Math & Stats Help

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 testSample Math Placement Test

The topics covered on the MPT are:

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

Math 102.3 covers topics that prepare students for a calculus course at the university level. It is also an alternative prerequisite in place of Math A30 and Math B30 or their equivalents. This course covers the fundamentals of Algebra, looks at properties and graphs of functions (including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric), and introduces analytic geometry.

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Simplify rational expressions
  • Model with equations and inequalities
  • Define and graph functions of various types including polynomial, trigonometric, rational, exponential, and logarithmic
  • Factor polynomials to obtain real and complex roots
  • Model using trigonometry (applying identities and using Law of Sines and Cosines)
Math 102
To learn more about web-based Math 102:
Email: jill.turner@usask.ca
Call: 306.966.1382