Math Assessment Information
Summary of Elementary Algebra test content:
A total of 12 questions of three types are administered in the Elementary Algebra (EA) test.
The first type involves operations with integers and rational numbers, and includes computation with integers and negative rationals, the use of absolute values, and ordering.
A second type involves operations with algebraic expressions using evaluation of simple formulas and expressions, and adding and subtracting monomials and polynomials. Questions involve multiplying and dividing monomials and polynomials, the evaluation of positive rational roots and exponents, simplifying algebraic fractions, and factoring.
The third type of question involves the solution of equations, inequalities, word problems, solving linear equations and inequalities, the solution of quadratic equations by factoring, solving verbal problems presented in an algebraic context, including geometric reasoning and graphing, and the translation of written phrases into algebraic expressions.
Math Assessment Preparation (Elementary Algebra):
It is to your advantage to review your math skills before taking the assessment:
Click here to see the practice tests for Math (Elementary Algebra) Assessment! (PDF 121 KB)
Click here to see Elementary Algebra test review questions (PDF 31 KB)
Click here to see solutions to the Elementary Algebra review questions (PDF 46 KB)
Click here to see common formulas for the Elementary Algebra test (PDF 18 KB)
For additional information and practice questions for the Accuplacer assessment tests, see the Accuplacer web site at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer
Review Sessions for Math Placement Test
Click HERE to see information on MSU Denver Math Department preparation sessions.
Click HERE for information on FREE Tutoring, available in the MSU Denver Tutoring Center located in the Student Success Building room 220. The phone number is 3035566439
Practic questions for College Level Math (CLM) Test
Practice questions for CLM: College Level Math  Review Sheet (PDF 139 KB)
Practice questions for Math General Placement TEst
(Math GPT exam used ONLY for placement in MTH1080, MTH1210, MTH1610  see advisor BEFORE enrolling!)
Math GPT Study Guide (PDF 161 KB)
Additional study resources for Math Placement Tests
 AAA Math
 Math Nerds
 Math.com
 Homeworkhelp.com
 DiscoverySchool.com
 Algebra Help
 Purplemath.com
 Any elementary (beginning) algebra textbook from the library
Additional study resources for Arithmetic Test
 AIMS Community College Arithmetic Practice Test (PDF 30 KB)
Additional study resources for Elementary Algebra Test
 AIMS Community College Algebra Practice Test (PDF 172 KB)
Additional study resources for College Level Math Test
If additional instruction is needed, please check the bulletin board outside the Mathematics Peer Study Office, SI135, for a list of alternative resources.
Math Score Placement Matrix:
Accuplacer  ACT  SAT  Available Courses 
4571 (EA) AND 4071 (MathGPT)* 
NA  NA  MTH 1080 Mathematical Modes of Thought with peer study  see academic advising or math dept. to register. 
72120 (EA) 
19 or higher  460 or higher 
MTH 1080 Mathematical Modes of Thought 
85120 (EA) OR 7284 (EA) AND 40100 (Math GPT) 
19 or higher  460 or higher 
MTH 1210 Introduction to Statistics 
72120 (EA) 
19 or higher  460 or higher 
MTH 1610 Integrated Mathematics I 
85  99 (EA)  1923  460559 
MTH 1310 Finite Math with peer study see academic advising or math adept. to register. 
100120 (EA)  24 or higher  560 or higher  MTH 1310 Finite Math MTH 1112 College Algebra through Modeling 
90104 (EA) AND 22120 (CLM) 
2226

500589 
MTH 1110 College Algebra with peer study  see academic advising or math adept. to register. 
105120 (EA) AND 2229 (CLM) 
2226

500589 
MTH 1110 College Algebra with peer study  see academic advising or math adept. to register. 
105120 (EA) AND 30120 (CLM) 
27

590 or higher 
MTH 1110 College Algebra 
6579 (CLM) 
N/A

NA 
MTH 1120 College Trigonometry (May retest on CLM one time) 
80  120 (CLM)  NA  NA  MTH 1410 Calculus I 
* Students with a grade of C or higher in MAT060 or a score of 45 or higher on EA are eligible to take the the 1080 Placement Testing (1080GPT). MATH KEY: AR=Arithmetic, EA=Elementary Algebra, CLM=College Level Math, Students who do not place into MSU Denver College Level Math courses should consult with an academic advisor to enroll in appropriate developmental math courses. 
* Students with a grade of C or higher in MAT060 or a score of 45 or higher on EA are eligible to
take the the 1080 Placement Testing (1080GPT).
MATH KEY: AR=Arithmetic, EA=Elementary Algebra, CLM=College Level Math, 1080GPT=Math 1080 Placement Test