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ACCUPLACER 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. To see if this is the assessment you require, please go to What Assessment Will I be Taking?


Assessment Content

The test measures your skills in three primary categories:

  1. Operations with whole numbers and fractions - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, recognizing equivalent fractions and mixed numbers and estimating.
  2. Operations with decimals and percentages - addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division percent problems, decimal recognition, fraction and percent equivalencies, and estimation problems
  3. Applications and problem solving - rate, percent, measurement problems, distribution of a quantity into its fractional parts, and graphs and tables.



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. 


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 Algebra Assessment Preparation

Note: The ACCUPLACER Algebra Assessment is used only for placement purposes for specific Business programs. To see if this is the assessment you require, please go to What Assessment Will I be Taking?


Assessment Content

The test measures your skills in three primary categories:

  1. Operations with integers and rational numbers - computation with integers and negative rational integer, the use of absolute values, and ordering.
  2. Operations with algebraic expressions - multiplying and dividing monomials, the evaluation of positive rational roots and exponents, simplifying algebraic fractions, and factoring.
  3. Equation solving, inequalities, and word problems - solving verbal problems presented in algebraic context, geometric reasoning, the translation of written phrases into algebraic expressions, graphing.

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 Algebra 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.  



Sample Questions


Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Sample Questions

See pages 9-10. The answer key is on page 20.

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.



Hospitality Math Assessment Preparation

Note: The Hospitality Math Assessment is used only for placement purposes for most Hospitality Programs. To see if this is the assessment you require, please go to What Assessment Will I Be Taking?


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: 35 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

The following on-line resources may be used to help 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.

 

S.O.S. Mathematics - Algebra

This website covers the following topics: fractions, units of conversion, complex numbers, quadratic equations, solving equations, systems of equations, inequalities and others. Explanations are step-by-step and include examples. Some practice questions are given.

 

Technical Tutoring Math Help

This website has an extensive list of links to various mathematics topics ranging from basic math operations to calculus. Use this website to review number theory, exponents, linear equations, factoring polynomials, operations with radicals, polynomial equations, rational expressions, linear inequalities and other topics.

 

The Math Page

The Math Page covers skills in arithmetic and has a complete list of topics in algebra, including algebraic expressions, linear equations, quadratic equations, inequalities, absolute value, word problems, exponents, factoring, radicals, complex numbers and many others.

 

Understanding Algebra

This is a comprehensive on-line textbook covering topics and skills in arithmetic, pre-algebra and algebra. It also offers helpful strategies for solving word problems.

 

Purplemath

This website has an extensive list of mathematics topics including fractions, absolute value, percents, ratio and proportion, distance formula, linear inequalities, radicals, factoring quadratics, exponents and many others.

  • Looking for more math preparation materials? 

    Visit the Tutoring and Learning Centre's math resources page for handouts and useful links!