What topics are covered by the mathematics placement exam?

The mathematics placement exam is a 25-question, 30-minute exam written by the Mathematical Association of America. It is a calculus readiness exam. As such, the exam is used to evaluate your proficiency in precalculus. There is no calculus on this placement exam. The topics on the exam include:

  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Graphs of Functions
  • Word Problems, Modeling
  • Concept Formulation
  • Numerical Awareness
  • Exponential Functions
  • Exponents and Logarithms
  • Equations and Factoring
  • Functional Notation
  • Inequalities, Absolute Value
  • Trigonometry