Saturday, September 11, 2010

Basic Math (R1) Skills Exemption Test

Do you want to try to exempt out of taking an R1 Basic Math course? 
The most important consideration is your academic track--majors, minors, and certificates you have declared or are considering. Do any of your current or intended tracks require math-based courses? If so, the R1 Exemption Test may not be the best option for you. The test is only used to satisfy your Gen Ed requirement--it does NOT prepare you for further math-based courses.

If you do not intend to pursue an academic path that requires math-based courses, the R1 Exemption Test is a great way to fulfill your Basic Math Gen Ed. You can take the test multiple times if need be, without penalty, to pass.  If you're not sure if you should take the exemption test, contact your advisor.
The focus of this exam is to measure knowledge of basic math skills. Topics include:

  • perimeter, area, volume
  • linear equations
  • averages
  • fractions
  • ratios
  • percent increase and decrease
  • interpreting graphs and tables
  • compound interest
The exam will be held at 6:30pm in Marcus 131.
As always, if you have any questions (like if you're not sure what majors/minors/certificates you might consider pursing or whether what you have already declared requires math-based courses) contact an advisor today!

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