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Preparing for Your Degree

Before Starting First Year

The following tips and advice are provided to help you with your transition from high school or the work place to university.

Diagnostic Tests

These tests help ensure that students start University Mathematics classes at the correct level.

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Lab Manuals for First Year Courses

If you are registered for Mathematics 102, 103, 110, or 111, please download the appropriate manual below for use in your lab section.

Calculator Policy

In any given course, the decision to allow or forbid students to use calculators during quizzes, midterm exams, and final exams rests with the instructor(s) of the course. The instructor’s policy governing calculator usage must be stated clearly on the course outline. Collectively, the Department adheres to the calculator policy used for SAT examinations, namely that while every mathematics question on an exam can be answered without the use of a calculator, the use of basic calculators is generally permitted.

Permissible Calculators

  • basic scientific calculators

Non-Permissible Calculators

  • calculators in smart phones, tablets, or laptops
  • programmable calculators
  • graphing calculators
  • calculators that perform symbolic computations in calculus
  • calculators that communicate externally (infrared, wireless, Bluetooth, etc)

Other Devices

  • Hand-held translators are not to be allowed unless the instructor considers it necessary for a particular situation
  • You are not allowed to use laptops, tablets, cell phones or smart phones during exams

One exception is with Mathematics 101: No calculators allowed on the Final Exam.

In the case of other 100-level courses with multiple on-campus sections (such as Math 103, Math 110, Math 111, Math 122, Stat 100, and Stat 160) that have common final exams, the instructors are required to adopt a common policy for calculator usage at the beginning of the semester. If the instructors are unable to reach a consensus on a common calculator policy for a multi-sectioned course, the SAT policy (namely, basic calculators are permitted) shall be the default.

This policy applies to all courses offered by the Department, Luther and Campion Colleges, First Nations University, and the Centre for Continuing Education.

Sample Final Exams

To help you prepare for your final exam, below is a selection of recent final exams in 100-level linear algebra, finite mathematics, calculus, and statistics courses, as well as Stat 200. Keep in mind that the emphasis on a particular topic may change slightly from semester to semester, and so the topics of the sample exam you select may not coincide entirely with the topics you are expected to know.

Math 101 (Introductory Finite Mathematics I) Math 102 (Mathematical Modelling and Precalculus) Math 103 (Applied Calculus I) Math 110 (Calculus I) Math 111 (Calculus II) Math 122 (Linear Algebra I) Stat 100 (Elementary Statistics for Applications)
  • Winter 2024 Final Exam - mixutre of full answer and multiple choice questions.
Stat 160 (Introductory Statistics) Stat 200 (Intermediate Statistics for Applications)

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