The online Mathematics Assessment is designed to gauge the extent of your mathematics understanding as you begin Widener. It is not something you pass or fail, but it is something you need to complete BEFORE attending Pride Experience One.
The Mathematics Assessment consists of a series of online question sets covering successively more advanced mathematics:
- Practice: 25 questions - 30 minutes - no limit on number of attempts
- Algebra: 25 questions - 30 minutes - 2 attempts
- Precalculus: 25 questions - 30 minutes - 2 attempts
- Calculus Concepts: 15 questions - 20 minutes - 2 attempts
Depending on your knowledge of mathematics, you may need to take only two or three
of the question sets; do not be worried by this. Continue until you reach the Final
Grade Report page that reads "Thank you for completing the Widener Mathematics Assessment. You have achieved a level
of X." This is your confirmation that you have finished..
Before you begin, please read the Instructions carefully.
Extended Time Mathematics Assessment Instructions.
First, check the system requirements:
- Internet Explorer 6.x+
- Firefox 3.0+
- Safari 5.0+
- Java 1.5
- Use your browser's default settings.
- Make sure that your browser is set to accept cookies.
- You must enable popups from the server — turn off all pop-up blockers, including Google toolbar if applicable.
You must begin with the Practice set, and there is no limit to the number of times you may try it. Each attempt will be different as the questions are randomized.
You will probably want a pencil and scratch paper handy to work out the answers.
Once you are comfortable with the format, begin with Algebra:
- If you score less than 50% (13) on Algebra go to Algebra Retake. If you score less than 50% again, you are finished: your placement will be Level 2.
- If you score more than 50% on Algebra proceed to Precalculus.
- If you score less than 50% (13) on Precalculus go to Precalculus Retake. If you score less than 50% again, you are finished: your placement will be Level 3.
- If you score more than 50% on Precalculus proceed to Calculus Concepts.
- If you score less than 50% (8) on Calculus Concepts go to Calculus Concepts Retake. If you score less than 50% again, you are finished: your placement will be Level 4.
- If you score more than 50% (8) on Calculus Concepts your placement will be Level 5.
Take some time to review the material before attempting the retake question sets. Remember to complete all question sets as instructed by the section grade reports until you reach the Final Grade Report.
Access the Maple T.A. online Mathematics Assessment log in page to begin.
The username will be your full Widener email address (example: email@example.com). The
password will be your birth date (example: 1/1/1993, 4/10/1993, 11/10/1993, etc).
Mathematics Assessment Results
Regardless of the number of question sets you take, your actual Mathematics Assessment result will be a number or level: 2, 3, 4, or 5. This will indicate the mathematics courses you may take based on the table below. The mathematics courses you need to take will vary depending on your major, and may have prerequisites. Please check with your advisor.
|Mathematics Course||Minimum Level Required|
|MATH 101 Fundamental Mathematics||2|
|MATH 111 Mathematical Ideas I||3|
|MATH 112 Mathematical Ideas II||3|
|MATH 114 Basic Probability||3|
|MATH 115 Conceptual Mathematics||3|
|MATH 116 Nature of Mathematics||3|
|MATH 117 Elementary Functions||3|
|MATH 120 Precalculus||3|
|MATH 151 Elementary Discrete Mathematics I||3|
|MATH 118 Elementary Calculus I||4|
|MATH 131 Calculus with Review I||4|
|MATH 141 Calculus I||5|
Online Mathematics Assessment FAQ
Math assessment questions can be directed to the Math Department at 610-499-1243,
Testing accommodation questions can be directed to Academic Support Programs at 610-499-1266,
Login problems should be reported to Admissions at 610-499-4131 or firstname.lastname@example.org