Math Placement Exam

<p>I was thinking of taking either Math 115 (which I understand to be the Yale equivalent of BC) or Math 120 (multivariable?). </p>

<p>Mathematics</a> Placement Examination</p>

<p>The link says that "If you have not taken a calculus class (math 112, 115, 120) at Yale and plan to take one of these, you must take the placement exam."</p>

<p>I got a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam with a 5 on the AB subscore. </p>

<p>Do I still need to take the Math Placement Exam? I thought AP scores could be used for placement, but the link leads me to think otherwise.</p>

<p>I have the same situation as you do and I just took it right now because I figured looking at problems would make me remember the stuff I had forgotten.</p>

<p>I don't think you have to take it, but it's only 20 problems and if you have nothing else to do, then take it :)</p>

<p>I got a 90%, but the two I missed were flukes T_T</p>

<p>take it, but the score doesnt matter when you are preregistering.</p>

<p>The exam asks you whether you took AP exams and what score you got. That alone should place you, but you need to take the exam to be placed. It's really quick if you know/remember the material so doesn't hurt.</p>

<p>One thing to remember: take the class YOU want to take. Don't let the professors at the placement force you into a class you don't want to take. They're pretty intense about it so follow your own plans.</p>

<p>"It's really quick if you know/remember the material so doesn't hurt"
Since I have barely looked at any calc since 10th grade, I might have a little trouble with the remembering part. What sort of material is on the test, so I know what to review?</p>

<p>It goes as far back as algebra (I believe) and covers are between curves and volumes of rotation (perhaps). Basically, there's only like 2 or 3 questions of actual Calc at the very end.</p>

<p>It started with some pre-calc and properties of logs, find roots of functions, worked up to domain/range and some trig properties, and the calc stuff was on area between curves, solid of revolution, and two on series.</p>

<p>Is it timed? Are calculators allowed? Do we need pen and paper nearby or can the problems be done in one's mind?</p>

<p>It's not timed. I don't know about calculators but I didn't use one - it's not needed. Some of them need pen and paper, others can be done in your head.</p>

<p>^ You're not supposed to use calculators.</p>

<p>I guess this is something I'll ask my college dean during orientation, but I might as well get some opinions if anybody can help:
If I've taken BC Calc (5 on AP), IB Math HL, and Differential Equations, which math should I be looking into? Should you take 225 or 230 without doing multivar?</p>

<p>^ No idea, but your college dean will probably not be of much help. Go to the academic fair that is scheduled for Camp Yale and ask the DUS in Math that question. He's more suited to answer that question.</p>

<p>Thats a good idea, thanks.</p>

<p>Is there a deadline for the test?
And there's also an online portion for the Chinese placement test. Does anyone know if that's timed?</p>

<p>The Japanese placement exam has a 2.5-hour time limit; I'd imagine that the Chinese one is probably the same.</p>

<p>There doesn't seem to be a deadline (but I skimmed over the instructions), though I imagine you need to have it done before class registration. And there's no time limit.</p>

<p>Thanks both of you :)</p>