Optional Entrance Exam to the Intensive Concepts and Processes Sequence

Materials Covered in the Mathematics Entrance Exam

You are allowed to use a calculator on the exam.  If you are planning to or thinking about taking the math exam, please bring a calculator with you.

The entry exam focuses primarily on Number and Algebra, but also includes some Geometry and Probability.  Some topics covered:

Number:  Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Factors, Multiples, Primes.

Sample questions:

Name two fractions between 3/4 and 1.

Put the following decimals in order from smallest to largest: 0.04, 0.4, 0.044, 0.44.

Find two fractions, with different denominators, that add to 3/5.

Circle all prime numbers on the following list:  2,  12,    17,     51,     89.

Algebra: Patterns; Connecting Graphs, Equations, and Tables; Solving Equations. Problems that involve matching functions such as  y = 2x + 3 or  p = 2q to their graphs or tables of values.

Sample questions:

Each term of the sequence 6, 8, 10, 12, ... is formed by adding 2 to the previous term.  Find the 100th term in the sequence.

Find all  that satisfy. x2 + x = x2 - 2x + 9.


The information in this document is intended to be an advising guide.  It should not be used by advisors to make decisions about transfer credit or how to apply transfer credit.

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