WorkKeys Applied Mathematics Test

The WorkKeys Applied Mathematics assessment measures the skill people use when they apply mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving techniques to work-related problems. The test questions require you to set up and solve the types of problems and do the types of calculations that actually occur in the workplace.

You may use a calculator on the test and a formula sheet that includes all the formulas required for the assessment is provided. Even though you may use calculators and conversion tables to help with the problems, you still need to use math skills to think them through.

This test is one of the three WorkKeys assessments used with the National Career Readiness Certificate program.

Applied Mathematics Test Content

The Applied Mathematics test consists of 33 items. The length depends on the test version. For the WorkKeys Internet Version the test is 55 minutes, whereas the Paper-and-pencil version is 45 minutes. There are 5 levels of difficulty. Level 3 is the least complex and Level 7 is the most complex. The levels build on each other, each incorporating the skills assessed in the previous level.

Sample Questions

Reviewing sample questions is another way to prepare for the exam. Take a look at a free sample question to get a glimpse of what you will encounter on the exam.

In your job as a cashier, a customer gives you a $10 bill to pay for a can of coffee that costs $3.84. How much change should you give back?
  1. $5.26
  2. $6.16
  3. $6.26
  4. $6.84
  5. $7.16

Applied Mathematics Test Preparation

JobTestPrep's WorkKeys PrepPack™ will prepare you for the applied mathematics tests with practice tests, study guides, and answer explanations.


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What's Included

  • Two Applied Mathematics practice tests
  • Two Reading for Information practice tests
  • Two Locating Information practice tests
  • Two Applied Technology practice tests
  • 11 extra mathematics practice tests
  • 14 extra reading comprehension practice tests
  • Two video tutorials
  • Four basic math study guides
  • Secured payment
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