TASC TEST MATH

In the Mathematics test there are number, quantity, algebra, functions, and geometry questions, as well as some that cover statistics and probability. Most are word problems and involve real-life situations, or ask examinees to interpret information presented in diagrams, charts, graphs, and tables. Section 1 of the Mathematics test allows examinees to use a calculator. A calculator is not used in Section 2. Examinees will also be given a page of mathematic formulas to use during the test.

CONTENT TYPES

Numbers and Quantities
  • Provides an opportunity for the examinee to demonstrate an understanding of how quantities change with respect to one another.
  • Provides evidence of the examinee’s ability to use units to solve problems.
  • Requires the examinee to understand the properties of rational and irrational numbers.
Algebra
  • Offers multiple-choice, gridded-response, constructed-response, and technology-enhanced items that require the examinee to apply algebraic rules to solve a linear equation, and learn how to use these functions to model real life situations in basic courses.
  • Demonstrates evidence that the examinee can apply algebraic rules, including distributive property.
  • Computes algebraic expressions; specifically adding, subtracting, and multiplying polynomials.
  • Requires the examinee to isolate a particular quantity of interest.
Functions
  • Offers multiple-choice, gridded-response, constructed-response, and technology-enhanced items that will provide evidence regarding the examinee’s ability to analyze and represent constraints by using a system of equations.
  • Requires the examinee to identify the system of equations that models the contextual situation by interpreting keywords and phrases.
Geometry
  • Provides evidence regarding the examinee’s ability to recognize and use geometric formulas to compute quantities of interest.
  • Offers multiple-choice, gridded-response, constructed-response, and technology-enhanced items that require the examinee to apply proportional reasoning skills in a geometric context.
  • Analyzes graphs to determine distances and areas that depend on the scale and units of measure.
Statistics and Probability
  • Demonstrates evidence that the examinee can determine the subset representing the possible outcomes of a question, as well as the subset that describes the event of interest.
  • Allows the examinee to focus on selecting the proper subset of the sample space that meets the criteria using quantitative reasoning skills.