Basic Math Skills

Basic Math Skills

If you know you’ll need remedial math courses but would rather not have to start at square one, then we recommend taking our Basic Math Skills course. This course is designed to place you out of College Pre-Algebra and directly into Elementary Algebra. Click the button below to start now!



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I graduated high school in 1992, that was the last time I did any math related to algebra. I never went into college. 20 plus years later I decided to enroll. I needed to take the PERT placement test for Math. I had a bit of panic because I didn't remember anything; so I would have to learn as much as I could within a month because of deadlines with the school. I stumbled upon MathHelp.com while google searching Pert Test help. They offer 3 free lessons and it is a nice introduction into how the website works. I signed up for a month.Topics are broken down into a specific area; ie: Quadratic Equations. These are further broken down into bite size lessons that go through a specific part of the main lesson. Each lesson is explained in a logical and practical way that is easy to understand. After each mini lesson you can either practice or take a test on what you learned. When you finish a topic you get a review test on mixed questions based on all the lessons in that topic.I studied with them 2 hours a day minus weekends. Though I didn't get through all the areas because of time restraints; I did manage to go through the majority of it.The day of the test arrived and a few questions that I did not recognize were on the exam. However, even though I had not studied those specific problems, I knew the process on how to work through them. In the end for an old dude who hadn't studied in a long time I scored a 124 out of 150, enough to be able to select college Algebra. If I had been afforded the time to hit every section and really get mastery of it, I probably could have scored higher.I highly recommend signing up for this site if you are struggling with higher level math and or need a refresher on it. The teachers are amazing and each lesson is presented clearly and simply. The fact that you can practice them over and over really reinforces their lessons.Another good thing is unsubscribing. Most sites are sneaky and in order to cancel you have to find a number from some other site. While MathHelp.com is auto renew you can basically just click a button that says unsubscribe.If I end up having trouble in math this semester I will definitely be subscribing again. I can't thank them enough and highly recommend them. Worth every penny.
nebulapig
nebulapig
17:52 06 Nov 20
It helped me quite a bit as I got 91 score at UMass placement test which enabled me to enroll directly into Calculus.
Imad Burgan
Imad Burgan
13:08 20 Sep 20
I am not one to leave reviews ever. But I felt the need to leave a review for Mathhelp.com so other people can know how good this website is! I was skeptical at first having to pay for a PERT study course but I am so glad I did. I hadn't done any math since high school which was 7 years ago for me and I didn't remember anything at all. But I followed this course for 2 weeks and in that time I learned more than I had at years of school. I scored a perfect 150 on my PERT and because of it I got to take the Accuplacer and scored well on that too which placed me in Pre Calc and Trig! It saved me from taking over a year worth of lower level maths and thousands of dollars. For $50 it was definitely worth it and I would recommend it to anyone who needs to take any math placement test or just wants a refresher in math. I only wish all my math courses used mathhelp.com it is by far much superior to Pearsons mymathlab which pails in comparison. The structure of this course was by far the most efficient way I have ever been taught math. I just want to say thank you!
Billy T
Billy T
13:21 23 Aug 20
I was able to score an 81 on my ALEKS test which was far more than satisfactory for the placement I needed. I really enjoyed the clear explanations in the videos! All of the presenters did such an amazing job of clearly explaining the material, and the fact that you could speed the videos up and still really understand what they were saying was a game changer. All in all I was very pleased with the quality of the site, it reminded me of the way my favorite math teacher in high school taught. Such an amazing resource!
Jake Wittig
Jake Wittig
14:12 19 Aug 20
Mathhelp.com was extremely helpful. I increased my math placement test score by 135 points by using the website. I am now ready to take college algebra. The teachings are a good pace and the most helpful thing are the links to previous lessons that remind you of building blocks you need for the current lesson. Also, the option to have the audio of a problem on the practice problems is extremely helpful.
Kim Agnew
Kim Agnew
01:08 02 Aug 20
My daughter really liked using mathhelp.com! She needed it for some refresher learning in preparation for her Accuplacer college placement test. Imagine her surprise when she scored so much higher on her math than she thought she was going to! Thank you for your helpful product!
Melissa Schindler
Melissa Schindler
15:58 12 Jun 20
Wanted to say thanks so much for putting together the Mathhelp curriculum for people like me. Without all the content I would not have been successful on the TSI placement test. The most helpful was definitely the factoring, exponent rules and fractions involving radicals since you see a lot of that on the test. Overall it was very easy to learn and follow and built my confidence up and helped me be successful. I scored a 350 out of a possible 390 according to my advisor and now I’m in my second week of college algebra on a summer mini semester! Thanks to all of you and keep up the good work. I made a suggestion to my school that they should recommend your site to people like me as a prep for the placement test.
