Mathematics Competencies Tested on the MTTC
The math test covers three major skill areas addressing one or more subskills. An outline showing these major skill areas and their subskills is shown below and on the lefthand side of the screen.
A. Fundamental Mathematics
 Use Number Concepts and Computation Skills
 Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions, Decimals, and Integers
 Using the Order of Operations to Solve Problems
 Solving Problems Involving Percents
 Performing Calculations Using Exponents and Scientific Notation
 Estimating Solutions to Problems
 Using the Concepts of "Less Than" and "Greater Than"
 Solve Word Problems Involving Integers, Fractions, or Decimals (including Percents, Ratios, and Proportions)
 Determining the Appropriate Operations to Solve Word Problems
 Solving Word Problems Involving Integers, Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Ratios, and Proportions
 Interpret Information from a Graph, Table, or Chart
 Interpreting Information in Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Graphs, Pictographs, Tables, Charts, or Graphs of Functions
B. Algebraic Graphing, Equations, and Operations
 Graph Numbers or Number Relationships
 Identifying Points from their Coordinates, the Coordinates of Points, or Graphs of Sets of Ordered Pairs
 Identifying the Graphs of Equations or Inequalities
 Finding the Slopes and Intercepts of Lines
 Recognizing Direct and Inverse Variation Presented Graphically
 Solve One and TwoVariable Equations
 Finding the Value of the Unknown in OneVariable Equations
 Expressing One Variable in Terms of a Second Variable in TwoVariable Equations
 Solving a System of Two Linear Equations in Two Variables
 Solve Word Problems Involving One and Two Variables
 Solving Word Problems that can be Translated into OneVariable Linear Equations or Systems of TwoVariable Linear Equations
 Identifying the Equation or Equations that Correctly Represent the Mathematical Relationship(s) in Word Problems
 Understand Operations with Algebraic Expressions
 Factoring Quadratics and Polynomials
 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Polynomial Expressions
 Performing Basic Operations on and Simplifying Rational Expressions
C. Geometry and Reasoning
 Solve Problems Involving Geometric Figures
 Identifying the Appropriate Formula for Solving Geometric Problems
 Solving Problems Involving Two and ThreeDimensional Geometric Figures
 Solving Problems Involving Right Triangles Using the Pythagorean Theorem
 Apply Reasoning skills
 Drawing Conclusions Using the Principles of Similarity, Congruence, Parallelism, and Perpendicularity
 Using Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
