Have you recently decided to enroll in a degree or certificate program at your local college or university? If so, you are most likely going to have to take some kind of math placement test, usually the ACCUPLACER exam. It just so happens that you can only earn a college degree if you know a certain amount of mathematics.
Some people, when faced with this unfortunate reality, change their minds about the whole college thing. Others cross their fingers and take the exam only to place into MATH 96. Then, before they can earn their degree, they have to take (and pass!) MATH 96, MATH 97, MATH 98, MATH 99, and MATH 100. That is a lot of math classes to pay for and to pass before they can become a welder, a nurse, a graphic designer, or whatever it is that they want to do.
Here is my tip for you today:
SAVE YOURSELF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND STUDY FOR THIS EXAM!!!!!!
It’s probably been a while since you last had to find common denominators, do long division, find the volume of a rectangular prism, or any number of topics that you once knew how to do, but haven’t practiced since.
It comes back quickly because those neurons you built all those years ago are still there – they are just a little weak.
Here are a few sites, apps and sample questions I’ve found that you can use to help rebuild those rusty math neurons in preparation for this math placement test:
Bellingham Technical College Guidelines & Sample Questions for the Arithmetic ACCUPLACER
Bellingham Technical College Guidelines & Sample Questions for the Algebra ACCUPLACER
College Board Arithmetic ACCUPLACER Sample Questions
College Board Quantitative Reasoning ACCUPLACER Sample Questions
College Board Advanced Algebra & Functions ACCUPLACER Sample Questions
Locally, you can take the ACCUPLACER at Bellingham Technical College. You don’t need an appointment – just a receipt showing that you’ve paid the $25 fee. Then, you just show up at the H building, Room H-4 anytime between 8:30am-3pm T-F or 8:30am-6pm on Mondays.
If you need help studying, check out Khan Academy or book an appointment with me!