ALEKS Topics | Kent State University

90 ALEKS Topics to be Mastered:

Math & Algebra (27 Topics):

  • Integer multiplication and division
  • Simplifying a fraction
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Signed fraction multiplication: Advanced
  • Signed decimal addition with three numbers
  • Percentage of a whole number
  • Evaluating expressions with exponents: Problem type 1
  • Ordering numbers with positive exponents
  • Ordering numbers with negative exponents
  • Introduction to the product rule of exponents
  • Quotients of expressions involving exponents
  • Distributive property: Whole number coefficients
  • Distributive property: Integer coefficients
  • Combining like terms: Integer coefficients
  • Combining like terms: Advanced
  • Algebraic symbol manipulation
  • Power rule with positive exponents
  • Power rule with negative exponents: Problem type 1
  • Simplifying a sum or difference of three univariate polynomials
  • Product rule with positive exponents
  • Multiplying binomials with leading coefficients of 1
  • Solving a two-step equation with integers
  • Solving an equation to find the value of an expression
  • Solving a rational equation that simplifies to a linear equation: Problem type 1
  • Circumference and area of a circle
  • Volume of a sphere
  • Volume of a cylinder

Measurement (22 topics):

  • Multiplication of a decimal by a power of ten
  • Division of a decimal by a power of ten
  • Converting between decimal numbers and numbers written in scientific notation
  • Multiplying or dividing numbers written in scientific notation
  • Calculating positive powers of scientific notation
  • Finding negative powers of scientific notation
  • Knowing the dimension of common simple SI units
  • Understanding the purpose of SI prefixes
  • Knowing the value of an SI prefix as a power of 10
  • Interconversion of prefixed and base SI units
  • Interconversion of prefixed SI units
  • Interconverting compound SI units
  • Interconverting temperatures in Celsius and Kelvins
  • Interconverting temperatures in Celsius and Fahrenheit
  • Addition and subtraction of measurements
  • Simplifying unit expressions
  • Multiplication and division of measurements
  • Counting significant digits
  • Rounding to a given significant digit
  • Counting significant digits when measurements are added or subtracted
  • Counting significant digits when measurements are multiplied or divided
  • Adding or subtracting and multiplying or dividing measurements

Matter (13 topics):

  • Finding the side length of a cube from its volume in liters
  • Calculating mass density
  • Using mass density to find mass or volume
  • Distinguishing elements and compounds
  • Distinguishing compounds and mixtures
  • Distinguishing chemical and physical change
  • Distinguishing solid, liquid and gas phases of a pure substance
  • Names and symbols of important elements
  • Reading a Periodic Table entry
  • Understanding periods and groups of the Periodic Table
  • Organization of the Periodic Table
  • Standard chemical and physical states of the elements
  • Using the periodic table to identify similar elements

Atoms, Ions and Molecules (28 topics):

  • Identifying the parts of an atom
  • Counting the number of protons and electrons in a neutral atom
  • Counting the protons and electrons in atoms and atomic ions
  • Finding isoprotonic atoms
  • Finding isoelectronic ions
  • Predicting the ions formed by common main-group elements
  • Isotopes
  • Finding atomic mass from isotope mass and natural abundance
  • Counting valence electrons in a neutral atom
  • Counting valence electrons in an atomic atom
  • Drawing the Lewis dot diagram of a main group atom or common atomic ion
  • Counting the number of atoms in a formula unit
  • Writing a chemical formula given a molecular model
  • Writing a chemical formula given a chemical structure
  • Understanding the prefixes used in naming binary compounds
  • Naming binary covalent compounds
  • Predicting whether a compound is ionic or molecular
  • Predicting the formula of binary ionic compounds
  • Naming binary ionic compounds
  • Deducing the ions in a binary ionic compound from its empirical formula
  • Predicting ionic compounds formed by two elements
  • Predicting and naming ionic compounds formed by two elements
  • Identifying common polyatomic ions
  • Predicting the formula of ionic compounds with common polyatomic ions
  • Naming ionic compounds with common polyatomic ions
  • Deducing the ions in an ionic compound from its empirical formula
  • Identifying oxoanions
  • Naming ionic compounds with common oxoanions