Practice Problems & Test Content

The following links to sample problems have been created to aid you in preparing for the Mathematics Placement Tests offered by the Academic Placement Testing Program (APTP).  Please note that while these problems are similar to those found in the tests, they are intended only as a guide and do not predict how well you might do on the tests themselves.

General Practice Problems

Advanced Practice Problems

The tests have been created to determine whether you are ready for college level math courses and to place you into the course(s) for which you are best prepared.  The General Math Placement Tests are intended for students who will be entering general math or precalculus classes.  The Advanced Math Placement Test is designed for students who wish to enroll in calculus.  You are not expected to learn new material before taking the tests but to review what you have previously studied in your high school math courses.  The following descriptions can be used to guide your review.

The General Mathematics Placement Test (MPT-G) covers the College Readiness Mathematics Standards (CRMS) 4-8 as developed by the Transition Mathematics Project (TMP):

4. Number Sense
5. Geometry
6. Probability/Statistics
7. Algebra
8. Functions

The General Mathematics Placement Test also covers the following selected topics:

 

Absolute Value
Basic Algebraic Operations
Exponents and Roots
Factoring
Functional Notation
Geometry
Graph Interpretation
Inequalities
Linear Graphs and Functions
Proportions
Quadratic Graphs and Functions
Simplifying
Systems of Equations

The Advanced Mathematics Placement Test (MPT-A) covers the following selected topics:

 

Absolute Value
Basic Algebraic Operations
Exponents and Roots
Factoring
Functional Notation
Geometry
Graph Interpretation
Inequalities
Linear Graphs and Functions
Logarithms and Exponential Functions
Proportions
Quadratic Graphs and Functions
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Simplifying
Systems of Equations