## Frequently Asked Questions

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## I am starting off in a math course and took the subject in high school/college, but I don’t feel that comfortable and would like to review before taking it. What do you suggest?

There are many different avenues to review before the semester begins or the first few weeks of the semester. The Math Learning Center offers review videos in the Math Learning Center Canvas page. You can self-enroll by click this link. Then navigate to **Boosters to Start your Course.**

## I am taking a course with a prerequisite course that I recently took. What are some recommended ways to review the prerequisite course material?

As you are starting a new course, you should always look over the work you did in your prerequisite course. When you are looking over your notes, make sure to go over some of the problems also. If you just took the course and did well, a quick review is usually all you need. If you need a more extensive review, you can look at the review videos in the Math Learning Center Canvas Page and check the resources listed on this page. You should also check with your instructor or TA to see if they can offer any advice.

## Precalculus & Calculus: Review & Preparation

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## I took the UW math placement test and am preparing to enroll in a math course based on the results. What can I do to prepare for my math class?

- You may consider taking advantage of the Boot Camp for preparation and review of relevant precalculus or calculus concepts.
- You may consider taking advantage of Math Learning Center (MLC) resources to get help and support in whichever math course you decide to enroll in, including the information presented on this page.
- You may consider reviewing the MLC’s FAQ page for some answers to common questions that can help you with preparation.

## I completed my MATH 96, 112, 113, 114, 221, 222, or 234 course and am planning on moving ahead to a subsequent math course, but would like more preparation. What can I do to prepare?

- You may consider retaking the prerequisite math course to prepare for the subsequent one if you feel that you struggled in the prerequisite course.
- You may consider taking advantage of the Boot Camp for preparation and review of relevant precalculus or calculus concepts.
- You may consider taking advantage of Math Learning Center (MLC) resources to get help and support in whichever math course you decide to enroll in.

## I did not pass my MATH 96, 112, 113, 114, 221, 222, or 234 course and plan to retake the course, but would like more preparation before doing so. What can I do to prepare?

- You may consider retaking the prerequisite math course to the one you earned an F in.
- You may consider taking advantage of the Boot Camp for preparation and review of relevant precalculus or calculus concepts.
- You may consider taking advantage of Math Learning Center (MLC) resources to get help and support in whichever math course you decide to enroll in.

## I completed my MATH 171 course and am planning on moving ahead to a subsequent math course, but would like more preparation. What can I do to prepare?

- You may consider retaking the prerequisite math course to prepare for the subsequent one if you feel that you struggled in the prerequisite course.
- Note that MATH 171 is only offered in the fall, so if you wish to take a different math course before moving forward and have questions, please reach out to placement@math.wisc.edu to discuss options. More info on precalculus/MATH 221 vs. MATH 171/217 sequencing can be found here.)

- You may consider taking advantage of Math Learning Center (MLC) resources to get help and support in whichever math course you decide to enroll in.

## I did not pass my MATH 171 course and plan to retake the course, but would like more preparation before doing so. What can I do to prepare?

- You may consider retaking the prerequisite math course to the one you earned an F in.
- Note that MATH 171 is only offered in the fall, so if you wish to take a different math course before moving forward and have questions, please reach out to placement@math.wisc.edu to discuss options. More info on precalculus/MATH 221 vs. MATH 171/217 sequencing can be found here.)

## I completed my MATH 211 course and am planning on moving ahead to a subsequent math course, but would like more preparation. What can I do to prepare?

- You may consider retaking the prerequisite math course to prepare for the subsequent one if you feel that you struggled in the prerequisite course.

## I did not pass my MATH 211 course and plan to retake the course, but would like more preparation before doing so. What can I do to prepare?

- You may consider retaking the prerequisite math course to the one you earned an F in.

## I completed my MATH 217 course and am planning on moving ahead to a subsequent math course, but would like more preparation. What can I do to prepare?

- You may consider retaking the prerequisite math course to prepare for the subsequent one if you feel that you struggled in the prerequisite course.
- Note that MATH 217 is only offered in the fall, so if you wish to take a different math course before moving forward and have questions, please reach out to placement@math.wisc.edu to discuss options. More info on precalculus/MATH 221 vs. MATH 171/217 sequencing can be found here.)

## I did not pass my MATH 217 course and plan to retake the course, but would like more preparation before doing so. What can I do to prepare?

- You may consider retaking the prerequisite math course to the one you earned an F in.
- Note that MATH 217 is only offered in the spring, so if you wish to take a different math course before moving forward and have questions, please reach out to placement@math.wisc.edu to discuss options. More info on precalculus/MATH 221 vs. MATH 171/217 sequencing can be found here.)

## Review Videos

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## Review for MATH 171/211/221

**Functions**

**Polynomials and Factoring**

**Trigonometric Functions**

**Exponential Functions**

**Logarithmic Functions**

## Review for MATH 222

**Limits and Derivatives**

**Applications and Integration**

## Review for MATH 234

**Methods of Integration**

**Vectors, Dot and Cross Products, Parametric Equations**