The Math Placement Test is a multiple choice exam in which you are required to answer every question. It is given on a computer. When taking the Placement Test, you cannot return to a previous question, so please make every effort to accurately choose your answers. You may use a calculator. We strongly encourage you to review before taking the test as the scores will determine your placement. You may be required to take one or more of the following tests:
Topics may include operations with integers, rational numbers, computation with integers, negative rationals, absolute values and ordering, operations with algebraic expressions, adding and subtracting monomials and polynomials, multiplying and dividing monomials and polynomials, the evaluation of positive rational roots and exponents, simplifying algebraic fractions and factoring, solutions of equations, inequalities and word problems, solving verbal problems presented in algebraic context, geometric reasoning and the translation of written phrases into algebraic expressions and graphing.
Topics may include operations with whole numbers and fractions, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, recognizing equivalent fractions and mixed numbers and estimating. Operations with decimals and percents, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with decimals. Percent problems, recognition of decimals, fraction and percent equivalencies and estimating problems, applications and problem solving, percent, measurement problems, simple geometry problems and distribution of a quantity into its fractional parts.