This assessment measures the skill people use when they apply mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving techniques to work-related problems. The test questions require the examinee to set up and solve the types of problems and do the types of calculations that actually occur in the workplace. This test is designed to be taken with a calculator. A formula sheet that includes all formulas required for the assessment is provided. While individuals may use calculators and conversion tables to help with the problems, they still need to use math skills to think them through.
This assessment contains 33 questions and will be a computer based and timed assessment. You will have 55 minutes to complete the Applied Mathematics assessment; however you should plan on spending an additional 10 to 15 minutes to complete the demographical and tutorial information in association with the Applied Mathematics assessment.
For the characteristics and skills measured by the applied mathematics exam, visit http://www.act.org/workkeys/assess/math/levels.html