The MSU Developmental Mathematics Program provides students with the tools they need to become proficient and independent learners of mathematics with the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to succeed both academically and personally. All Developmental Mathematics courses at Morehead State University are taught in theDepartment of Mathematics and Physics.

Student Goals:

Prepare for a general education math course

Communicate accurately and effectively

Think and reason analytically

Function responsibly in the natural, social and technological environment

Which math course
should I take?

Incoming students who have an ACT subtest score in mathematics
of less than 19 are required to take either the COMPASS Math or the KYOTE
placement test. The KYOTE placement test is administered through the Department
of Mathematics and Physics. For information about taking the KYOTE test, call
606-783-2930. The COMPASS math test is a multiple-choice test which will
identify the math skills students need to succeed in college-level courses. It
focuses on skills students will need in pre-algebra, algebra, college algebra,
geometry and trigonometry.

Morehead State offers three college readiness courses in
mathematics. Pre-Algebra (MATH 090) enhances logical reasoning and helps
students develop methods of solving and graphing linear equations and problems
involving real-life applications. Beginning Algebra (MATH 091) helps students
improve their mathematical foundation by helping students further develop
logical thinking and problem solving skills. The final college readiness math
course, Intermediate Algebra (MATH 093), prepares students to take College
Algebra, which is a required course for many degrees.

Students whose ACT Math score is less than 19 must enroll in MATH 090, followed
by MATH 091. Students who scored a 19 on the Math ACT should enroll in MATH
093.