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Math & Statistics

Mathematics is the study of numbers, sets of points and various other abstract elements and deals with the size, order, shape and various relationships among these features. Statistics is a branch of Mathematics that includes the study of methods for data collection, analysis, interpretation and principles of experimental design. Mathematics contributes to the formulation and solution of problems in diverse fields such as Medicine, Economics and the Social Sciences in addition to being the foundation of the field of Computer Science and the "language" of Science and Engineering.

                        

Math Placement Test

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has developed an on-line Mathematics Placement Test (MPT) for students entering University. Students who are registered in Math 110, 121, 123 and 125, which are introductory calculus courses, are required to write the MPT. The test consists of thirty multiple-choice questions to be completed in 70 minutes, precisely timed by the computer. It is closed-book and closed-notes, and calculators are not allowed. The test is designed to assess competency on precalculus mathematics, and to determine whether the student has the necessary prerequisites for succeeding in University calculus courses.

     The topics covered on the MPT are:

  • Arithmetic Skills
  • Basic Algebra and Functions
  • Geometry & Trigonometry
  • Exponential & Logarithmic Functions

Students who wish to practise on questions that are similar to those on the actual test may visit the following site to take a sample testSample Math Placement Test

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University of Saskatchewan
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Saskatoon, SK

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