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Welcome to Honors Physical Science!
To better ensure that your child is placed in the correct science course, please have him/her
answer the following questions and complete the math evaluation.
1. What science courses have you previously taken? Please state where they were taken.
2. What are your favorite classes (history, English, math, etc.)?
3. What math course are you currently taking and where are you taking it?
4. What is your current grade in math?
Math Evaluation:
Please have your son or daughter answer the following questions. They should take this test
on their own without ANY resources other than a calculator, paper, and pencil.
_______1. Round this number, 2.078624, to the nearest thousandths:
a. 2.090
b. 2.078
c. 2000
d. 2.079
_______2. If (3/4 - 2/3) + (1/2 + 1/3) is calculated and the answer reduced to simplest terms,
what is the denominator of the resulting fraction?
a. 24
b. 12
c. 6
d. 4
_______3. In scientific notation, 20,000 + 3,400,000 = ?
a. 3.42 × 106 b. 3.60 × 106 c. 3.42 × 107
d. 3.60 × 107
_______4. Find the mean of the numbers 12, 11, 14, 16, 32, 13, 14.
a. 15
b. 112
c. 21
d. 16
_______5. Which equation illustrates the Commutative Property of Addition?
a. (3 + 2) + 1 = 5 + 1
b. 3 + 2 = 2 + 3
c. (3 + 2) + 1 = 3 + (2 + 1)
d. 3(2 + 1) = 6 + 3
_______6. Which is a solution to (x + 3)(x – 2) = x2
a. 3 (4)
b. 4 (1)
_______7. Which equals -4 – (-9)?
a. -9 – (-4)
b. 4 + 9
c. 6
c. -4 + 9
d. 5 (1)
d. -4 + -9
_______8. The ordered pair (-3, 8) would be graphed in which quadrant?
a. I
b. II
c. III
d. IV
_______9. Saying that 4 < square root of x < 9 is equivalent to saying what about x ?
a. 16 < x < 81
b. 0 < x < 5
c. 2 < x < 3
d. 4 < x < 9
_______10. 54 – 6 ÷ 2 + 6 = ?
a. 6
b. 24
c. 57
d. 30
_______11. What value of x solves the following proportion?
9/6 = x/8
a. 5 1/3
b. 6 3/4
c. 10 1/2
d. 12
_______12. Solve: 7x – 4 = 31
a. 5
b. 1/7
c. 3/2
d. 4
_______13. 1/2 + ( 2/3 ÷ 3/4 ) – (4/5 x 5/6 ) = ?
a. 1/16
b. 17/27
c. 13/18
d. 7/9
_______14. Evaluate 6a + 2b – 6c + 4 when a = 3, b = 5 and c = -1.
a. 38
b. 26
c. 34
d. 22
9
with a denominator of 20.
15
13
12
c.
d.
20
20
_______15. Write an equivalent fraction to
a.
9
20
b.
14
20
_______16. Simplify completely:
a.
84
216
_______17. Simplify:
a.
11
24
b.
840
2160
21
54
1 1 3 5
2   
6  2 4  24
7
b.
24
c.
1
4
d.
7
18
c.
47
24
d.
1
2
_______18. A number was multiplied by -13 and increased by 3. If the result
was -62, what was the number?
a. 5
b. -5
c. 4 7/13
d. -4 7/13
_______19. If x = -3, what is the value of 2x – 1/x + 1?
a. 2
b. 5
c. -4 2/3
d. 3 2/3
_______20. Find the least common multiple of 16, 21, and 24.
a. 2
b. 336
c. 42
d. 8064