Ready for University Math?

Welcome to all of our incoming students!

We know many students worry about their mathematical skills.  We also know mathematical skills are important in helping students with skills in their other courses. Here are something to help you assess/improve yourself with.


Some helpful pre-calculus videos

Quadratic Equations
Quadratic Equations
Logarithms
Logarithms
Functions
Functions
Factoring
Factoring
Exponents and Radicals
Exponents and Radicals

The free on-line tool

MyLabsPlus will help you with finding your strengths or weaknesses in the following areas:

* Basic Algebra
* Functions and Graphs
* Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
* Trigonometric Functions (Not for MAT133Y5)
After taking short tests in those areas, MyLabsPlus will provide you with refresher modules, created by one of our profs, to help you strengthen that area if needed.

When will you be able to login to the MyLabsPlus?

If you have enrolled in one of MAT133Y5, MAT134Y5, MAT135Y5 or MAT137Y5, you will be able to login after August 15th.

  • for those who do not because they enrolled after August 15th, logins should become available the Monday after enrolling.

Go to http://mcs.utm.utoronto.ca/mcs/internal (you may be required to enter your UTORid and Password).

Follow the direction in the following CRA 2015 information document http://mcs.utm.utoronto.ca/CRA2015-Info.pdf

Important Note

The MyLabsPlus tool is designed to help you measure your knowledge of pre-calculus high school math, the background knowledge you need for success in calculus courses at UofT Mississauga. The results of the minitests in the modules are solely for your information, for you to use in deciding whether you need to focus attention on an area. The results *will not* affect your admission to any UofT Mississauga program.


Useful books/notes

Textbooks

MAT133Y5 students

"Introductory Mathematical Analysis for Business, Economics, and Life and Scocial Sciences" by Haeussler, Paul and Wood.

Chapters 0-4

MAT134Y5 students

"Thomas' Calculus Early Transcendentals, Single Variable", Thirteenth Edition, by Thomas, Weir and Hass

Appendices A.1 (Real Numbers and the Real Line) and A.3 (Lines, Circles and Parabolas).
 
The following sections from Chapter 1 (Function):
- 1.1 Functions and Their Graphs.
- 1.2 Combining Functions; Shifting and Scaling Graphs
1.3 Trigonometric Functions
1.5 Exponential Functions
1.6 Inverse Functions and Logarithms

MAT135Y5 students

"Single Variable Calculus, Early Trancendentals", 8th Edition, by James Stewart.

Appendices A-D and Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5.

Other sources of help

"Just in time Algebra and Trigonometry for Students of Calculus"
This book is a good book for students who would like to work on their skills. It is available in the UTM library or at the UTM bookstore ($20).

Your own high school notes and text books