Every school has its own unique order of presenting

math topics. The math placement test at

BBCC was developed by the Math Department

to reflect the math curriculum. **Your placement**

score helps de fractions /intermediate-algebra-4.html">termine which BBCC class best

fits your current math skills. No matter what

your math experience is, we have a class that

will fit your skills. **Starting out in the right class**

gives you the greatest chance to succeed.

The BBCC Math Placement Test assesses basic

concepts, so **no calculators are allowed. **There

is a fee for the exam. Please bring photo ID, your

receipt, and your student ID number the test.

Placement test dates and times are posted in

each quarter's class schedule and on the BBCC

website.

This brochure will give you an overview of the

knowledge you must demonstrate to place in the

different math classes at BBCC.

**Test Retakes**

If you feel that your math placement score does

not reflect your abilities, you may retake the

placement exam one time. Students are allowed

to take the exam twice each year. In addition,

when you successfully complete a math class,

you have the option to take the test an additional

time.

**Calculators**

Although calculators are not permitted on the

placement exams, correct use of calculators is

taught in appropriate math classes.

**For MPC classes above 90:**

When your instructor requires a calculator, a

scientific calculator that is not programmable

and does not graph is required .

For MATH classes above 100:

The TI¨C83 Plus is required and is the only

calculator that is discussed in class. Please

meet with your instructor if you already have a

graphing calculator and want to use it instead

of the TI¨C83 Plus.

To place into **MPC 090 P reAlgebra **a student

must be able to demonstrate competency in

these skills:

Add, subtract , multiply , and divide whole numbers,

fractions, and decimals.

To place in **MPC 095 Elementary Algbra**

a student must be able to demonstrate

competency
in the preceding materials as

well as ability to:

1. Use order of operations to perform basic

arithmetic operations on signed number

expressions containing absolute values

and exponents.

2. Solve simple linear equations .

3. Evaluate mathematical expressions containing

exponents using the order of operations.

4. Set up ratios and solve proportions.

5. Change among fraction, decimal, and percent

form of a number.

6. Solve percent problems.

7. Find the mean, median and mode of a

group of numbers.

8. Do conversions of length, volume, area,

time and temperature using American and

metric units.

9. Find the area, volume or perimeter of

common

geometric shapes.

10. Simplify an algebraic expression by

combining like terms and/or using

distributive property .

To place in** MPC 099 Intermediate Algebra**

a student must be able to demonstrate competency

in the preceding materials as well as

ability to:

1. Use the laws of exponents to simplify integer

exponential expressions.

2. Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials,

including long division.

3. Solve linear and literal equations and linear

inequalities.

4. Solve a variation problem.

5. Set up and solve linear story problems.

6. Find the slope of a line and graph.

7. Factor polynomials and equations, factor

sum and difference of cubes , find vertex of

a quadratic function and graph.

8. Perform basic arithmetic operation on

rational

polynomial expressions.

9. Simplify complex fractions containing

terms.

10. Evaluate a function.

11. Solve right triangles using sine, cosine and

tangent functions.

To place in **MATH& 107, MATH 120, MATH&**

146 or MATH 147 a student must be able to

demonstrate competency in the preceding

materials as well as ability to:

1. Perform basic arithmetic operations on

functions. Simplify composite functions.

2. Solve a system of linear equations in 2 & 3

variables.

3. Solve a word problem using a system of

equations.

4. Perform basic arithmetic operations on expressions

containing radicals or imaginary

numbers.

5. Solve quadratic equations, equations containing

radicals and rational equations and

equations with rational exponents.

6. Solve word problems with quadratic equations.

7. Simplify exponential and logarithmic expressions

and solve elementary equations.

8. Graph quadratic functions.

9. Compute compound and continuous

interest.