Algebra Readiness Test
Are You Ready to Start Algebra 1?

I know that in itself can be terrifying, but it's really not that bad. Actually, I've had students who haven't done well in math up through middle school and when they get to Algebra, they really start enjoying Math. It's a different kind of thinking and some students really enjoy it. So, give it a chance!

Below you will find the Algebra Readiness Test. The test is divided into sections according to skill. Print out the test and take the test without using a calculator. Do the best that you can!

Then use the answer key to check your answers. If you got more than one problem wrong in each section, then you will want to review that particular skill before school starts. I've included links to web pages that will help you review each skill.

If you get most of the problems correct, then you are ready to start Algebra 1.

If you need to print the Algebra Readiness Test, click here for a PDF version.

Good Luck!

Algebra Readiness Test

Basic Math Operations


Integer Operations

Variables - Combining Like Terms

Evaluating Expressions


The Coordinate Grid

Analyzing Graphs

Answer Key

Basic Math Operations

1. 19

2. 24

3. 52

4. 88

5. 43

Click here for a review on order of operations.


6. 11/15

7. 4/15

8. 5/9

9. 1 - 1/2

10. 19/24

Integer Operations

11. -60

12. 10

13. -9

14. 14

15. 37

For examples and practice using integers, visit our Basic Algebra page.

Variables - Combining Like Terms

16. x+3

17. 5y + 3

18. x +5y -5

19. 3xy +x +5y

20. x+3

For examples and practice on Combining Like Terms , visit Simplifying Algebraic Expressions.

Evaluating Expressions

21. 8

22. 6

23. -44


24. 9.8 in2

25. diameter = 22 cm Circumference = 69.08cm

26. Perimeter = 64 in. Area = 256 in2

27. The area of the lawn is 19680 ft2 John needs to buy 590.4 ounces of fertilizer.

Click here to revisit basic math formulas and to see examples.

The Coordinate Grid

For examples and practice using the coordinate grid visit Graphing Equations.

Analyzing Graphs

29.   A family spends $120 on gas.

30.   41/100 of the cost was spent on food and entertainment.

So, how did you do on the Algebra Readiness Test? If you did well, Congrats!

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