Mathematics Section of the PLACE
The Mathematics section of the PLACE consists of three skill areas:
- Use mathematical reasoning in problem-solving situations to arrive at logical conclusions and to analyze the problem-solving process,
- Use mathematical terms and representations to organize, interpret, and communicate information, and
- Apply knowledge of numerical, geometric, and algebraic relationships in realworld and mathematical contexts.
The purpose of this course is to provide a listing and description of the skills included in each math skill area along with some instruction to further illustrate the knowledge needed to pass the PLACE. It is suggested that you first familiarize yourself with the math skill areas and the examples given. Then try the first of the four sample math tests.
The answers that are given at the end of each test will clearly show how well you understand the material and what must be learned to score well on the actual PLACE. Use these explanations to plan further study and improvement. Then try another sample test, review the answers, and improve the likelihood of an improved score on any test in the future.
With four sample tests in this course, a cycle of testing, reviewing, and improving can be repeated. Each cycle will improve your ability to pass each succeeding test.
The menu at the left can be used to select portions of each skill area, go to a sample test, return to the Main Menu, or sign out. If you want to see all of the content tested on the math test, use the Next button at the bottom of the screens to access each page in the sequence.