Are you ready for MST124?
Are you ready for MST124? quiz
The quiz will help you decide whether you are ready for Essential mathematics 1 (MST124), and to see which topics you might need to brush up on and where to find help with them.
In order to do the quiz:
- set aside up to an hour;
- ensure that you have a pen and paper for your working;
- try to answer every question - you can do them in any order
- have a basic calculator to hand.
Keep a note of how well you do and how long it takes you to complete the quiz. This information will be helpful if you need to talk to an educational adviser about your study plans.
If it takes you substantially longer you may have the mathematical potential but the pace of MST124 may be too demanding, so you should consider doing MU123 instead.
If you wish to do some preparatory study beforehand then try working through a GCSE Higher Level mathematics, or equivalent, text book, which may be available online or in a local library. If you have difficulties with algebra, you should consider signing-up for Discovering mathematics (MU123).
You could also help yourself by using a book or website to familiarise yourself with the first core module (that is the first pure maths module, also known as C1) of AS level in mathematics, or equivalent. This will contain some topics which you are not expected to have studied before you start MST124 but, if you can do some work on those as well, it may help you to get a head start with your MST124 studies. [Note that the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level is used in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland, similar content to the AS module above is found in Mathematics Higher, particularly Unit 1.]
You may also like to look at the sections of the following external websites which relate to the topics in the MST124 quiz, such as algebra and trigonometry:
You could also ensure that you are thoroughly familiar with how your scientific calculator works.
Once you’ve signed-up, there will be some material available to help you brush up on your existing skills. However, if you are unlikely to have time to do preparatory work before starting your module, you should consider doing MU123 first.
If you have attempted the MST124 quiz (with a note of how well you did, and how long it took you to complete) and would like to discuss if you are ready for MST124, please contact Student Recruitment who, if necessary, will pass you on to an educational adviser.
Are you ready for MST124?
MST124 will assume that you can answer most of the questions in this quiz correctly before you start studying it.
Please note that your activity on the quiz can be viewed by relevant Open University staff and may be used to help support your study planning, either directly or indirectly. A short overview of our data retention policy can be found on the Data protection and privacy notice page.