Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

Common Math Tracking Courses


Traditional Courses

Math 112 College Algebra 3 cr.
Math 113 Trigonometry 3 cr.
Math 114 Precalculus 
5 cr.
Math 221 Calculus 5 cr.
Hybrid Courses

Math 171 Calc 1 with Precalc I
(only o ffered in Fall)
5 cr.
Math 217 Calc 1 with Precalc II
(only off ered in Spring)
5 cr.

Math 171 + Math 217 = Math 114 + Math 221

Course Contents of Math 171 and Math 217:
(may vary slightly from year to year)
Math 171
(available only in Fall) 

  • Basic Algebra
  • Functions and Graphs
  • Diff erentiation
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Applications of the Derivative
Math 217
(available only in Spring)

  • Indefi nite Integrals
  • Applications of Integrals
  • Trig Identities
  • Derivatives and Integrals involving Trig
  • Exponentials and Logs - Derivatives and Integrals
  • Conic Sections
Prerequisites for Math 171
To take the Math 171-217 sequence, you must place into either
  •  Math 114
  •  Math 112 (with ALG placement score above 500), or
  •  Math 113*
or have transfer credit for Math 112 or Math 113.
Who should take Math 171?
We recommend this sequence to students meeting the above criteria and either majoring in Engineering, or have seen calculus in a previous course.
Please speak to a math consultant or email if you have any questions.
*If your algebra subscore is signi cantly high (700 or more) then you may want to consider retaking the placement exam.
See a math consultant for details.

UW-Madison Department of Mathematics
Van Vleck Hall
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, Wi  53706

(608) 263-3054

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