**AIMS 2012-2013** Spring Testing Writing – Monday, February 25 Reading – Tuesday, February 26 Math – Tuesday, April 9 Science – Wednesday, April 10 Fall Testing Writing – Tuesday, October 23 Reading – Wednesday, October 24 Math – Thursday, October 25

**Scores Needed** Math AIMS 100 Questions in 2 Parts (50 each) 85 Questions are Graded (15 are field test or faulty) This does not mean you can automatically miss 15 and they won’t count against you. 53 and Above = Passing 52 and Below = Not Passing

**You even get to know what’s on the test.**

**You get to use notes (provided below)!You cannot use a** calculator.

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**Test Taking Strategies**

**Strategies for Taking Multiple Choice Tests** • Read the question before you look at the answers. • Look at the possible choices so that you know the format of the answer. • Eliminate answers you know aren't right. • Read all the choices before choosing your answer. • Try to picture the situation when given a story problem. • Never leave an answer blank.

**Strategies (continued)** • Don't keep on changing your answer. Usually your first choice is the right one, unless you misread the question. • In a question with an "All of the above" choice, if you see that at least two correct statements, then "All of the above" is probably the answer. • Estimation – Round the values and find a reasonable answer. • Eliminate the unreasonable answers. • Work backward. Plug in the answers and find the correct solution(s).

**Reading Questions** Try picturing the situation. Sean is selecting an outfit from among 6 pairs of pants, 4 shirts, and 5 pairs of shoes. How many different outfits consisting of 1 pair of pants, 1 shirt, and 1 pair of shoes are possible. A. 15 B. 120 C. 3 D. 6

**Reading Questions** Lee wants to make a sandwich. He has 4 types of meat, 3 types of cheese, and 2 types of sandwich spreads. If Lee chooses 1 meat, 1 cheese, and 1 sandwich spread, how many different combinations are possible for his sandwich? A. 9 B. 12 C. 24 D. 33

**Reading Questions** John has 3 different flags to fly on his flagpole: red (R), yellow (Y) and blue (B). If all 3 flags are to be flown together, what is the outcome set of how they can be displayed? • {R, Y, B} • {RY, RB, YB} • {RYB, BRY, YBR} • {RYB, RBY, BRY, BYR, YRB, YBR}

**Estimation** Joe has $40.00. A gallon of milk costs $3.89, including tax. What is the greatest number of gallons of milk he can buy? A. 10 B. 15 C. 1 D. 155

**Estimation** Emma has $92 in her checking account. She deposits $50 and writes a check for $22. A bank fee of $5 is applied to her account. What is her balance after these transactions? A. $15 B. $115 C. $67 D. $169

**Working Backward** What is the solution to the equation below? 5x – 6 = 2x + 6 • 6 B. 3 C. -6 D. 4

**Lydia has $30. An energy drink costs $3.89, including tax. ** What is the greatest number of energy drinks she can buy? a. 9 b. 27 c. 7 d. 10

**Use estimation to compute the following.** 8,325 + 942 a. 17,745 b. 8,267 c. 9,267 d. 19,387

**Use estimation to select the correct answer.** • 8,325 x 942 • 784,210 b. 6,142,150 • c. 7,842,150 d. 9,985,155

**Brittnie has three friends that want to see the new movie,** “The Math Student’s Revenge” at 4:00 p.m. today. Each ticket costs $5. Each person will be having a popcorn and soda. The popcorn costs $3.75 and the soda is $2.75. After the show, they plan on eating a pizza costing $15.75. What was the name of the movie they went to see?

**Which equation could this be?** a. y > 3x + 2 b. y < x + 2

**Which equation could this be?** y < -2x + 1 y > -2x + 1

**Solve.** 3x + 2 = 6x – 1 • 3 • 4 • -3 • 1

**Solve.** ½ x + 2 = 18 • 40 • 8 • 32 • 10

**Solve.** (x – 8)(x + 2) = 0 • 8, 2 • 8, -2 • -2, -8 • -8, -2

**Know Your FactsComplete the multiplication table by looking** for patterns.