Help & Math Readiness
Math Placement Test
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has developed an on-line Mathematics Placement Test 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. 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 test: Sample Math Placement Test
The topics covered on the MPT are:
- Arithmetic Skills
- Basic Algebra and Functions
- Geometry & Trigonometry
- Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
We'll help you figure out how to solve mathematical problems - how problems can be analyzed, types of approaches to different problems, and verifying the correctness of solutions. These skills are useful in any university-level science or math course.
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Spend two weeks this summer getting comfortable with the mathematics used in university-level science, engineering, mathematics, and the Edwards School of Business courses, before your university classes even begin.
Math & Stats Help Centre
Math & Stats help staff help students with a variety of mathematical or statistical topics, with a focus on first-year or introductory courses. Our service is primarily a drop-in service: students are welcome to drop in and work on homework, and ask questions when needed.