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Math Placement Exams

If you are admitted to Florida Tech as a freshman or as a transfer student, you MUST take a "Math Placement Test" to register a math course required for your major.  Students who ARE EXEMPT from placement test, but could not transfer Precalculus, Calculus 1-3 credits, are strongly encouraged to take "Advanced Math Placement Test" given during the orientation week.

See below for more information on Math Placement Exams available for you to take and find supplementary material to properly prepare for these tests.

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Nontechnical Math Placement Exam

Nontechnical Math Placement Exam is for majors requiring College Algebra. Students are given three attempts to take Nontechnical Math Placement Test prior to orientation week. The test is computer based and requires secure and strong internet connection. 

All students who accepted admittance to Florida Tech will be provided a sample placement exam that has no time limit and allows unlimited attempts. The sample test has restricted access through TRACKS accounts and can be accessed by all students through PantherPass https://pantherpass.fit.edu/ 

Those who do not complete the math placement test will be required to take the test in one of our computer labs  during the orientation week. The schedule for Nontechnical Math Placement Exam  during the Orientation week in Spring 2020 is 

  • anytime between 8:00 a.m –12:00 p.m., Thursday January 9th, Crawford Building, Room 111

Syllabus

  • linear equations and inequalities and their graphs,
  • absolute values,
  • exponents,
  • fractional equations,
  • multiplication of polynomials,
  • factoring,
  • square roots,
  • quadratic equations,
  • exponential equations, and
  • logarithms.

Technical Math Placement Exam

The Technical Math Placement Exam is for majors requiring Precalculus or Calculus I.  Students are given three attempts to take  the Technical Math Placement Test prior to orientation week. The test is computer based and requires secure and strong internet connection.

All students who accepted admittance to Florida Tech will be provided a sample placement exam that has no time limit and allows unlimited attempts. The sample test has restricted access through TRACKS accounts and can be accessed by all students through PantherPass https://pantherpass.fit.edu/ 

Those who do not complete the math placement test will be required to take the test in one of our computer labs  during the orientation week. The schedule for Technical Math Placement Exam during the Orientation week in Spring 2020 is 

  • anytime between 8:00 a.m –12:00 p.m., Thursday January 9th, Crawford Building, Room 111

Syllabus

  • linear equations and inequalities,
  • absolute value inequalities,
  • exponents,
  • systems of linear equations of two variables,
  • exponents and polynomials,
  • factoring,
  • rational expressions,
  • roots,
  • quadratic equations,
  • logarithms,
  • exponential functions,
  • polynomial functions,
  • graphs of functions,
  • areas and volumes,
  • angles in degrees and radians,
  • trigonometric functions,
  • trigonometric identities, and
  • inverse trigonometric functions.

How to Prepare for a Placement Exam

Math is cumulative and process driven, where skills build upon one another. In order to understand the higher level math concepts, students must digest and master Algebra skills.

Review of the material and practicing before taking a math placement exam are essential to get a sense of your strengths and/or identify lack of knowledge and skills.

External Resources for Math Placement Exam review

 

Advanced Math Placement Tests

Students are given an opportunity to take the advandced standing exams to be placed out of Precalculus, Calculus 1, Calculus 2 and Calculus 3.   The tests are given on campus during the Orientation week. The schedule for Advanced Math Placement Test in Spring 2020 is 

  • 3:00–5:00 p.m., Thursday January 9th, Crawford Building, Room 210

All students interested in taking the Advanced Math Placement Test are recommended to send an email to msubasi@fit.edu and notify the Department about the test(s) they are interested in taking.

Students are strongly encouraged to review the below exam materials, including the list of topics, sample exams, and sample exams with solutions for the Advance Math Placement test before taking the respective test on January 9th.

Precalculus Advanced Placement Test

Calculus 1 Advanced Placement Test

Calculus 2 Advanced Placement Test

Calculus 3 Advanced Placement Test