UT Math Assessment
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ALEKS Math Learning Modules (Available only after purchasing UT CNS Math Readiness Package and completing the initial assessment)
Quest Math Learning Modules (Available only after purchasing the UT CNS Math Readiness Package)
|UT Calculus I Course Descriptions|
The Mathematics Department in the College of Natural Sciences offers two different calculus sequences, each of which covers the same material, but at a different pace. All courses consist of 3 hours of lecture/week and 2 hours of discussion. Students are expected to attend all 5 hours. The first semesters of these sequences have different ALEKS assessment requirements. Please read on to see which might fit your circumstances as you begin your study of the calculus at UT.
No matter which calculus sequence you choose, you will find university-level calculus unlike your high school calculus courses in several ways. Material is covered more rapidly, and you must spend 8-10 hours outside the classroom in order to learn the material. It is expected that you precisely articulate the mathematics you are using. It is expected that you understand the concepts as well as work problems. Further, grades are determined almost entirely by 3-4 exams, and you must be capable of recognizing your own weaknesses and asking for assistance. Perhaps most importantly, it is essential that you are self-motivated – you will not have anyone looking over your shoulders to ensure you are doing enough work to gain the skills and understanding required to do well in the course.