TOPICS TO BE REVIEWED FOR THE MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT The items on the mathematics assessment will sample your knowledge of the following topics: I. ARITHMETIC SKILLS Real numbers: order, relation, rounding, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, exponential notation, order of operations, prime factorization, word problems. Fractions: Lowest Common Denominator, part of whole, improper fractions, mixed numbers, equivalent fractions, reducing, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, order, exponents, order of operations, word problems. Decimals: expanded notation, rounding, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparing, and converting fractions and decimals. Scientific Notation Ratio and Proportion: ratios, rates, unit rates, proportions, word problems. Percents: writing percents as fractions or decimals, basic percent problems, percents as proportions, word problems. Graphs and data: means, medians, interpreting circle, line, and bar graphs. II. ALGEBRA SKILLS Signed numbers: order, absolute value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Exponents and roots (radicals) Evaluating or simplifying algebraic expressions Polynomials: Greatest Common Factor, operations, factoring. Solving equations with one variable Lines, slopes, and graphs of lines: slope/intercept form, standard form, parallel, perpendicular. Word problems: translating verbal expressions into mathematical expressions and solving. Systems of Equations: solving systems by graphing, substitution, and addition. Functions: notation, interpreting, solving. Quadratic equations: Use of quadratic formula, graphing.