Math Preparation

As an engineering student, and in your future career as an engineer, math is essentially a language that you’ll need to be fluent in. To help you to get off to a great start, we have a number of resources for math preparation and support.

  • An email with an individual link to online math quizzes on high school topics (calculus, algebra, functions, graphing, trigonometry, logarithms and exponentials) will be sent to all incoming first-year students in mid-August. This will help you identify problem areas to review.
  • To assist in the review process, the U of T Department of Mathematics has a great online resource you can use.
  • New for summer 2020, students may opt to participate in the free U of T Engineering Academy for a refresher on high-school level math early in the summer.
  • Part of the First Year Foundations summer programs, Pre-Calculus Prep (formerly called Math Boot Camp) is an online, week-long opportunity to brush up on areas that you need to improve.
  • We also offer an optional, week-long Engineering Problem Solving and Mathematics course that will offer a more intensive experience than our Math Boot Camp, to give you a strong foundation for your first year.
  • If you’re confident in your math abilities and wish to take one of your for-credit courses early to reduce your workload during the fall or winter semester, there is also the option to enrol in our APS162H1: Calculus for Engineers I Early Start course in July-August.

Updated August 13, 2020

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