Nathan Fowler
Nathan Fowler
16:15 07 Jun 20
The placement test went well and I avoided all remedial math classes. The information was presented in an easy way to understand.
Phil Carroll
Phil Carroll
18:46 09 Apr 20
It was actually incredibly helpful and I ended up doing really well on my math placement test because of it! I think what helped me most were the videos and the careful explanations. Even if it was something I already knew it served as a helpful reminder. I’m very grateful!
Eden Borders
Eden Borders
13:51 11 Mar 20
I had a good score on my math placement test. It allowed me to skip the first course and I could have skipped the second if we did not have to forcefully take it. The part that served me the most was polynomial factorization. Besides, the teachers are super clear and the exercises very useful. 100% recommended.
Mariana G. Tinoco
Mariana G. Tinoco
01:08 22 Feb 20
I enjoyed the Accuplacer QAS class very much. All the teachers were really clear. I used a lot of equations and solving for x and multiplication and division of fractions. In general all the material was fine. And i did great on my placement test. Thank you very much.
Natalia Villada
Natalia Villada
16:02 06 Nov 19
The Accuplacer Elementary Algebra placement test went great! Keep up the good work and I will most definitely use Mathhelp services in the future and recommend them to others!
Ace Rin
Ace Rin
12:52 26 Oct 19
I thought the test prep program was really beneficial, and I would definitely have not passed the ALEKS placement exam had I not done it as a refresher. I’m a college senior, and the most recent math class I’ve taken was calculus in early high school, I haven't seen some of these problems since 6th and 7th grade, literally almost ten years ago!The sections that were the most helpful for me were the geometry, algebra/polynomials, and the word problem sections. There were at least 2 questions on the ALEKS test that were almost word-for-word out of the mixture word problems section. Overall, very good.
Sam Lyons
Sam Lyons
16:43 17 Sep 19
The NCDAP went great! I graduated high school in 2007 and since then had taken no math courses. I was nervous about doing poorly on the placement test and having to pay additional money for remedial math courses. I tested some of the video tutorials and was really excited to see that they were painfully simple for people like me who are not good at math. I took the test and was pleased to see that all the topics from the test were covered by your website. I placed out of all developmental math, so I did not need to take any extra classes. I’ll be using your course again in the future when I plan to take the TEAS test.The most helpful elements were the simplicity and clarity of the explanations. In the past, I’ve had math teachers skip over some of the “simpler” steps in a problem which they considered more obvious. But your website made sure with each problem to explain all the steps thoroughly. I appreciated this aspect.Another part of your course I found helpful was that it focused on teaching one thing at a time. For my purposes, I can’t see how the course could be improved! It did exactly what I needed it to do.
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
19:48 05 Sep 19
I actually placed out of a couple math courses and saved myself 3 free credits! Honestly everything in your math placement test course was very helpful and there’s nothing in my opinion that needs improvement. Thanks.
Cherilynn Restaino
Cherilynn Restaino
14:51 23 Aug 19
The Course Prep was real fine and it helped me ace the placement test, I got a 35/36. If it wouldn't have been for the MathHelp's Prep Course I wouldn't have been able to review the concepts as efficiently and accurately. I, therefore, want to thank you!!
Manas Sunil Shringare
Manas Sunil Shringare
05:01 13 Jul 19
We found this site while my son was studying for a placement test. He missed placing into 6th grade pre-algebra by a few points and didn’t want that to happen again. So he used your site to study. It had everything we needed from the whole curriculum. It was very helpful.
Hannah Mendelsohn
Hannah Mendelsohn
12:50 03 Jun 19
The math placement test went really well. I scored 39 out of 40. I am really grateful to the MathHelp Team for putting up such a great course. I loved the lessons as they were short and precise. Overall, it was an amazing course for reviewing the topics which I had forgotten.
PlayerUnknown007
PlayerUnknown007
14:20 09 May 19
My UMass Amherst Math placement test went really well. I scored 39 out of 40. I am really grateful to the MathHelp Team for putting up such a great course. I loved the lessons as they were short and precise. Overall, it was an amazing course for reviewing the topics which I had forgotten.
Amaan Kayum
Amaan Kayum
17:00 08 May 19
I needed to take the Accuplacer placement test as an adult going back to college long after high school and it was a great refresher for me! Overall it worked really well for what I needed, would recommend to anyone - thanks!
Betsy Larson
Betsy Larson
16:07 22 Mar 19

What is Basic Math in college?

A typical Basic Math Skills course in college covers the following topics.

  1. Whole Numbers
  2. Integers
  3. Fractions
  4. Decimals
  5. Algebraic Thinking
  6. Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
  7. Geometry
  8. Measurement
  9. Statistics
  10. Probability

Will this course place me into Intermediate Algebra?

Some students are able to place into Intermediate Algebra using this course, but it’s designed to place you into Elementary Algebra. Therefore, anything beyond Elementary Algebra is a bonus.

Will this course place me into College Algebra?

This course is not designed to place you into College Algebra. If you would like to place into College Algebra, we recommend our College Algebra Readiness course.

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