LSP 120 -
Mathematical and Technological Literacy I (MTL I)
The purpose of the MTL courses at DePaul University is to help students to become confident and critical users of quantitative information. These courses address the growing need for quantitative and computer literacy in the face of an enormous expansion in the use of quantitative methods and information in the social and physical sciences as well as daily life.
Testing Out of MTL I
If you feel you already know the material in MTL I, it is possible to take a proficiency exam to test out of this course. If you feel that you also know the material in MTL II, you may take a separate proficiency exam to test out of MTL II. The testing guidelines are as follows:
You may take the proficiency exam at anytime; however, if you are registered for the course and want to add/drop, you must take the test during the first week of the start of classes (or the first two days of the start of classes in the summer).
Students make not take the proficiency exam if the course is listed on their official transcript.
The proficiency exam consists of 9 problems (with multiple parts) that cover most of the topics listed below.
To successfully complete the requirement for MTL I, a score of at least 70% is required.
The proficiency exam is taken in SAC 288 by appointment. Please contact Ozlem Elgun Tillman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (773) 325-4663.
There is a strict time limit of two hours for each exam.
You can bring and use your own calculator. There is a scientific calculator available on the computer you will use.
The QR center reports these scores to your college office.
This exam may be taken only once.
If you are enrolled in the class when you pass the proficiency exam, you must drop the class (generally through Campus Connect). Students who drop the class after the add/drop deadline will receive a W on their transcript. If the exempted course is not officially dropped before the drop deadline, the grade given by the instructor based on class performance will appear on your official transcript. For important dates see: http://oaa.depaul.edu/what/calendar.jsp.
If you pass the proficiency exam, you will not receive course credit, but will have satisfied MTL I requirement.
For the test, you will be required to show your DePaul ID card.
If you have any other questions, please contact Ozlem Elgun Tillman at email@example.com or call (773) 325-4663. You may also stop by SAC 288.
Study Guide for MTL I
As part of MTL I, you are expected to be proficient in the following math concepts and Excel skills. To assist you in your review, we have attached notes and practice questions along with the percentage of problems covering that topic on the exam.
|Absolute and Relative Quantities
& Basic Excel Skills (42%)
|Creating Effective Graphs (7%)|
|Linear Modeling - Trendlines (17%)|
|Exponential Modeling (12%)|
Savings Accounts (Compound Interest)
& APY (10%)