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Congratulations on being accepted to Lambton College! Our Technology Programs have an excellent reputation with employers and we are sure an exciting future and career awaits you! Our math courses will help you get ready.
In these technology programs, mathematics is a common denominator for many courses. Being successful in your program and in your future career will in large part be due to doing well in mathematics.
You may not be a straight "A" student in mathematics. You may not have done very well in mathematics in high school. It may have been a long time since you were last in a mathematics class. These do not mean failure at Lambton College.
Lambton College is committed to student success. With your focus and motivation, success in your program you chose is most likely within reach. To help you get there, Lambton College provides a number of services, including the Mathematics Assessment and Math Modules.
The purpose of this mathematics assessment is to "gauge" your mathematics knowledge in numeracy, simplifying algebraic expressions, and solving equations. Your scores will tell you and us if you need more assistance in mathematics in the coming school year.
Notice that this is NOT an assessment to find out if you qualify to get into your chosen program. You are already in the program and ready to roll in September. No matter what your results are, you will NOT be required to take an extra course in your program or an extra semester. And you will NOT be charged more tuition based on your Mathematics Assessment results.
We wish you success in your courses at Lambton College!
The Mathematics Assessment is intended for any student who is taking MTH1084, MTH1105, MTH1253, or MTH1904 in the fall. That means you if you are entering one of these programs in September:
Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technician or Technology (CPTN or CPET) - MTH1105Electrical Techniques (ELTC) - MTH1084Electromechanical Engineering Technician (ELMT) - MTH1084General Arts and Science - Degree Preparation (PDEG) - MTH1105Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technician or Technology (ICTN or ICET) - MTH1904Millwright Mechanical Technician (MTIM) - MTH1253Power Engineering Technology - Chemical Technician or Technology (PETN or PETC) - MTH1105
The Mathematics Assessment will be given at Lambton College during Campus Connection in August and the first week of class in September. The assessment must be completed in a supervised computer lab during these scheduled times.
MATHEMATICS ASSESSMENT 2016
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
Wed. Aug. 31
Start any time between 1pm and 2pm
D111
Tues. Sept. 6
After 1st Day Program Orientation (Start any time between 11:30am and 2pm)
D101
Wed. Sept. 7
Start any time between 3:30pm and 4:30pm
N207
Thurs. Sept. 8
Start any time between 4:30pm and 5:30pm
Fri. Sept. 9
Start any time between 10:30am and 11:30am
D105
D103
Module Classes begin the week of September 12
Mon. Sept. 12
Start any time between 4:30pm and 6pm
Tues. Sept. 13
There may be more times scheduled after the first week of class for late registrants to the college. See your mathematics professor for details. It is your responsibility to complete the assessment. The Mathematics Department strongly urges you to complete the assessment by the end of the first week of classes.
The Mathematics Assessment is computer based. That means that the questions will all be on the computer and the answers you come up with need to be entered on the computer. You may skip questions if you wish and then move on to others.
Take your college login ID and password. You will need those to take this assessment! You will be allowed scratch paper, so bring a pen or pencil for writing. The assessment will be completed without a calculator.
The assessment is made up of three different parts:
Part#1: Computation. This part covers adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers; negative numbers; decimals; fractions; order of operations.
Part #2: Algebraic Expressions. This part covers combining and simplifying expressions with like terms, powers, and brackets.
Part #3: Solving Equations. This part works with solving linear equations that may contain brackets or like/unlike terms, as well as re-arranging formulas to solve for one of the variables.
Each part has 12 questions, and you have 15 minutes to answer those questions. As you begin and work through the parts, a time clock at the top of the screen will show how much time you have left.
Your scores will be provided in the D2L Mathematics Assessment course (MTH-0011-01 or MTH-0011-02).
The results of the three parts that make up the Mathematics Assessment will be used as your Test #1 mark in your math course. Test #1 is worth 10% of your final grade.
What you need to aim for is:
MTH1105 or MTH1904: A "passing" score on each part of the assessment is 60% or higher.
MTH1084 or MTH1253: A "passing" score on each part of the assessment is 50% or higher.
By default, your Test #1 mark in your mathematics course will be the average of your unrounded scores on the three parts of the Mathematics Assessment.
If you "pass" all three parts, your Test #1 mark will be rounded to 100%.
For example, say you achieved scores of 80%, 90%, and 70% on the three parts of the Assessment. The average is 80%, but because these are all “passing” scores, your Test #1 mark is rounded to 100%.
If you do not "pass" all of the parts of the assessment and want to improve your Test #1 mark, you can do this by registering for the Math Modules. To register, use WebAdvisor . No additional fees apply. This must be completed by the Registration Deadline (September 20, 2016). Students who are not registered in one or more Math Modules after this date will have their Mathematics Assessment score count as their Test #1 mark.
Say you got scores of 40% in Computation, 80% in Algebra, and 45% in Equations. The average is 55%, which is your Test #1 mark. If you wish to improve this, you would enroll in the Math Modules for Computation and Equations. Your Algebra mark would be rounded to 100%
Please Note: If you have not completed any of the assessment and you are not enrolled in a Math Module, your mark for Test #1 will be zero.
Details regarding the practice math assessment will be provided through the D2L Mathematics Assessment course (MTH-0011-01 or MTH-0011-02). You must login to D2L using your Lambton College computer user ID and password to access the practice assessment.
Contact: Alan Warren 519-542-7751 ext. 3216 alan.warren@lambtoncollege.ca