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
Exponents and Radicals
Exponents and Radicals

Useful books/notes


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