Ever wonder how a student progressed through math or science courses, or even college without a grasp of fundamental math principles such as percents, fractions, or rounding, for example? Even in Bio, Chem, or Physics, basic math concepts are a necessity.
You can not assume that a student entering your math course, or science course, or college math course have the basics understood. This 46 page packet includes notes, practices, two cumulative tests, and suggested resources that can be given to students at any point in the year, though preferably at the start of the semester or school year.
The tests may be used as entrance exams, or as a prerequisite before beginning actual course content in whatever math or science course you teach. It is suggested they score a 95% or above on the practices and tests before considering continuing in the course, or use the practices as a way to target deficiencies for remediation and review before delving into your specific course content.
Included are answer keys for the 4 practices, and expanded solution keys for the 2 versions of the cumulative review tests.
This PDF packet of explanations, notes, examples, practices, and assessments should be used as a starting point to any math course that follows Pre-Algebra through college math 101. It should also be used as a prerequisite for Physics, Chem, Bio, and Phy. Sci. If a student can not show proficiency on this packet within the first week of the start of a math or science course, it is a good early indicator that they will struggle for the rest of the year. Use this packet to identify and address that potential early. Or for college math teachers, you can let these topics be a mandatory prerequisite before entry into Math 101.