Math Insight

Overview of: Gateway exam practice

The Math 1241 gateway exam is designed to verify that you have master based algebra skills and so are poised to succeed with Math 1241. The exam is at a slightly higher level than the placement exam that was taken to qualify to take calculus, except without trigonometry. It emphasizes functions, variables, parameters, and inequalities.

The main components of the gateway exam are:

  1. Composition of functions
  2. Exponentiation
  3. Logarithms
  4. Linear equations
  5. Quadratic equations and other simple polynomial equations
  6. Inequalities

Practice gateway exam

This practice gateway exam is identical in form to the actual Gateway exam, except that you can immediately view your score and solutions to the problem. For both the practice and actual gateway exam, the problems are drawn randomly.

We strongly recommend you take many attempts at the practice gateway. You can generate additional attempts by clicking the button at the bottom of the exam. In this way, you will get a good feel for the types of problems that will appear on the exam and you will get practice entering your responses in the format that the computer can understand.

Follow this link to access the practice gateway exam. (It takes awhile to load.) At present, the link will work only if you are connected to the University of Minnesota network (or use a University's VPN).

You can also follow the link at the bottom of this page to an old version of the practice gateway exam, with virtually identical problems.

Points and due date summary

Total points: 10
Time limit: 50 minutes

Background pages

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