# The Math Test: Overview

The Math Test focuses on the areas of math that play the biggest role in college and career success:

**Heart of Algebra**, which focuses on the mastery of linear equations and systems.**Problem Solving and Data Analysis**, which is about being quantitatively literate.**Passport to Advanced Math**, which features questions that require the manipulation of complex equations.

The Math Test also draws on **Additional Topics in Math**, including the geometry and trigonometry most relevant to college and career readiness.

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”). Everyday formulas are provided for you to use.

## Breakdown of the Test

No-Calculator Portion | |
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Time allotted | 25 minutes |

Total questions | 20 |

Multiple-choice questions | 15 |

Grid-in questions | 5 |

Calculator Portion | |
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Time allotted | 55 minutes |

Total questions | 38 |

Multiple-choice questions | 30 |

Grid-in questions | 8 |

## Types of Math Tested

The math questions are divided into four categories, with algebra being the most important.

Type of Math | Number of Questions |
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Heart of Algebra | 19 |

Problem Solving and Data Analysis | 17 |

Passport to Advanced Math | 16 |

Additional Topics in Math | 6 |