LSU's Placement and Credit Exam for Trigonometry (Math 1022)

The placement exam for College Trigonometry (Math 1022) consists of 20 multiple choice questions taken from the topics listed below.

The TI-30XIIS (solar) or TI-30XIIB (battery) with a two-line display is the only calculator allowed for use on this placement test. No other calculators are allowed.

Formula sheets are not allowed when taking this exam.


  • Angles in degree and radian measure
  • Arc length and sector area
  • Right triangle definitions of the trigonometric functions
  • Applications in right triangles
  • Definitions of the trigonometric functions of general angles
  • Trigonometric functions of angles belonging to the π/3, π/4, π/6, and quadrantal angle families
  • The Unit Circle
  • Graphs and properties of the trigonometric functions
  • Inverse trigonometric functions
  • Trigonometric identities
  • Sum and difference formulas
  • Double-angle and half-angle formulas
  • Trigonometric equations
  • Law of Sines
  • Law of Cosines
  • Area of triangles
  • Polar coordinates and polar graphs