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TriAGe: Preparation for University Calculus

A refresher of material covered in the Grade 12 Advanced Functions course, TriAGe helps 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.

Registration opens May 1 May 8, 2020 (apologies for the delay in opening registration).

  • Instructor: Tina Balfour (BA, BEd), manager of Mathematics and Statistic Learning Support
  • Course cost: $295

The majority of students who complete the TriAGe course, do so over the summer months in order to prepare for an introductory calculus course in Fall term; however, TriAGe can also be completed over any duration between June 2020 and April 2021, depending on their needs. 

Note Regarding Prerequisite Equivalency

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, MA102, and MA129. 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 (see the program academic advisor for any further information).