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Remedial Math Program

Math Placement Test

The Math Placement Test (MPT) is a computer based test required from applicants to the following majors:
§    MPT-1: Business Administration (Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Management), Management Information Systems, and Health Management Information Systems.
§     MPT-2: Computer Science, Information Technology, and Math/Science Education


Remedial Tracks

Based on the Math Placement Test results, the student might be required to follow one of the following Math Remedial tracks:


MPT Formats

MPT-1 20 MCQ, Total time: 45 minutes
Basic Mathematics, 20 questions
Time: 30 minutes
MPT-2 60 MCQ, Total time: 90 minutes
Section 1: Basic Mathematics, 20 questions Time: 30 minutes
Section 2: Calculus, 40 questions Time: 60 minutes

Syllabus of MPT-1

Basic Arithmetic: Prime numbers, Integers, Absolute value, Powers and roots, Squares and square roots Fractions and Percents: Operations with fractions, Increase and decrease percent, Proportions.

Polynomials: Roots of a polynomial, Evaluation of algebraic expressions.

Equations and Inequalities: First degree equations and inequalities, Equations and inequalities with radicals and absolute values, systems of linear equations, word problems involving one or two unknowns, graphical inequalities, graphical method for minimizing and maximizing linear functions under constraints. Second degree equations.

Geometry in Plane: Angles, Parallel and perpendicular lines, Sides and angles of a Triangle, Right triangles, Pythagoras’s theorem, Isosceles triangles, Equilateral triangles, Special quadrilateral: parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, rhombuses, squares. Circles. Perimeters and areas of triangles, circles, and all special quadrilaterals.

Coordinate systems: Distance between two points, Equations of lines, Slope of a straight line, Parallel and perpendicular lines. Midpoint of a segment.


Syllabus of MPT-2

Section 1
Basic Arithmetic: Prime numbers, Integers, Absolute value, Powers and roots, Squares and square roots Fractions and Percents: Operations with fractions, Increase and decrease percent, Proportions.

Polynomials: Roots of a polynomial, Evaluation of algebraic expressions, Remarkable identities.

Equations and Inequalities: First degree equations and inequalities, Equations and inequalities with radicals and absolute values, systems of linear equations, word problems involving one or two unknowns, graphical inequalities, Second degree equations. Logarithmic and exponential equations.

Geometry in Plane: Angles, Parallel and perpendicular lines, Sides and angles of a Triangle, Right triangles, Pythagoras’s theorem, Isosceles triangles, Equilateral triangles, Special quadrilateral: parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, rhombuses, squares. Circles. Perimeters and areas of triangles, circles, and all special quadrilaterals.

Trigonometry: Sine, cosine, and tangent in right triangles, Trigonometric circle: quadrants and signs, Fundamental relation of trigonometry, Double angle formulas, Change of sign formulas, Cosine and sine laws in triangles, Trigonometric functions and their inverses.

Coordinate systems: Distance between two points, Equations of lines, Slope of a straight line and its acute angle with x-axis. Parallel and perpendicular lines. Midpoint of a segment,


Section 2
Functions: Domain of definition, Range, Even and odd functions, Composition of functions, Inverse Functions, Limits and asymptotes, Absolute maximum and minimum. Equation of tangent line. Logarithmic and Exponential functions.

Derivatives and Anti-derivatives: Derivatives and anti-derivatives (integrals) for polynomials, rational and irrational functions, exponential functions, trigonometric functions. Definite integrals, Areas under curve, Areas limited between two curves.

Numerical sequences: Arithmetic and geometric progressions, Common difference, Common ratio, first term, nth term, sum of the first n terms, Recursive sequences.

Matrices: Sum of two matrices, Product of two matrices, Determinants.

MPT Samples
Click the links below to download MPT samples:
- MPT-1 Model
- MPT-2 Model

On the Test Day

Applicants should be present 30 minutes prior to the test. They are also required to bring the MPT reservation form signed by the registrar, a pencil, and a calculator. Scratch paper will be provided in the testing room.

Placement criteria

Test

Grades

Remedial Course to be placed in

MPT-1

One section: 20 points

12 and above

No remedial

below 12

MTH-101

MPT-2

Section 1: 20 points

Section 2: 40 points

 

Section 2:  30 and above

Section 1: --

No remedial

Section 2: 20-29

Section 1: --

MTH-102

Section 2: below 20

Section 1: 12 and above

MTH-102

Section 2: below 20

Section 1: below 12

MTH-101