No one likes over-testing, so this Algebra Readiness/Pre-Test is a quick
diagnostic tool for pre-algebra skills. The format is Word 2007/2010, using the equation tool for easy editing of headers, instructions, and the mathematical expressions. A PDF copy is also included for quick-and-easy printing. Cartesian plane graphics are crisp even after multiple photocopy/rescan operations. Test length is 2 pages (or 1 page front and back) with room to show work. Answer key included.
Breakdown of topics by problem number:
1. Parts A, B, C, D, E, and F are single-function integer operations
using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of both positive and negative integers.
2. This question begins with a sample list of the factor pairs of the number 16 and asks students to write the list of factor pairs
for the number 24.
3. Parts A, B, C, D, E, and F ask the student to evaluate the given expression, addressing multiple topics including the order of operations, fractions, decimals, powers, and roots
4. Parts A, B, and C are questions relating to percents
5. This questions asks students to plot values on a number line
, given in various forms such as decimal, fraction, absolute value, and square root
6. Parts A, B, C, and D are given (x,y) coordinates to be plotted
on a provided cartesian plane.
7. Students will find the area of the rectangle on a cartesian plane
8. Given the formula for volume of a sphere, students will find the volume of a sphere
with a given radius. Instructions include leaving the answer in terms of pi and labeling the units
9-10. Students will perform arithmetic operations based on an application/word-problem
about money in a checking account.
Algebra Readiness Test
by Abby Langner
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