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TriAGe: Preparation for University Calculus

A refresher of material covered in the Grade 12 Advanced Functions course, TriAGe will help prepare students who plan to enrol in an entry-level university calculus course by reinforcing fundamental skills in trigonometry, algebra and geometry. Review and deepen your understanding of core concepts to build a strong foundation and increase your chances of success in calculus!

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Algebraic manipulations used to simplify expressions and solve equations and inequalities.
  • Analytic geometry.
  • Polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.

We will also discuss specific learning strategies to help you with the transition from high school mathematics to university expectations.

A final assessment will be provided at the end of the course to students who complete a set of assignments and an end-of-course evaluation.

Summer Session Information

Online Session 

All students will start with the online session of TriAGe. Access to the course material will begin in June. You will then work through the course at your own pace, but you should have a goal to complete the course by the date of the final evaluation (we suggest you give yourself at least four weeks to complete the online version of TriAGe).

On-Campus Classes

Students who may be struggling to complete the course material independently, or who would like some extra face-to-face instruction, are welcome to join on-campus classes for TriAGe in August.

  • Location: Laurier's Waterloo campus
  • Class times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break
  • Class dates: TBD

Final Evaluation

The final evaluation takes place in August. There will be an optional review class the day of the final evaluation.

Note: The Department of Mathematics at Laurier is permitting successful completion of the TriAGe course to be considered as an equivalency to the Grade 12 Advanced Functions prerequisite for MA100, MA129 and MA110*. To be granted the equivalency, a final grade of 70% or better must be attained through completion of course assignments and the final evaluation. The equivalency cannot be used directly towards program admission requirements.

Registration Process

To enrol in TriAGe, complete the online registration form (opens in June). Non-Laurier students are welcome. Please take note of the withdrawal policy below.

Withdrawal Policy

Notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to the Mathematics Assistance Centre.

You can cancel your registration online and receive a complete refund up to the cancellation deadline (TBD). Refunds will not be issued after the cancellation deadline has passed.


On-campus accommodations are available through Hotel Laurier.