The following material is designed to help students entering the University to practise the sort of mathematics and statistics which some courses may expect students to be familiar with. Each link will open a test in a separate window.
Topic 
Practice Test 
Description 

Numbers and Computation 
Evaluating arithmetic operations, and the order of operations. 

A collection of questions on working with units of measurement, mainly in the SI/metric system. 

Some questions to do with measures of distance and length. 

Calculations and graphs involving measurements of speed. 

Work with measurements of weight, mass and density. 

Questions involving the calculation of the volumes of shapes. 

Questions to do with money. 

Arithmetic operations involving fractions; converting between decimals and fractions; deciding if fractions are equivalent. 

Several questions on rounding number and using approximations to estimate. Several realworld examples. 

Questions on powers, the laws of indices, and exponential growth. 

Questions on manipulating logarithms. 

Questions on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing numbers in standard form. 

Questions on arithmetic, or linear, sequences. 

Questions on geometric sequences. 

Algebra 
Questions on rearranging expressions, expanding brackets and collecting like terms. 

Find the lowest common multiple and highest common factors of given numbers. Also a question on identifying prime numbers. 

Apply the factor and remainder theorems to manipulate polynomial expressions 

Some questions on working with surds. 

Questions involving various techniques for rearranging and solving quadratic expressions and equations 

Find the equation of a line through two points 

Statistics 
Questions on the subtleties and pitfalls of methods of data collection. 

Questions on presenting data in charts or tables. 

Calculate and work with measures of central tendency such as mean, median and mode, and measures of spread such as range and standard deviation. 

Calculations involving elementary probability. 

Geometry 
Apply formulas to calculate the areas of various shapes. 

Identify the plane transformation performed to create a given diagram. 

Applications of Mathematics 
Some questions of relevance to consumers. 