Advanced units of mathematics are designed for students who have
both a strong background and keen interest in mathematics. The
assumed knowledge for advanced first year units is HSC Mathematics
Extension 2 (or equivalent). You are encouraged to consider enrolling in
advanced units if you have a good result in Mathematics Extension
2, and a UAI of at least 90. However, even if you do meet these
requirements, it is not necessarily wise to choose advanced units. Advanced
mathematics at Sydney University is different from mathematics at
school. It is more formal, with an emphasis on concepts, and this does
not suit all students who have been successful in mathematics at
school.

This test has been devised to help you decide whether or not to enrol in
advanced mathematics units of study in first year.

The test is purely for self-assessment, and does not form part of the
assessment for MATH1901 (or any other junior mathematics unit) in any
way.

In order to get the most benefit from the test you should complete it in
about 20 minutes, without any help (from books, notes or other
people).

There are 15 questions, and you should answer all 15 before submitting
your answers. You will then be told how many questions you answered
correctly, and given some advice relating to enrolment in advanced
units.

If you are currently enrolled in first year mathematics at the University of
Sydney, please enter your name and SID before starting the test. (This
information will allow us to check the validity of the test, and hence provide
better feedback.)

If you are not a University of Sydney student please tick this box.