Mathematics (MATH) 100

Developmental Mathematics (Revision 1)

MATH 100

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Mathematics Diagnostic Assessment. This online test contains 70 questions that will help you assess your mathematical skills. Based on your score we will recommend which Athabasca University mathematics course you are likely ready to take successfully.

Delivery Mode: Individualized study

Credits: 0

Area of Study: Science

Prerequisite: None. Students are expected to be able to perform basic arithmetic operations with ease—addition, subtraction, multiplication and division—and have some familiarity with fractions and algebraic operations.

Centre: Centre for Science

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This course is intended as a review of basic mathematics. It is recommended for students who need to develop a mathematical background before taking university level mathematics courses. The course is not given for university credit.

Material covered includes basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; fractions and decimals; ratios, proportions and percentages; basic algebra; solution of simple linear equations; graphing of equations; factoring; progressions and logarithms; basic ideas of sets; inequalities; basics of geometry and trigonometry; basics of probability.


  • Unit 1: Mathematical Operations: Numbers, Fractions and Decimals
  • Unit 2: Ratio, Proportion and Percentage
  • Unit 3: Basic Algebra
  • Unit 4: Linear Equations and Graphing
  • Unit 5: Algebraic Factoring and Fractions
  • Unit 6: Progressions and Logarithms
  • Unit 7: Sets and Inequalities
  • Unit 8: Geometry
  • Unit 9: Trigonometry
  • Unit 10: Probability, Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Course Learning Outcomes


There are two assignments and two written exams. To receive a pass in MATH 100, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least a D (50 percent).

Activity Weighting
Tutor-marked Exercise 1 10%
Tutor-marked Exercise 2 10%
Exam 1 Midterm 40%
Exam 2 Final 40%
Total 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Probert, Patricia J., and Targa, Anthony. 1997. Developmental Math: Canadian Applications. Scarborough, ON: ITP Nelson.

Probert, Patricia J., and Targa, Anthony. 1997. Student's Solution Manual to Accompany Developmental Mathematics, Canadian Applications. Scarborough, ON: ITP Nelson.

Other Materials

The course materials include a study guide, student manual and an assignment manual.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

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