MATHEMATICS OGT

The OGT in mathematics contains 32 multiple-choice questions,five short-answer questions and one extended-response test question that measure student achievement related to the six academic content standards.

Each mathematics question assesses concepts and skills related to the following areas of mathematics:

NUMBER, NUMBER SENSE AND OPERATIONS
• Demonstrate number sense, including an understanding of number systems and operations and how they relate to one another.
• Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates using paper and pencil, technology-supported and mental methods.

MEASUREMENT
• Estimate and measure to a required degree of accuracy and precision by selecting and using appropriate units, tools and technologies.
• Use indirect measurement techniques, including proportional reasoning and formulas.

GEOMETRY AND SPATIAL SENSE
• Identify, classify, compare, and analyze characteristics, properties and relationships of one-, two- and three dimensional geometric figures and objects.
• Use spatial reasoning, properties of geometric objects and transformations to analyze mathematical situations and solve problems.

PATTERNS, FUNCTIONS AND ALGEBRA
• Generalize and explain patterns and functions, and use rate of change to describe, interpret and compare functions and their graphs.
• Analyze, model and solve problems using various representations such as tables, graphs and equations.

DATA ANALYSIS AND PROBABILITY
• Pose questions and collect, organize, represent, interpret, and analyze data to answer those questions.
• Develop and evaluate inferences, predictions and arguments that are based on data.
• Compute probabilities of events and make predictions based on theoretical probabilities and experimental results.

MATHEMATICAL PROCESSES
• Use reasoning and representation skills to solve problems and explain solutions.
• Apply problem-solving and decision-making techniques and communicate mathematical ideas.

Below you will find resources to help your prepare:

Math Packet: Packet

Sample Questions:
  • A sample OGT Mathematics Short-Answer Question: Aligned to Data Analysis and Probability Standard


Practice Test: (with answer key)
  • 2009 Released Exam with Answer Key and Scoring Guide


  • 2008 Released Exam with Answer Key and Scoring Guide


Online Practice Tests:
See the State of Ohio website: ... and:
  • select the "+" next to Math on the right hand side
  • Select a year
  • You have an option to print the test or take the test online

To take the test online:

  • Select the "Start Test" button
  • Answer the question and then select the "Save and Continue" button
  • The computer will display the correct answer and then you can select the "Next Question" button
  • When you have answered all of the questions you can select the "Save Test" button and a summary of your results will be displayed.