 feet
1 meter = 100 centimeters
1 kilometer = 1,000 meters
1 pound = 16 ounces
1 cup = 8 ounces
1 pint = 2 cups
1 quart = 2 pints or 4 cups
1 gallon = 4 quarts
1 kilogram = 1,000 grams
- PEMDAS — Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction — and you'll be set.