Math Placement Test

Math Placement Test

Transfer students bringing in the equivalent to Kettering College’s MATH 105 (see this site’s transfer credit section for more information about transferring courses) do not have to take the Math Placement Test.

Please make your reservation at least 48 hours, but preferably one week, in advance to reserve a seat for one of the testing sessions listed above.

If you live more than 100 miles from Kettering College and/or need to make special arrangements for the test, please contact Bev Ervin at 937-395-8601 ext. 55646 in the Academic Support Department. 

Please be sure to arrive 15 to 20 minutes prior to your test time. Upon arriving, please check in at the front desk of the college for location information.

The Math Placement Test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions, and you will have one hour to complete the test. Please bring a pencil for the test. No calculators or cell phones are allowed. You are allowed to take the test only one time. Your score will be available on the next business day and will be given to the admissions office.

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Concepts and topics to review for Math Placement Test

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of negative and positive numbers
  • Place value and rounding of whole numbers and decimals
  • Conversions between decimals, percentages and fractions
  • Conversions within the metric system (prefixes: deci, milli, kilo, etc.)
  • Order of operation, absolute value, distributive property
  • Sum and average of numbers, measures of center (arithmetic mean, median, mode, midrange)
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions
  • Evaluating algebraic expressions
  • Solving linear equations and proportions in one and two variables & solving inequalities in one variable
  • Slope of a line, x & y intercepts of a linear equation and/or graph
  • Interpreting graphs in two variables
  • Laws of exponents, basic exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Simplifying/collecting like terms
  • Solving equations and formulas for the indicated variable in terms of the other variables
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of polynomials
  • Factoring polynomials (GCF, ascending or descending order, number of terms) difference of squares, perfect square trinomial, factor by grouping, trial and error
  • Solving quadratic equations using factoring & principle of zero products
  • Word problems and applications in one and two variables
  • Measures of variation (range, standard deviation and variance)
  • Basic probability for simple events and compound events
  • Basic trigonometry (sine, cosine, tangent, etc.)

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