Below you will find the most Frequently Asked Questions about preparing for and participating in the mathematics deficiency courses. Is your question not listed? Send an email to email@example.com.
- What are the consequences of the coronavirus measures for the Mathematics e-courses?
What can I do to prepare for the math courses if I do not yet have the required prior knowledge?
To check whether your prior knowledge is sufficient or whether you need to update the prior knowledge through self-study, we recommend that you complete the exercises listed in the Prior Knowledge Mathematics A or Mathematics B learning environments below. If you have mastered this material and can complete the exercises correctly, you can assume that you have sufficient mathematical skills to start the Mathematics e-course.
Is the certificate I receive after passing the exam recognised by all Dutch universities / degree programmes?
In many cases, passing our exam is sufficient to meet the Mathematics entry requirements for degree programmes at the University of Amsterdam or other Dutch universities. However, because admission of students is the responsibility of the individual degree programmes, it is strongly recommended that you check with the admissions officer of the intended degree programme that you will indeed be admissible with a certificate of the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics.
Is it feasible to do the Autumn e-course or Winter e-course alongside my work or school and what is the study load?
The Autumn e-course and Winter e-course have been developed in such a way that you can do it alongside your work or school. The study load is at least 12 hours per week and we recommend spreading the study load over the week. Don't underestimate this, and stick to the weekly schedule. If you start to lag behind, it is very difficult to catch up and pass the exam.
- Where can I find practice exams?
I have dyslexia, ADHD and/or an autism spectrum disorder. Can I get extra time for the exam?
In these cases, you can get 30 minutes extra time for the exam. We would like to see proof that you have one of the above impairments.
Can I use a calculator for the exam?
No calculator is allowed during the mathematics exam. The exam is composed and guaranteed by the Korteweg-de Vries Institute of Mathematics of the University of Amsterdam. The exam focuses on algebraic skills of the candidate; therefore a calculator is not required.
Additional information for the Mathematics A exam: In the exercise material of Mathematics A, it can occur that very large or more complex numbers are used. For example, this is the case with some exercises in the subject of rows and series. In this way, the candidate will be able to factor more complicated numbers into prime factors than will be required at the exam.
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