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.
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 Winter e-course.
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.
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.
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.
You cannot use a graphing calculator for the exam.
We understand that it can be useful to check answers with the help of a calculator. For this reason, we do allow a simple calculator for the exam. Examples of acceptable calculators are Casio FX-82MS and TI-30XB.
If you are unsure whether your calculator is allowed, send an e-mail with details of the calculator to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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