Learning Objectives
Special Notes about Tutorial 53:
Introduction
It is important to note that chances are I'm not your math instructor. You need to check with your math teacher as to things like when your next math test is and what it covers. It may cover more material on the test than what is in this practice test. Just note that there are other practice tests at this website. So, after finding out what is on your test (if you have one) do the practice test(s) problems that go with the test you are preparing for. If you are not in a class or are not having a test soon, this practice test is still good practice to go through and check to make sure you are understanding this material before moving on - kind of like a spot check. The material on this practice test goes with Tutorial 49: Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables, Tutorial 50: Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables, Tutorial 51: Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving, and Tutorial 52: Solving Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables.
Also note that your teacher may word the problems on their test a little differently, may have some different kinds of problems, or may have a different number of problems than what is in this practice test. Again, since I'm probably not your math instructor, I don't know exactly how your teacher will set up your math test. Just note that these problems will help you build an understanding of the concepts presented and the terms used in math problems. If you have an understanding of the problems instead of just memorizing them, then you should do fine on these concepts, no matter how the test is set up.
It is to your benefit to show as much of the work as possible on the problems that have several steps involved.
Make sure that you read the directions carefully, you wouldn't believe how many points get taken off math tests for people not following directions.
Pace yourself. You do not have to be the first one done to do well on the test. Do not panic if there is still time left to take the test and others are turing it in. Sometimes that means they do not know the material and left some of the answers blank. Do not worry about anyone else but yourself.
Don't rush through a problem. Another thing that math teachers take points off for are careless mistakes made by people that rush through a problem. When those students get their tests back, they bonk themselves on the head at some of the things that got counted wrong, things that they knew how to do.
Check your answers. If you have time, go back and check your answers.
Remember to breathe!!!! I know some of you are scared to death at the thought of having to take a math test of any kind. For you guys, try to relax and don't forget to breathe. (Even if you aren't scared to take a math test, it is probably a good idea to remember to breathe, I wouldn't want you to pass out during the test). If it feels like your brain has left the building during your test, just close your eyes and breathe in and out and in and out and your brain will return.
Good luck on your test. If you are taking a math test soon, don't panic, you are going to do great!!!
Practice Test
Need Extra Help on these Topics?
Tutorial 49: Solving Systems
of Linear Equations in Two Variables
This tutorial will help you with problems 1a - 1b on this practice
test.
Tutorial 50: Solving Systems
of Linear Equations in Three Variables
This tutorial will help you with problem 2a on this practice test.
Tutorial 51: Systems of Linear
Equations and Problem Solving
This tutorial will help you with problems 3a - 3b on this practice
test.
Tutorial 52: Solving Systems
of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables
This tutorial will help you with problems 4a - 4b on this practice
test.
Go to Get Help Outside the Classroom found in Tutorial 1: How to Succeed in a Math Class for some more suggestions.
Last revised on May 15, 2011 by Kim Seward.
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