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MATHEMATICS

COMPASS Test Practice:
Placement practice focuses on core math skills needed to be successful in a Learning Support math course.  These skills are considered prerequisites for a first algebra course.  The majority of the questions come from the following categories:

Operations with Integers
Operations with Fractions
Order of Operations
Solving Linear Equations
Operations with Decimals
Positive Integer Exponents
Ratios and Proportions
Percentages
Averages (Means, Medians, and Modes)
Geometry

HANDOUTS - Math handouts to assist with COMPASS Placement Prep.

WORKSHOPS -LTC offers workshops each semester for COMPASS placement - location and topics vary.

LINKS (FREE WEBSITES)
  •      Test Prep Review
  •  Source for Free Online Practice Tests
  •      LTC Math Diagnostic Test and Answers by GPC LTC Math/Science Supervisor, Gail McCain.
  •      ACT web site for COMPASS Math sample test questions
  •      Shmoop PreAlgebra basic operations, fractions, decimals, ratios & percentages (dice for example, stick figure for exercices)
  •      InterAct math select enter, choose book: Lial: Introductory & Intermediate Algebra, 5e
  •      Khan Academy (Arithmetic playlist) to review arithmetic
  •      Khan Academy scroll down to search bar, enter a topic - fractions, adding & subtracting negative numbers, multiplying & diving negative numbers, order of operations, simple equations, one-step equations, two-step equations, intro to percentages, intro to averages, circumference & area of circles, area & perimeter of rectangles

    BOOKS (Suggestions for resource books and where to find them)
  •      Keys to GED Success - math
  •      Basic Math and PreAlgebra from the Dummies series
  •      Math for the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education)
  •      Chart Your Success on the COMPASS, 2nd Edition (By Callahan, Commander, & Cotter)
  •      COMPASS Exam Secrets Study Guide: Test Review for the COMPASS [Paperback]
  •      COMPASS Test Study Guide: Test Prep Secrets for the COMPASS
  •      COMPASS Exam - Bob Miller's Math Prep (Accuplacer & COMPASS Test Prep)
  •      Compass Math Test Success: 150 Compass Math Problems and Solutions

    Some suggestions of where to find books:

  • Public Library - Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale
  •     Goodwill, or other thrift stores
  •      The Booknook, or other used bookstores
  •      The School Box or other school supply stores
  •      Amazon.com, or other online retailers

    WORKSHOPS -LTC offers workshops each semester for COMPASS placement - location and topics vary.

    College Algebra Placement Practice:

    HANDOUTS - Math handouts to assist with College Algebra Placement Preparation

    LINKS (FREE WEBSITES)
  •      Test Prep Review
  •  Source for Free Online Practice Tests
  •      COMPASS Math Review Test and Answers by GPC Math Prof. Andrea Hendricks.
  •      COMPASS Math Test Prep Review and Answers by GPC Math Prof. Sandee House.
  •      Garfield's Math Readiness Assessment Program for a 50-question test on COMPASS Math
  •      Beginning Algebra Review
  •      Intermediate Algebra Review


  • Additional practice resources may be available  in the Math links on the Student Resources page.
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