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“8 Could Save You 4″
The math placement test determines at what level you start your college math. Placing into the appropriate college level math course will save you time and tuition, and you should study for the placement test to optimize your placement.  Avoid the feeling that you have been placed in the wrong math course.  If you have not looked at math in the last three months or did not take math in your senior year, then this program is for you.
Benefits

  • Greater confidence when you take the placement test
  • Online study/review pace controlled by you
  • Better placement test scores resulting in improved placement
  • Review of the necessary math skills tailored to your needs
  • Better preparation for any math course in the fall
  • Potential tuition savings of $3500 and four months of math class!

Student Cost
$11 and time. 
This is a small price to pay because 8 hours could
save you 4 months!  Find out more info and how to sign up!

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Prep Course Introduction

For those who want to work on their own

The material below is to be used as a basic guide, and not as a comprehensive prep activity which addresses every specific question included on the Placement Tests.

Basic Algebra (Math Test A) -
(All Majors not listed under Math Test B, plus those majors if you are not confident in the problem list under ‘B’)

Depending on how you do, this test will place you in classes starting from Intermediate Algebra all the way up to a statistics class & Pre-Calculus. Here are some of the basics of what you should be prepared for on this test:

  • Factoring
  • Polynomial Operations
  • Area of perimeter
  • Graphing
  • Rationalizing a denominator
  • Evaluate a formula
  • Order of operations
  • Rational expressions

Math A worksheet
This worksheet is not comprehensive but will give you a little practice.

Helpful Websites
  • Online Practice Tests
  • Math by Fives
    Frank Ives, Instructor of Mathematics at University of La Verne, has a well-done website with explanatory videos which you might find useful. He has incorporated his sense of humor and fun to help bring the world of math alive.
Calculus Readiness (Math Test B) -
(Math, Science, Computer Science, Engineering Majors)

Depending on how you do, this test will place you in either Pre-Calculus or Calculus. The following subject material is included on this test:

  • Word problems; numerical awareness, geometry, concept formation
  • Logarithms; linear equations
  • Graphs; quadratics, Quadratic inequalities, Concept formation,
  • Exponential functions, linear equations, Systems of linear equations,
  • Trigonometric
  •  Exponents; arithmetic of rational numbers
  •  Numerical awareness; concept formation
  • Distance; geometry
  • Fractional equations
  • Factoring; operations with algebraic expressions
  • Geometry; functions
  • Functions; notation
  • Inequalities; absolute value
  • Special angles; trig functions
  • Trig identities

Math B Worksheet
This worksheet is not comprehensive but will give you a little practice.

Helpful Websites

 

Page last updated Feb. 25, 2014