The Math Readiness Assessment (formerly the Math Placement Test) is a self-assessment tool designed to help students make the decision about which first-year calculus-stream course to register in. It is recommended for any student who needs to take a first-year calculus course.

Information about the variety of first-year calculus-stream courses can be found on the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Introductory Courses page.

The Math Readiness Assessment covers a variety of topics ranging from simplifying fractions to trigonometry. It is not meant to be a test, rather a self-assessment. Students who have a good understanding of most topics but are looking to refresh their skills should consult the self-guided online Math Readiness Course or the recommended resources below. These materials are not meant to replace a comprehensive course in pre-calculus (e.g. MATH 102 or Precalculus 30).

Click here to access the Math Readiness Assessment (Formerly the Math Placement Test). This page is currently being redeveloped. Please ignore references to logins.

Questions? Contact the Math Readiness Assessment Coordinator at mpt@math.usask.ca

Those students who cannot consistently get 60% of the questions correct (without a calculator or access to notes) are unlikely to thrive in MATH 110 (Calculus I). Such students should take MATH 102 (Precalculus Mathematics) before taking MATH 110 (Calculus I). The content and instruction in MATH 110 (Calculus I)  assumes students are proficient in all of the topics on the Math Readiness Assessment.

The College of Engineering is in the process of developing a new self-assessment tool for students intending on registering in MATH 123 (Calculus I for Engineers). More details will be available in August 2020.
Those students who cannot consistently get 60% of questions 1-11 and 14-26 correct (without a calculator or access to notes) are unlikely to thrive in MATH 121 (Mathematical Analysis for Business and Economics). Such students should take MATH 102 (Precalculus Mathematics) before taking MATH 121 (Mathematical Analysis for Business and Economics).

Students intending on registering in MATH 104 (Elementary Calculus) or MATH 125 (Mathematics for the Life Sciencesare not required to take the Math Readiness Assessment. Still, such students are encouraged to review the material linked below to ensure their readiness for these courses. In particular, these students should be familar with material from questions 1-11 and 14-26