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Because of the cumulative nature of mathematics, current knowledge of prerequisite skills and concepts greatly increases your opportunity for success in math courses. Our goal is to help you succeed the first time that you enroll in a math course and assessment of what you currently know is a very important part of helping you succeed.

Have more questions? Contact Daphne Rossiter, Math Department Chair at 480-461-7349 or daphne.rossiter@mesacc.edu

We also understand that while you might have successfully completed a particular math course, some of the necessary skills and concepts might be a bit rusty. An organized review before taking the math placement test will not only help us determine the best placement for you, but it will help you be ready to learn the new concepts when you do enroll in the math course.

Here are some sites to study to help prepare you for the math portion of the placement exam or **practice tests** to see what you need to review:

- Operations with Integers
- Multiples and factors of integers
- Operations with Fractions
- Operations with Decimals
- Conversions between fractions and decimals
- Exponents, square roots, scientific notation
- Ratios and proportions
- Percentages
- Averages (Means, Medians, and Modes)
- Percent Word Problems
- Number Word Problems

- Substituting Values into Algebraic Expressions
- Setting Up Equations for Given Situations
- Basic Operations with Polynomials
- Factoring Polynomials
- The AC method of factoring
- Linear Equations in One Variable
- Exponents and Radicals
- Simplifying Rational Expressions
- Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
- Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
- Linear Equations in Two Variables

- Functions
- Exponents and Radicals
- Complex Numbers
- Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series
- Matrices (basic operations, equations, and determinants)
- Factorials

- Trigonometric functions and identities
- Right-triangle trigonometry
- Trigonometric equations and inequalities
- Graphs of trigonometric functions
- Special angles (multiples of 30 and 45 degrees)

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