Study Materials for the Math Placement Assessment

  • ALEKS Math Placement Assessment study topics (for all admitted first-year students, transfer students, and current students)

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    During your math placement assessment you will see some, but not all, of the math you have learned in high school. It is a placement assessment, not a preview of math courses at EMU. It is designed to identify if you are prepared for a particular course.

    After you take your first Placement Assessment, you will have the opportunity to review and master additional topics to reassess and improve your placement. 

    In general, the following topics will be covered on the assessment:

    • Real numbers (including fractions, integers, and percentages)
    • Equations and inequalities (including linear equations, linear inequalities, systems of linear equations, and quadratic equations)
    • Linear and quadratic functions (including graphs and functions, linear functions, and parabolas), exponents and polynomials (including integer exponents, polynomial arithmetic, factoring, and polynomial equations), rational expressions (including rational equations and rational functions
    • Radical expressions (including higher roots and rational exponents)
    • Exponentials and logarithms (including function compositions and inverse functions, properties of logarithms, and logarithmic equations)
    • Geometry and trigonometry (including perimeter, area, and volume, coordinate geometry, trigonometric functions, and identities and equations).
  • Accuplacer Math Placement Assessment study topics and study app (phased out effective August 29, 2022)

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    Yes!  You should study before taking the math placement assessment! We want you to do your best. Free study materials to help prepare for the math placement assessment are linked below.

    The free ACCUPLACER study app features official practice assessments that you can take on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. The format is just like the real math placement assessment and you’ll get immediate feedback with answer explanations for both correct and incorrect answers.

    To get started: 

    • Create an account.
    • Sign in.
    • Select ACCUPLACER.
    • For placement into MATH 110, select "Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics."
      • Repeat the following steps as many times as you want:
        • Use LEARN AS YOU GO.
        • Use PRACTICE TEST.
    • For placement into MATH 104, MATH 105, MATH 107, MATH 180, MATH 112, MATH 120, MATH 122, or STAT 170, select "Advanced Algebra and Functions."
      • Repeat the following steps as many times as you want:
        • Use LEARN AS YOU GO.
        • Use PRACTICE TEST.



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