The Preparing for University Math Program (PUMP) is a non-credit course designed for students who have not taken the appropriate high school mathematics prerequisites for university calculus and linear algebra. It equips students with the necessary background knowledge required to succeed in first year mathematics courses. PUMP may also be taken by individuals who wish to close any existing gap between high school math and University level math courses or any one who wish to review high school math before attempting University level math or other science courses.
The Winter PUMP sessions are designed for adult learners therefore registration will not be accepted for students currently enrolled in high school. This is structured to facilitate the pace of the group and is directly impacted on by the group dynamics.
Ontario high school students applying on the 101 application form are expected to present MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors for admission to all science, math and commerce programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science, St. George Campus. PUMP cannot be used as a replacement for this admission requirement.
Students already enrolled in the University of Toronto, may use PUMP to upgrade their mathematics skills in order to prepare for the first year math courses.
Even though PUMP covers pre-university level math material, a certain background knowledge is required. In general terms, a student must have a working knowledge of basic high school algebra, linear quadratic functions and elementary analytic geometry.
Students who do not have the above-mentioned background may still take PUMP and do well provided they are prepared to work extra hard, especially in the first three weeks .
PUMP focuses on the mathematical background needed for entry-level university science courses, expanding and developing relevant skills and techniques of reasoning. It includes a thorough review of primary algebraic, geometric and trigonometric results and methods as well as an introduction to the fundamental ideas underlying calculus, its elementary properties and applications.
PUMP provides the necessary mechanical foundations upon which the greater generality and abstraction of university mathematics is based.
PUMP is a non-credit course; it eliminates the stress associated with competing for grades and allows each student to fully concentrate on his/her own critical shortcomings.
PUMP participants will be exposed to an inside view of what to expect in their future university math courses, how to cope with the demands of courses, and what their prospects are.
The winter PUMP session of 2015 will run on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm once a week (this may change). The summer PUMP session of 2015 will run in the evenings of Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Students are encouraged to attend one of the listed tutorial. Additional problem solving and quizzes will take place in these sessions.
PUMP has regularly scheduled tests and quizzes that reflect university standards. Students will have the opportunity to measure their own progress throughout the course. At the end of the program, each student will receive a written assessment of his/her performance.
|Sessions||Days||Course Start Date||Course End Date||Registration Opens||Registration
|Summer 2015||Mondays & Wednesdays||June 29, 2015
||August 19, 2015
||*April 27, 2015 (changed)
||**extended to June 24, 2015
|Winter 2016||Wednesdays||January 13, 2016||April 6, 2016||October 26, 2015||December 1, 2015|
|Sessions||Lectures||Tutorials||Math Aid Centre||Quizzes|
|Summer 2015||Mondays and Wednesdays
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Locations sent by email to registered students.
|Group 1: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm;
Group 2: Wednesdays 2:00-4:00pm;
|TBA||(Included in Lecture Sessions)|
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: TBA (see map below)*
||(Included in Lecture Sessions)|
LOCATIONS of LECTURES AND TUTORIALS:
Locations of lectures will be sent to registered students by email.
LOCATIONS of LECTURES AND TUTORIALS:
Winter 2015 Textbook: Precalculus, Enhanced WebAssign Edition (with Mathematics and Science Printed Access Card and Start Smart), 6th edtion. The ISBN# for the bundle is 9781133594765. Please note as well that we have a special price in place for this bundle for U of T so it is important that this ISBN is the one that is ordered.
Summer 2015 Textbook: TBA
Winter 2016 Textbook: TBA
The fee is $600.00
You can get a copy of the Registration form at the bottom of this page.
Complete the Registration form and submit it with your payment to the address on the form. Payment can be made by certified cheque or money order only. Certified cheques and money orders should be made payable to "PUMP-University of Toronto". The fee is not tax-deductible.
Summer Partial Refund Deadline Date - July 13, 2015
Winter Partial Refund Deadline Date - January 27, 2016
If you withdraw from the Summer 2015 session of PUMP by July 13, 2015, $500.00 will be refunded. If you withdraw from the Winter 2016 session of PUMP by January 27, 2016, $500.00 will be refunded. You must inform the office of your plans to withdraw as soon as you decide. Non-attendance is not accepted as proof of withdrawal. Please budget a minimum of two weeks for receipt of refund cheque.
No refunds of any kind will be made after the deadline date.
Bursary assistance is available for current University of Toronto students based on financial need.
Criteria to apply for bursaries:
-Bursary applicants must be returning or newly-admitted students to U of T (non-U of T students are NOT eligible).
-Returning students must be eligible to register (must not be suspended).
-Newly-admitted students must have accepted an offer of admission and must have registered in the Fall/Winter session (enrolled in courses and paid/deferred fees for the Fall/Winter).
-The student must demonstrate financial need.
-The student must present valid reasons for taking the course.
-The student must not have fees owing to U of T.
To apply for bursary assistance, please pick up a form at the main office BA 6290 - Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street, Room 6290. The application deadline is June 5, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. Please note that assistance is not guaranteed and bursaries are not offered in the winter session.
Are you coming from out-of-town? Do you need accommodations?
If you require accommodation for the duration of PUMP, please contact the University of Toronto Housing Service at:
Department of Mathematics
40 St. George Street, room BA 6290
Please fill out the form found at the bottom of this page. The registration fee is by certified cheque or money order only - payable to "PUMP-University of Toronto".
The form and the payment can be submitted to:
Department of Mathematics
University of Toronto
40 St. George Street, Room 6290
Toronto, ON M5S 2E4
Last Updated: April 30, 2015