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How Do Math Word Problems Tests work?

Does your job application require you to pass a math word problem test? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Assessment-Training.com offers realistic test simulations developed by psychologists with years of experience designing tests for large publishers such as CEB/Gartner, Talent Q, Saville Assessment, Kenexa (IBM) and Thomas International. 

By clicking the image below you can practice 3 free questions of our math word problem practice tests:

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What does a Math Word Problems Test assess?

Ability tests are a typical part of the selection process, or for development within the workplace. Math word problem tests are used in aptitude tests as well as in SAT and ACT tests. Math word problem tests are standardized psychometric assessment tests that provide the employing organization with information about a candidate’s general reading comprehension skills, ability to visualize information and numerical aptitude.

What you should know about Math Word Problems Tests

Employers choose to use psychometric testing during their recruitment process to help give a better overall evaluation of candidate’s and their suitability for the job that they’re applying for. Psychometric testing could help to gauge the future performance of candidate's and also improve employee retention by making successful hiring decisions.

The most common way for employers to use aptitude tests such as math word problem tests, is online. Traditionally, aptitude tests have taken the form of pen and paper but due to benefits such as saving valuable time and money, online testing is used more and more frequently. Undertaking aptitude tests is usually the follow-up action after an employer has accepted your CV or initial job application form. 

If you pass the online test in some cases you are invited to an assessment centre, which is usually done by larger employers. The term assessment centre is used due to the fact that employers conduct these extended assessment in a single centre, either an office of the employers themselves or at a third party venue. The assessment centre is often (but not always) a day that constitutes the final stage of the application process. At the assessment centre they will ask you to sit a repeat test at the assessment centre to verify your earlier test scores, therefore don’t get your friends or family to help you out during the online test! 

Preparing for an assessment centre or online aptitude test can be stressful due to the fact that you don’t know what to expect. The best way to familiarize yourself is with practice aptitude tests that mimic the tests used by employers and recruiters. Assessment-Training.com has prepared thousands of candidates for their assessments and aptitude tests by offering realistic test simulations with fully worked solutions.  

By practicing math word problem tests you can improve your performance during the real test by familiarizing yourself with the format and time-pressure. Important characteristics of math word problem tests are:

  • Candidates are required to answer the math word problems using the facts presented in the form of a short text or passage. Note: you should only use the information given; do not make assumptions about data that is not given.

  • Math word problem tests are usually multiple-choice (only one option is correct in each case).

  • Math word problem tests are administered under exam conditions and strictly timed. The given time per test differs per test publisher; some tests give relatively generous time limits, while others are shorter.

  • Test takers are usually permitted to use a rough sheet of paper and/or a calculator (note: the use of a calculator may not be permitted in all tests!).

  • In order to translate the math word problems into actionable math questions you can then solve, you will need to understand and know how to utilise key math terms. This means that when you come across these words, you can translate them into the proper mathematical action. Please also take into consideration that many mathematical actions have more than one term attached and they can be used interchangeably. 

Tips and tricks to ace your Math Word Problems Test

Doing some research about the tests that you need to take is the most important step in preparation for any aptitude test. If you know what to expect you will increase your chances of performing well due to the fact that you’re familiar with the formats. Also, by practicing aptitude tests you will reveal your own strengths and weaknesses that you can work on in preparation for the actual assessment.

Therefore, we advise you to find out the test publisher and exact name of the tests that you are about to take, and then search Assessment-Training.com or contact us to get more details about this test.  

These effective test-taking strategy tips and tricks are well worth remembering before you take the actual math word problem tests:

  • Practice, practice and practice some more to ace your assessment and aptitude tests!

  • Read the entire word problem first! Don’t try to solve anything until you get a feel for the whole question.

  • Be prepared with a pen and a piece of paper when doing the online test.

  • Orient yourself by making note of the information that is given throughout the problem.

  • Label variables with what they stand for.

  • Don’t cheat. This is an important one. Many employers use verification tests to validate your previous results, to see if you have collaborated on your test. Large test publishers often use software that compares your response patterns and performance between the online test and the follow-up supervised test.

  • Find out if you are allowed to use a calculator during the test at the assessment centre. If so, make sure you learn how to use a calculator properly and wisely. Effective use of a calculator can help you save precious time and energy during the test.

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To help you ace your Word Problem Test we put together a preparation package, tailor made for your assessment. These tests contain the same questions you can expect in your actual assessment.

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Word Problem Test

Assesses your reading comprehension skills and numerical aptitude. You will be asked to solve mathematical problems based on short texts.
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