Mathematics Competencies Tested on the PLACE
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.
Use mathematical reasoning in problemsolving situations to arrive at logical conclusions and to analyze the problemsolving process.
 analyzing problem solutions for logical flaws,
 identifying missing information needed to solve problems,
 evaluating a partial solution to a problem to determine an appropriate next step,
 and judging the validity or logic of an argument or advertising claim that is based on statistics or probability.
Use mathematical terms and representations to organize, interpret, and communicate information.
 analyzing data and making inferences from two or more graphic sources (e.g., diagrams, graphs, equations),
 restating a daily life problem in mathematical terms,
 representing graphically information presented in another form (e.g., a newspaper excerpt).
Apply knowledge of numerical, geometric, and algebraic relationships in realworld and mathematical contexts.
 using scales and ratios to interpret maps and models,
 using geometric concepts and formulas to solve problems related to everyday situations,
 applying appropriate algebraic concepts, formulas, and equations to the solution of problems.
