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 test*: Sample Math Placement Test

**2013-2014 Term 2 (Jan-Apr 2014)**

__Instructions for students in Math 110 Only__

- The time of your MPT will be determined by which LAB SECTION you belong to according to PAWS.
- Find out which
__LAB SECTION__of Math 110 you belong to: search PAWS - Instead of going to your regular lab location, go to
Spinks 360
to write the MPT in the time slot allocated for your lab section:
- Lab Section
**L31/L32**: 08:30am on Tuesday Jan 7 - Lab Section
**L33/L34**: 10:00am on Tuesday Jan 7 - Lab Section
**L35/L36**: 11:30am on Tuesday Jan 7 - Lab Section
**L37/L38**: 01:00pm on Thursday Jan 9 - Lab Section
**L39/L40**: 02:30pm on Thursday Jan 9 - Lab Section
**L41/L42**: 04:00pm on Thursday Jan 9

- Lab Section
- This replaces your normal lab period for the week of Jan 6. Regular lab resumes next week in regular locations.
- Writing the MPT is mandatory for all Math 110/121/123/125 students.
- If you wrote the MPT before January 2014, you must re-write the MPT.
- Where is Spinks? If you stand on the Bowl facing Thorvaldson, Spinks will be the building right behind Thorvaldson and slightly to the right. Click here for a campus map showing where Spinks is: Spinks

At the reserved time of your Placement Test, click HERE to sign on to the test.

**This page was last updated on: 2014 Jan 3.
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