The Math Section of the College Level Academic Skills Testing program consists of 56 objectives divided into five subtests: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Logical Reasoning, and Statistics. As an exercise, the Brandon Campus Hillsborough Community College Internet Service Technology Majors demonstrated their webmastering skills by producing the following five sample exams from a template developed by John Taylor, HCC Computer Science Professor. There are 56 math objectives. Each question on the following quizzes covers one of the 56 objectives. These 56 questions should be completed in 90 minutes. A timer has been placed at the top of each test for you to keep track of the amount of time it takes you to complete the test.
When you have finished the sample test, press the "All Done Check the Test" button. This will grade the test as well as divide the grade into five subtest grades. The Pop-up window will demonstrate your correct and incorrect responses. The first three tests below have the objective number highlighted if you answer a question incorrectly. A complete list of the 56 objectives are listed below. If you score low on a particular subtest, Professor Ignacio Bello of USF/HCC has prepared two additional subtests for each topic with at least two to four questions for each objective for your additional practice.
After checking the test and correcting the answers, you may press the "Submit Answers" button. Your self test is confidential to you and only you. This "Submit Answers" button will send only you an email with a record of your testing: your responses, the correct answers, the subtest scores, the test score and the time elapsed to complete the test.CLAST Math Sample Exam #1 by Nanette Belli (12/10/01)
The following are the official state mandated math objectives which are listed on Florida Community College of Jacksonville's CLAST web site: FCCJ List of Math Skills
CLAST Arithmetic SkillsAdd, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers in fractional form Add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers in decimal form Calculate percent increase and percent decrease Solve "a % of b is c" where two of the variables are given Recognize the meaning of exponents Recognize the role of the base number in the base-ten numeration system Identify equivalent forms of decimals, percents, and fractions Determine the order relation between real numbers Identify a reasonable estimate of a sum, average, or product Infer relations between numbers in general by examining number pairs Solve real-world problems that do not involve the use of percent Solve real-world problems that involve the use of percent Solve problems that involve the structure and logic of arithmetic
CLAST Geometry and Measurement SkillsRound measurements Calculate distance, area, and volume Identify relationships between angle measures Classify simple plane figures by recognizing their properties Recognize similar triangles and their properties Identify unity of measurement for geometric objects Infer formulas for measuring geometric figures Select applicable formulas for computing measures of geometric figures Solve real-world problems involving perimeters, areas, and volumes of geometric figures Solve real-world problems involving the Pythagorean property
CLAST Algebra SkillsAdd, subtract, multiply and divide real numbers Apply the order-of-operations agreement Use scientific notation Solve linear equations and inequalities Use formulas to compute results Find particular values of a function Factor a quadratic expression Find the roots of a quadratic equation Solve a system of two linear equations in two unknowns Use properties of operations correctly Determine whether a number is among the solutions of a given equation or inequality Recognize statements and conditions of proportionality and variation Identify regions of the coordinate plane that correspond to specific conditions and vice versa Use applicable properties to select equivalent equations or inequalities Solve real-world problems involving the use of variables Solve problems that involve the structure and logic of algebra
CLAST Statistics Skills Including ProbabilityIdentify information contained in graphs Determine the mean, median, and mode Use the fundamental counting principle Recognize properties and interrelationships among the mean, median, and mode Choose the most appropriate procedures for selecting an unbiased sample Identify the probability of a specified outcome Infer relations and make accurate predictions from studying statistical data Interpret real-world data involving frequency and cumulative frequency tables Solve real-world problems involving probabilities
CLAST Logical Reasoning SkillsDeduce facts of set inclusion or set non-inclusion from a diagram Identify negations of simple and compound statements Determine equivalence and nonequivalence of statements Draw logical conclusions from data Recognize invalid arguments with true conclusions Recognize valid reasoning patterns shown in everyday language Select applicable rules for transforming statements without affecting their meaning Draw logical conclusions when facts warrant them