The Math Test: Overview

The Math Test focuses on the two areas of math that play the biggest role in a wide range of college majors and careers:

  • Heart of Algebra, which focuses on the mastery of linear equations and systems.
  • Problem Solving and Data Analysis, which is about analyzing problems and drawing information from data.
  • There are also several questions from a category called Passport to Advanced Math, which features questions that ask you to manipulate complex equations.

The Math Test is divided into two parts: a no-calculator portion and a calculator portion. In both portions, most of the test is multiple choice, but some of the questions at the end ask you to write the answer (these are called “grid-ins”).

Breakdown of the Test

No-Calculator Portion
Time allotted 20 minutes
Total questions 13
Multiple-choice questions 10
Grid-in questions 3
Calculator Portion
Time allotted 40 minutes
Total questions 25
Multiple-choice questions 21
Grid-in questions 4

Types of Math Tested

Type of Math Number of Questions
Heart of Algebra 16
Problem Solving and Data Analysis 16
Passport to Advanced Math 6