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February 8, 2016
Canadian Excellence

MA110* - Fall Term 2015

The Precalculus Modules for MA110* have been created to provide students with the opportunity to review, and demonstrate mastery of, prerequisite material. Each Module covers a skill from secondary school mathematics, as listed below.

Students progress through a Module's series of on-line Assignments as independent self-study (using the MapleTA software).                                         

Up to 5 bonus marks can be earned for course credit by successfully completing the precalculus modules:  0.5 marks are granted when a grade of 80% or better is obtained on a module's Test for Credit.  If all 9 modules are completed, an additional 0.5 mark will be awarded, to earn the full 5% bonus.  

Before a Module's Test for Credit may be attempted, the student must have successfully completed (obtained a minimum score of 80%) all of the Module's Assignments.  The student will start at the Module's Assignment 1.  Complete the assignment any number of times needed until at least an 80% score is obtained, and then progress to Assignment 2.  Continue in this manner until all assignments have been completed to the 80% mastery level.  The student is then eligible to attempt the Module's Test for Credit. 

A Test for Credit is timed and must be completed in one sitting, but may also be attempted any number of times. 

In order to obtain any marks from a module (see above), a passing score on the Test must be attained by a certain date and time:

Module Deadlines, to Obtain Mark(s):
 A:  Numeric Expressions  Sun. Oct 4th, 11:59pm 
 B:  Algebraic Expressions  Sun. Oct 4th, 11:59pm
 C:  Factoring  Sun. Oct 4th, 11:59pm
 D:  Rational Expressions  Sun. Oct 4th, 11:59pm
 E:  Solving Equations & Inequalities      Wed. Oct 21st, 11:59pm
 F:  Geometry  Wed. Oct 21st, 11:59pm
 G:  Functions & Graphing  Wed. Oct 21st, 11:59pm
 H:  Exponentials & Logarithms  Wed. Oct 21st, 11:59pm
 I:  Trigonometry and Trigonometric Functions     Wed. Oct 21st, 11:59pm

Please note that the modules are independent of one another. You do not have to have completed Module A before attempting Module B, etc.

Reference Notes (extra explanations for topics covered by each assignment!)

MapleTA site - click here to find out how to: login, access the modules, and use correct syntax for entering answers.
                   - click here to go to the MapleTA login screen (please read the above "how to" guide first!!)

** Please check the Browser Configuration requirements to use MapleTA - in particular, your computer must have a recent version of Java installed. For the latest version, available as a free download, click Java.

The Precalculus Module Program for introductory calculus courses is coordinated by the Mathematics Assistance Centre. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Precalculus Modules, please contact Tina Balfour (Email: Extension: 2077).