The Department of Mathematics strongly urges entering students to thoroughly review all of the material presented in this website. Placement into an appropriate mathematics course at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus requires your active participation.

Because our entering students have a wide variety of mathematical backgrounds and abilities, the Department of Mathematics offers a variety of mathematics courses for incoming freshmen. Our goal is the proper placement of each freshman into an appropriate mathematics course, based on each student's ability and program of study. We believe the responsibility of registering a student for the correct course is shared between the University and the student.

Mathematics Placement Evaluation

The Department of Mathematics has two evaluation instruments available for first-semester, incoming students, both with similar content:

  • The Mathematics Online Evaluation (MOE)
  • On-Campus Evaluation (during first-semester registration, for students who have not taken MOE)


The Mathematics Department, with encouragement and support from other University departments, has developed and implemented a math online placement tool available for all incoming, accepted, first-year students.

Advantages of MOE:

  • Can be taken at home or wherever you are most comfortable
  • Get your schedule before arriving on campus

Mathematics Placement Evaluation Topics:

Many topics from high school mathematics are included on the placement evaluation. The questions are chosen from:

  • Beginning algebra
  • Intermediate algebra
  • Advanced algebra
  • Pre-calculus
  • Trigonometry

There are no calculus topics on the placement evaluation. However, if your result on the MOE places you into introductory calculus and you have previously studied a year of calculus, you may discuss alternative course placement with your academic advisor.

Partial List of Topics You May Review for the Test:

  • Polynomial algebra
  • Properties of exponents
  • Algebraic fractions
  • Logarithms
  • Solving equations and inequalities
  • Direct and inverse variation
  • Real and complex numbers
  • Radians
  • Functions
  • Graphing
  • Exponential expressions and functions
  • Linear systems of equations
  • Solving algebra word problems
  • Conics
  • Basic right triangle trigonometry
  • Vectors
  • Graphing various trigonometric functions
  • Trigonometric identities
  • Inverse trigonometric functions
  • The unit circle
  • Solving trigonometric equations
  • Polar coordinates
  • The trigonometric form of complex numbers

Mathematics Awareness Program (MAP)

Accurate placement using MOE and course work tailored to the individual student offer the greatest chance for success in mathematics and subsequent ERAU courses. However, sometimes a student gets placed in a non-math credit course (MA 004 or MA 006) for remediation. These two classes offer the mathematical foundation necessary to succeed in college-credited math classes at ERAU. Please see Debbie Edwards for further information regarding the remedial math classes.


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