Readiness Quizzes
Most university study requires Maths skills  although different courses require different knowledge. You won't be taught the basics as part of your undergraduate degree, so it is essential that you have the right skills for your course before you start your study.
Use the links below to access quizzes that will check your skills. The quizzes will help you to be sure you enrol in the right Maths paper for your skill level.





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Basic University Maths skills

You'll encounter maths along the way; this quiz will give you a good idea of core knowledge you are expected to have.

Do this quiz if you want to check your basic maths knowledge.

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Business General Maths

Even if you're not majoring in a maths based subject (e.g. Accounting, Finance), there will be quite a bit of maths as part of your degree.

Do this quiz if you are enrolling in a BBS or BAcc.
Example papers that require this level:
 115.106 Economics
 115.105 Fundamentals of Finance
 115.101 Statistics for Business

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Sciences: General Maths

Even if you're majoring in a general area you'll need a good understanding of maths, including algebra, for a number of your papers. 16 credits in NCEA level 2 Maths are recommended.

Do this quiz if you're enrolling in a BSc or another degree that includes Maths.
Example papers that require this level:
 160.103 Methods of Mathematics
 161.131 Mathematics for Business
 123.101 Chemistry and Living Systems
 161.120 Introductory Statistics
 160.103 Methods of Mathematics

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Sciences: Advanced Maths

If you are studying a degree with a significant mathematical component you are expected to have 16 credits in NCEA level 3 Maths with Calculus, or the equivalent.

Do this quiz if you are studying Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or Engineering.
Example papers that require this level:
 160.111 Mathematics 1A
 123.102 Chemistry and the Material World
 124.101 Physics 1A
 228.171 Engineering Mathematics 1A

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We have provided links to online Maths help on the MathsFirst website, should you need it.
Online Maths help
