Math Preparation

Updated July 13, 2022

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.

  • You can opt to participate in the free U of T Engineering Academy for a refresher on high school level math early in the summer.
  • In July, newly-admitted Core 8 and TrackOne students can expect to receive an email with an individual link to online math quizzes on high school topics (algebra, functions, graphing, trigonometry, logarithms & exponentials, and calculus & vector basics). This math self-assessment is designed specifically for U of T Engineering by MathMatize, and your individualized results will help you identify problem areas to review. These quizzes will also be worth 5% in your MAT186H1F: Calculus I course grade. (Scroll down for more information about these quizzes)
  • Part of the First Year Foundations summer programs, you will be able to review your math self-assessment results with a graduate teaching assistant in the Summer Math Success Program in late July and August, and get further individualized tips to help you solidify your math foundation.
  • To assist in the review process, the U of T Department of Mathematics has a great online resource you can use.
  • We also offer an optional, week-long Engineering Problem Solving and Mathematics course that will offer a more intensive experience than our Summer Math Success Program, 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.

Math Self-Assessment Quiz FAQs

Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we received about the online Math Self-Assessment Quizzes. Individual emails with login information were sent to all incoming Core 8 and TrackOne students on July 13, 2022:

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