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Mathematics Department : Assessment/Placement

Assessment/Placement

Welcome to the LAMC Mathematics Department placement preparation website. You have taken the right step in deciding to prepare for placement. Proper placement in the mathematics program will insure progression through your Math course sequence will be effective. You will not be bored with topics you already know and you will not be overwhelmed with course work for which you are unprepared.


Your first step will be to determine which one you should take.

 

The Algebra Readiness Test was designed to measure arithmetic and pre-algebra skills to determine readiness for a first course in algebra.

You should take the Algebra Readiness Test if:

You had no high school algebra.

You had one year of high school algebra or the equivalent.

It has been several years since your last math class.

 

The Elementary Algebra Test was designed to determine readiness for a second-year algebra course.

You should take the Elementary Algebra Test if:

you had 2 or more years of high school algebra or the equivalent and

you received a grade of "C" or better in your last math course and

you completed your last math course within the last two years.

 

The Intermediate Algebra Test was designed to determine readiness for a transfer level mathematics course.

You should take the Intermediate Algebra Test if:

you had 2 or more years of high school Algebra or the equivalent

(This must include Algebra 2a and 2b, LAUSD numbering) and

you received a grade of "B" or better in your last math course and

you completed your last math course within the last year.

 

The Precalculus Test was designed to determine readiness for a college level Calculus course.

You should take the Precalculus Test if:

you had at least one year of high school Math Analysis or the equivalent and

you received a grade of "B" or better in your last math course and

you completed your last math course within the last year.

 

If you are not sure what course to aim for you may want to take the practice test in sequence to see which you feel best reflects you background and preparation in Mathematics. You are encouraged to take as many of the practice tests as necessary until you are confident on which to choose. Challenge yourself and don't be satisfied with one you "know you can pass".

After taking the sample test, the results will show which skills you need to practice. You then should come back to this page and use the practice problems below. After practice, you can retake the test.

 

PRACTICE PROBLEMS FOR ALGEBRA READINESS TEST 

Integers

Fractions

Decimals and Percent

Exponents and Square Roots

Simple Equations and Operations with Literal Symbols

Geometry and Graphing

ALGEBRA READINESS TEST

Skills measured on the Algebra Readiness Test are:

Integers

Fractions

Decimals and Percent

Exponents and Square Roots

Simple Equations and Operations with Literal Symbols

Geometry and Graphing

TAKE AR SAMPLE TEST

 

PRACTICE PROBLEMS FOR ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA TEST 

Arithmetic Operations

Polynomials

Linear Equations and Inequalities

Quadratic Equations

Graphing

Rational Expressions

Exponents and Square Roots

Geometry

Word Problems

ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA TEST

 

Skills measured on the Elementary Algebra Test are:

Arithmetic Operations

Polynomials

Linear Equations and Inequalities

Quadratic Equations

Graphing

Rational Expressions

Exponents and Square Roots

Geometry

Word Problems

TAKE EA SAMPLE TEST

 

 

 

PRACTICE PROBLEMS FOR INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA TEST

Elementary Operations

Exponents and Radicals

Graphing and Coordinate Geometry

Linear Equations and Inequalities

Logarithms and Functions

Quadratic Polynomials, Equations, and Inequalities

Rational Expressions

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA TEST

Skills measured on the Intermediate Algebra Test are:

Elementary Operations

Exponents and Radicals

Graphing and Coordinate Geometry

Linear Equations and Inequalities

Logarithms and Functions

Quadratic Polynomials, Equations, and Inequalities

Rational Expressions

TAKE IA SAMPLE TEST

 

 

PRACTICE PROBLEMS FOR PRECALCULUS TEST

Exponents and Radicals

Functions

Linear Equations and Inequalities, and Absolute Values

Logarithmic and Exponential Functions

Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

Rational Expressions and their Graphs

Trigonometry

Word Problems

PRECALCULUS TEST

Skills measured on the Precalculus Test are:

Exponents and Radicals

Functions

Linear Equations and Inequalities, and Absolute Values

Logarithmic and Exponential Functions

Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

Rational Expressions and their Graphs

Trigonometry

Word Problems

TAKE PRECALCULUS SAMPLE TEST

 

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