The Math Assessment Test is used to determine your level of preparation for taking university calculus.
You must take this test if you plan to take MATH 1151.
There is a lot of variation in students’ background in mathematics when they arrive at university, and we have found that students whose background is lacking often struggle quite significantly with calculus. The Math Assessment Test is designed to check your level of preparation and to determine whether you would be better served by improving your background skills before taking calculus.
If you don’t pass the Math Assessment Test, we strongly encourage you to take Functions (MATH 1011) to help you prepare for calculus. Fall students registered in Math 1151 who do not pass the MAT will automatically be registered in Math 1011.
You will be required to write the MAT at the start of your term. You will receive instructions at the start of the term about how to take the test.
To take the MAT practice test:
- Log into Moodle. (You are required to have an account at Mount Allison University to do this).
- The Practice Test is located in the "Miscellaneous" section inside the module titled "Math Assessment Test."
- You can take this as many times as you like. You are strongly encouraged to complete this practice test before attempting the official test.
Frequently asked questions
The FAQ below includes common questions that students have about the Math Assessment Test. If you have any questions about the test that are not answered here, please e-mail the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to refresh your skills before taking the MAT, we have a free preparatory (non-credit) Functions course available here:
Course name: Precalculus @ MtA
Course ID: 70938
Enrollment key: precalc
We also have a Preparing for University Calculus handbook available:
For information on the math that you should review before taking a first-year calculus course, the following handbook is a great resource: