In January to March, the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics organises an online course Mathematics A. The aim of this course is to bring the participants to the Dutch vwo (pre-university) level in the areas of functions, differentiation, probability calculus and statistics.
The course has been rated very well. The 2021 course participants graded the Winter e-course with an 8 out of 10.
"It was a pleasure to take part in the course, it was very well organised and beneficial” – participant Winter e-course Mathematics A 2021
Digital environment for learning, practising and assessing mathematics
We offer an interactive digital learning, practice and assessment environment where you can work individually to master the mathematics topics. After the start of the course with an online kick-off meeting on 10 January 2022, you will work with the course materials following a fixed weekly schedule. The course materials consist of online content such as theory chapters, explanatory videos and assignments. In addition you will receive a course reader (in pdf) as a reference work. In the digital environment you can practice the parts you find difficult multiple times.
In addition, you can ask questions in an online forum where answers are posted daily, and there is the possibility to ask questions to the lecturers personally twice a week via a live chat (most likely on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons). On 7 February 2022 there will be a midterm Q&A in which exercises from practice exams will be discussed. Finally, an online exam preparation meeting will be organised on 14 March 2022.
Whom is the course intended for?
Please note that the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics also offers a Winter e-course Mathematics B. Furthermore, we offer a similar online Mathematics A course in October to December: the Autumn e-course Mathematics A.
You will get access to an online learning, practice and assessment environment at the start of the Winter e-course Mathematics A. All course materials will be available in the online environment but in addition you will also receive the course reader ‘Mathematics A’. This course reader will be made available in pdf at the start of the Winter e-course. The costs of the online study materials and course reader are included in the course fee.
The topics that will be covered during the Winter e-course Mathematics A are the following:
Required prior knowledge:
Due to the ambitious goal of the course, it is very important that your math entry level is sufficient. To check whether your prior knowledge is sufficient or whether you need to update the prior knowledge through self-study, we recommend that you do the exercises in the “Prior Knowledge Mathematics A” learning environment 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.
The Winter e-course starts on 10 January 2022 with an online kick-off meeting for all course participants. Then you start working with the course materials according to a fixed weekly schedule. We strongly recommend that you follow this weekly schedule closely, as there is the possibility to ask questions about that week’s assignments in the weekly live chat sessions. Because you work independently in a digital learning, practice and assessment environment, you can follow the course from anywhere, in your own time. So there are no scheduled classes.
On 7 February 2022 there is an online midterm Q&A in which exercises from practice exams will be discussed, and on 14 March 2022 an online exam preparation meeting is organised. The exam will also take place online.
Registration opens on Monday, 4 October 2021 at 9:00 am CET. Registration closes on Wednesday, 22 December 2021 at 11:59 pm CET.
Please note: registration is not without obligation. Therefore, read the cancellation conditions under section 5 carefully before registering.
Start Winter e-course: Monday, 10 January 2022 (online kick-off meeting, starting time 1:00 pm CET*)
Dates Winter e-course: 10 January to 14 March 2022
Date of midterm Q&A: Monday, 7 February 2022 (online, 1:00-3:00 pm CET*)
Date of exam preparation meeting: Monday, 14 March 2022 (online, 1:00-3:00 pm CET*)
Date of exam: Thursday, 17 March 2022 (online, 1:00-3:30 pm CET*)
(*times with proviso)
Exclusively for students who took the exam on 14 March 2022 and did not pass it, there will be a resit on Thursday, 31 March 2022 (online, 1:00-3:30 pm CET*).
The costs of the course are € 395 (this includes access to the online learning environment, the course reader and examination).
You can register from 4 October 2021 9:00 am CET via the button at the bottom of this page. By registering, you agree with our cancellation conditions (see section 5).
When registering, you must pay the full course fee by credit card or iDEAL (iDEAL is only available if you have a Dutch bank account). After registration and payment, you will receive a confirmation of registration and invoice by email.
A maximum of 100 students is admitted to the Winter e-course Mathematics A. If the course is full, you can register for the waiting list via the button at the bottom of this page.
In order to cancel your registration, send an email to:
Conditions for cancellation by the participant:
In the context of Dutch Distance Selling regulations, you can also cancel your registration without giving any reason and free of charge up to and including 14 days after the day of registration, up to the moment the course starts. You can send this cancellation by email to email@example.com or you can use this model form.
"Only the Dutch version of these conditions is legally binding. In the event of a dispute on the translation or interpretation of these conditions, only the Dutch version of these conditions will be taken into consideration." and “This agreement and the conditions are governed by Dutch law. Any disputes will be settled by the competent court in Amsterdam.”
The Winter e-course offers an excellent preparation for the subsequent exam for which the participants of the Winter e-course Mathematics A are automatically registered. This exam is taken online in the week after the course. The exam will be graded on a scale from 1 to 10 and the minimum pass grade is 6. If you pass the exam, you will receive a certificate stating that you master Mathematics A at the Dutch vwo (pre-university) level.
If you have any further questions about the Winter e-course Mathematics A or would like to receive additional information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you as soon as possible.
You can also call us on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CET on +31 (0)20-525 5091.