Math Assessment Preparation

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR Math ASSESSMENT

We've outlined what you can expect from your math assessment, including what content will be covered and the format it will take. We've also provided some resources to help you prepare.

ACCUPLACER Next Generation Arithmetic Assessment Preparation
Note: The Accuplacer Arithmetic Assessment is the test used for admission purposes to fulfill math requirements for applicants. This assessment is also used for placement purposes for specific Business and General Arts and Science programs. Find out if you need to take this assessment on the Placement Assessment by Program page.

Assessment Content

The test focuses on computation, order of operations, estimation and rounding, comparing and ordering values in different formats, and recognizing equivalent values across formats. This test assesses the following knowledge and skills categories:

  • Whole Number Operations
  • Fraction Operations
  • Decimal Operations
  • Percent
  • Number Comparisons and Equivalents

Assessment Format

  • 20 questions, multiple choice
  • Computer – adaptive
    • The test software will select questions based on your previous answers. Answer all of the questions to the best of your ability and do not skip any, as you cannot go back.
  • No time limit (on average, students take 30 – 60 minutes)
  • Score range: 200-300
  • Partial Calculator Use
    • Some questions provide access to a calculator; the calculator appears as part of the question. Other questions will not allow access to a calculator.

Preparation Guide

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Preparation Guide

The Preparation Guide is a reference tool for George Brown College students and applicants preparing to take a placement or admission math assessment. This guide focuses on foundation-level math skills. This guide does not cover all topics on the assessments. The Assessment Centre at George Brown College is not responsible for students' assessment results.

For further practice, review GBC Tutoring and Learning Centre (TLC) math resources.

Sample Questions

Accuplacer Arithmetic Sample Questions

See pages 2-3. The answer key is on pages 4-8.

Free Accuplacer App

Accuplacer has created an App containing a sample Arithmetic test. To find the sample test and review test content, please create an account.

ACCUPLACER Next Generation Algebra (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics) Preparation

Note: The ACCUPLACER Algebra Assessment is used only for placement purposes for specific Business programs. Find out if you need to take this assessment on the Placement Assessment by Program page.

Assessment Content

The test assesses the following knowledge and skills:

  • Rational numbers
  • Ratio and Proportional Relationships
  • Exponents
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Linear Equations
  • Linear Applications and Graphs
  • Probability Sets
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Geometry Concepts

Assessment Format

  • 20 questions, multiple choice
  • Computer – adaptive
    • The test software will select questions based on your previous answers. Answer all the questions to the best of your ability and do not skip any, as you cannot go back.
  • No time limit(on average, students take 30 – 60 minutes
  • Score range: 200-300
  • Partial Calculator Use
    • Some questions provide access to a calculator; the calculator appears as part of the question. Other questions will not allow access to a calculator.

Preparation Guide

ACCUPLACER Next Generation Algebra (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics) Preparation Guide

The Preparation Guide is a reference tool for George Brown College students preparing to take a placement math assessment. The guides focuses on foundation-level math skills. The preparation guide does not cover all topics on the assessments. The Assessment Centre at George Brown College is not responsible for students' assessment results.

For further practice, review GBC Tutoring and Learning Centre (TLC) math resources.

Sample Questions

Accuplacer Algebra (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics) Sample Questions

See pages 2-4. The answer key is on pages 5-8.

Free Accuplacer App

Accuplacer has created an App containing a sample Algebra (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics) test. To find the sample test and review test content, please create an account.

Hospitality Math Assessment Preparation
Note: The Hospitality Math Assessment is used only for placement purposes for most Hospitality Programs. Find out if you need to take this assessment on the Placement Assessment by Program page.

Assessment Content

This assessment addresses the following areas:

  • Basic math (basic operations with integers, fractions, decimals, percentages, exponents and square roots, equations, etc.)
  • Metric and imperial systems and conversions
  • Math concepts covered in the Hospitality Math course
  • Word problems requiring application of some of the above.

Assessment Format

  • 35 questions
  • Time limit: 40 minutes
  • use of a calculator is not allowed

Preparation Guide

Hospitality Math Assessment Preparation Guide

The Preparation Guide is a reference tool for George Brown College students preparing to take a placement or general math assessment. This guide focuses on foundation-level math skills. The preparation guide does not cover all topics on the assessments. The Assessment Centre at George Brown College is not responsible for students' assessment results.

Sample Questions

A typical general-math question could be:

How much is three more than the square of 8?

a.) 11

b.) 5

c.) 67

d.) 27

e.) none of the above

A typical course-related question might be:

In a certain recipe that produces enough for 8 servings, 1/2 cup of sugar is required. If you were asked to expand this recipe so that it could serve 26 people, how much sugar would be required?

a.) 1 5/8 cups

b.) 6 1/2 cups

c.) 2 cups

d.) 3 1/4 cups

e.) none of the above

Websites For Math Skill Review

On-line resources to prepare for assessments in mathematics:

George Brown College Tutoring and Learning Centre Math Resource Page

Handouts and useful links.

Khan Academy

This is an excellent resource with video demonstrations on various mathematics topics in arithmetic and pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and other areas.