MATH 110 is a two-term, six-credit course in differential calculus. It covers the same calculus content as the one-term courses MATH 100, 102, 104, 180, and 184, but with additional material designed to strengthen understanding of essential pre-calculus topics. Students are qualified to take MATH 110 if they have a passing grade in grade 12 pre-calculus math (BC Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalent) of at least 65% or if they have any passing score in Pre-Calculus 12 AND a score of at least 11 out of 30 on the UBC Math Basic Skills Test (BST). This course is meant for students who do not satisfy the prerequisites for MATH 100, 102, 104, 180, or 184 and normally students with Pre-Calculus 12 grades higher than 85% are not permitted to take MATH 110. Students who do satisfy one of these prerequisites will normally not be allowed to take MATH 110. For further information about all of these courses including their prerequisites, see First Year Calculus Choices.
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1. Which course should I register for on my registration date? Review the First Year Calculus Choices page and identify the scenario that best describes your situation under the section which UBC calulus course should I register in? Back to Questions
2. How do I know if my high-school math course and grade are equivalent to BC Pre-Calculus 12? If you are from outside of British Columbia and dont know what your equivalent grade is, look up your record on the online Student Service Centre. Please review the grade listed as PREC 12 or MATH 12. If there is an error, send an email message to admissions.inquiry (at) ubc (dot) ca to have the error corrected. Back to Questions
3. What will happen if my interim grade in BC Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalent is over 80% and I register for MATH 100, 102, 104, 180, or 184, but then my final PREC 12 grade is less than 80%? If you are qualified to take MATH 100, 102, 104, 180, or 184, based on the PREC 12 grade recorded in the UBC Student Information System when you register, then you will be allowed to remain in one of these courses. If your final PREC 12 grade falls below 70%, you should consider switching to MATH 110 instead. Back to Questions
4. What will happen if my interim grade in BC PREC 12 or equivalent is less than 80% and I register for MATH 110, but then my final PREC 12 grade is at least 80%? If your final grade is only slightly above 80% you will likely be allowed to remain in MATH 110 or move to MATH 100, 102, 104, 180, or 184, as you decide. If it is higher than 85%, you will normally be required to move. Back to Questions
5. If I register for MATH 110, do I have to write the UBC Mathematics Basic Skills Test? No; writing this test is optional for students registered in MATH 110. However, you are encouraged to write the test in order to place yourself in the course that is most appropriate for you. If you register for MATH 110 and choose to write the test, you will be allowed to move to one of MATH 100, 102, 104, 180 or 184 if you achieve a satisfactory score (at least 15 out of 30). Back to Questions
6. What will happen if I dont satisfy prerequisites but register for MATH 100, 102, 104, 180, or 184 anyway? Prerequisites for UBC MATH courses are strictly enforced and you will be removed from any MATH course for which you are not qualified. You should register in MATH 110 initially if your interim grade in Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalent is between 65% and 79%. Back to Questions
7. Will I be allowed to take MATH 110 even if I satisfy prerequisites for MATH 100, 102, 104, 180, and 184? Normally no. MATH 110 is not meant for students with a strong high-school mathematics background. However, if you feel MATH 110 is the most appropriate course for you to take, you may request permission to take it from the Mathematics Departments Undergraduate Chair (submit request using the advising web form).Back to Questions
8. When and how will the UBC Mathematics Basic Skills Test be given? There are three separate sittings of this 90-minute test in a year: early May, the Thursday before the start of fall classes, and the Thursday of the first week of classes in the fall. The test will be given only on the Vancouver campus of UBC. You may only attempt the BST once in any given academic year. For further details on the test and recent sample tests, click here. Back to Questions
9. Will taking MATH 110 instead of MATH 100, 102, 104, 180, or 184 delay progression through my program? All of MATH 110, 100, 102, 104, 180, and 184 are accepted as prerequisites for a follow-up course in first-year integral calculus, namely MATH 101, 103, and 105. Integral calculus courses are offered at UBC in the summer, so if your program requires such a course you may still take it before your second year. Please contact an advisor in your home faculty if you have further questions about implications for your degree program. Back to Questions