COTTAGE EDUCATION CORPORATION
A NOT-FOR-PROFIT EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION
LOCATOR TEST

Date: ____/ ____/ ____

Student's name: _________________________________________

MATHEMATICS.

This test will let the tutors know whether you need additional help in comprehending the mechanics and the application of mathematical problems.
 

Please read and follow the guidelines listed below;
 

1. The purpose of this test is to find out your need in the areas to be
reviewed with the tutor to improve your academic skills.
 

2. Write your name and today's date on the designated lines, before you start reading the questions.
 

3. Read the questions carefully. There is no time limit for this test.
Take your time and relax.
 

4. Work out the following problems in the blank area to the right of them, and place your answers on the designated line. Do not use scrap paper.
 

5. Do not guess the answers. If you do not know the answer, leave the
space blank. Do not seek outside help.
 

COTTAGE EDUCATION CORPORATION MATH. 000 ARITHMETIC Page 2

PRETEST

ADD                                                                                                     SUBTRACT
 

1) 275                     2)     5126                                 3) 727                     4)   70083
    384                          +  2899                                   - 538                         - 52094
+ 633
 

MULTIPLY                                                                                     DIVIDE
 
5) 384                               6) 712                      7)                                  8)
   × 87                                 × 608 
                                                                                  
 
 
 
 



SOLVE                                                                             PLEASE WORK IN THIS SPACE

9) When Martha and Al went out to eat,
they had a pizza for $4.50, two salads
for $1.20, two beers for $1.50; they paid
43 cents in tax and left a $1.15 tip.
How much did they spend altogether?

Answer: _________________
 

10) A wool jacket that costs $29.50 was on
sale for $22.95 How much was the
reduction from the sale price?

Answer: _________________
 

11) On a certain map 1 inch represents 65
miles. How many miles apart are two
cities that are 5 inches apart on the map?

Answer: __________________
 

12) If Pat pays $85.00 a month for his car,
how long will it take him to pay off a
$2,720 car loan?

Answer: ___________________
 

ADD                                                                                                                 SUBTRACT

1) 10 min. 15 sec.                                                     2) 10 pt. 2 oz.
      5 min. 52 sec.                                                          - 9 pt. 8 oz.
   + 9 min. 47 sec.
 
 
 

MULTIPLY                                                                                                          DIVIDE
 
3) 2 yd. 8 in.                                                             4) 
              × 9
                                                                          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



SOLVE                                                                             PLEASE WORK IN THIS SPACE

5) Lisa received the following scores on
her math test: 86, 76, 93, 89, 68, and
92. What was the average of her math
test scores?

Answer: _________________
 

6) To fill a hole in a vacant lot that is 10 ft. long
12 ft. wide, and 10 ft. deep, the owner
hired a trucking company that could carry
40 cubic ft. of dirt per truckload. How many
truckloads will it take to fill the hole?

Answer: _________________
 

7) Peter wants to put tiles on his basement
floor. Each tile is one square foot in area.
How many tiles will he need to cover his
basement floor if it is 63 feet long and 24
feet wide?

Answer: __________________
 

8) Find how many inches of molding are
required to make a frame for a picture that
is 24 inches wide and 37 inches long.

Answer: ___________________
 

ADD                                                                                             SUBTRACT
 

1) 441             2) 998,273                             3) 510,087                             4) 900,200
    348                  289,713                               - 376,468                               - 576,138
    635                  665,014
    914                  959,084
 + 679
 
 

MULTIPLY                                                                          DIVIDE

5) 604                      6) 2,663                  7)                                          8)
   x 89                           x 605
                                        
 
 
 


SOLVE                                                                                         PLEASE WORK IN THIS SPACE
 

9) The Lake Day Care Center charges these
monthly rates per family : $110 for the first
child, $80 for the second, and $75 for each
additional child. What is the cost for four
children?

Answer__________________
 

10) A ferry that goes to an island carries 18 cars
per trip. If 3,726 cars go to the island in June
and 5,778 cars go to the island in July, how
many trips will the ferry have to make during
the two months?

Answer__________________
 

11) Ellen jogged 2,184 miles last year.
After she jogs 250 miles she needs to buy
new jogging shoes that cost $49.00.
How much money did she spend on
jogging shoes last year?

Answer__________________
 

12) The Smith family spent $273.36 last year for
gas and electricity. What was the average
monthly gas and electricity bill?

Answer__________________