Über den Autor
Carmen M. Latterell is associate professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She has taught mathematics at all levels since 1988. She is a frequent contributor to research journals on the subject of mathematics education, the author of Math Wars: A Guide for Parents and Teachers (Praeger, 2005), and the principal investigator on a large National Science Foundation grant to improve mathematics education.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Basic Skills without a Calculator Chapter 3 Graphing without a Graphing Calculator Chapter 4 A College Mathematics Placement Test Chapter 5 Elaborate Solutions to the Test Chapter 6 A Second College Placement Test with Solutions Chapter 7 Final Advice Chapter 8 Appendix 1: Study Skills for College Mathematics Chapter 9 Appendix 2: A Note to Teachers about State Standards
Placement tests are rapidly joining the ranks of high-stakes testing and college freshmen are required to take mathematics placement exams to determine their first mathematics course upon entering college. Unfortunately, these exams tend to place students in a lower-level or remedial course. As a result, additional expenses are incurred; degree programs are extended; and scholarships, awards, and external funding are less likely. Helping Student Prepare for College Mathematics Placement Tests: A Guide for Teachers and Parents includes two sample placement tests, a guide that shows what entry course a student will be assigned with a given score, and explanations on material that students might have forgotten or never quite understood. This guide is sure to help students excel!