Math Placement Test Preparation

Objectives:

• To practice algebraic skills

• To understand algebra concepts

• To increase algebraic knowledge and problem solving skills

• To better prepare for college math placement tests

• To practice additional calculator skills

Outcomes:

• To improve the results on the college math placement test

• To complete algebra activities

Warm-Up:

1. Quick review on Algebra I and an interactive quiz, click here http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/alg/index.html.  Click on “Visit site”.

1. Interactive multiple choice questions, click here http://regentsprep.org/Regents/core/questions/topics.cfm?Course=MATH and complete the “03 Operations” and “07 Patterns and Functions” sections.  If you cannot correctly answer 16 of the 20 questions in each section, go to the New Instruction below.

New Instruction:

1.      Solving algebra problems instruction (Introduction to Algebra), click here http://www.mathleague.com/help/algebra/algebra.htm.  Short and sweet.

3.      Algebra lessons on many topics, click here and complete all the topics needing review.  There are multiple pages in each lesson.  To return to the Lesson Index, click on “Lessons”.

5.      College algebra tutorial site, click here http://www.math.armstrong.edu/MathTutorial/.  This site covers concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and exponential and logarithmic functions.

Feedback and Review:

1. Algebra and geometry topics review, click here http://regentsprep.org/Regents/math/math a.cfm.  Go through each of the Math Home Page topics listed below and complete the lessons (L) and the practice (P).

·        Mathematical Reasoning

·        Numbers and Numeration

·        Operations

·        Modeling/Multiple Representation

·        Measurement

·        Uncertainty

·        Patterns and Functions (Note the calculator instructions)

1. Practice algebra worksheets, click here .  Complete as many of the topics below as possible.

·        Basic algebra concepts

·        Simplifying

·        Multiplication

·        Exponents

·        Negative Exponents

·        Factoring

1. Generate a worksheet covering the areas that you need to practice, click here http://www.math.com/students/worksheet/algebra_sp.htm.

1. Math worksheets with solutions in PDF format (Basic Math to Calculus III including logic and statistics), click here http://www.clc.mnscu.edu/kschulte/mathworksheets.html.

1. Pre-calculus and calculus site (following review of Algebra I and II), click here http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/calc/index.html.

Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:

1. On-line Multiple-Choice Questions, click here and scroll down one screen.  Complete the 20 questions in each of the seven sections.