Next BC Calculus Assignment(s) (for those working ahead)

Optional ExplorationNo idea what a Matrix is, let alone what Matrix Algebra (a.k.a. Linear Algebra - MATH 308 or AMATH 352 at UW) is?  Tab for that.

Optional ReadingThings I wish I knew about UW (before I went to UW).

Optional Watching: Student Loans Explained

Optional Reading: What do you wish someone had told you before college?

Optional ReadingMistakes Freshmen Make / UW Focused

 

Thursday 6/13/2019 and on into the future...

Further Study:

Move onto 11.5 and 11.6.

Move onto 11.6 and 11.7.

After three weeks of 3rd quarter calculus at the University level, you might face a 50 minute midterm covering Chapters 11 AND 12 like:

Math 126 D - Spring 2015 - Midterm 1 (posted in UW Exams and Detailed Solutions)

Correct with: Math 126 D - Spring 2015 - Midterm 1 - Solutions (posted in UW Exams and Detailed Solutions)

or

Math 126 C - Spring 2014 - Midterm 1 (posted in UW Exams and Detailed Solutions)

Correct with: Math 126 C - Spring 2014 - Midterm 1 - Solutions (posted in UW Exams and Detailed Solutions

After ten weeks of 3rd quarter calculus at the University level, you might face a three hour final exam like:

Math 126, Final Exam, Spring 2014 (posted in UW Exams and Detailed Solutions)

Correct with: Math 126, Final Exam, Spring 2014, Detailed Solutions (posted in UW Exams and Detailed Solutions)

 

General University of Washington Calculus/Chemistry/Physics/Statistics/Accounting Advice (similar advice applies to studying those subjects at other schools):

1) Attend every lecture, quiz section, etc.  Close the laptop and take real notes.  Make ample use of youtube for supplemental lecture material.

2) Attempt every homework problem as soon as possible.  Go to an office hour or study center to get EVERY question answered IMMEDIATELY.  Procrastination = downward grade trajectory.

3) Make appropriate use of the campus tutoring and study centers: Math Study Center Information / Chemistry Study Center Information / Physics Study Center Information / Statistics Study Center Information / CLUE (for the night owls) / Foster Instructional Tutoring Center (FIT)

4) Instructional Center - Special: IC Requires Qualification & Application - The IC is meant for "under-represented minority, first-generation college and economically disadvantaged students."  Use the IC if you qualify!

5) Don't isolate yourself.  Study groups and accessing TA/Professor office hours can help your understanding of the material a tremendous amount.

6) Work through as many previously released exams as possible for each course.

Math 125 UW (2nd Quarter Calculus); Example Math 125 SyllabiLoveless 125 Section Updated Version (just look at all those resources)

Math 126 UW (3rd Quarter Calculus); Example Math 126 SyllabiLoveless 126 Section / Updated Version (just look at all those resources)

7) What about non-academic struggles?  Link.

Student Loans Explained - Be sure to understand what you are getting into with student loans and how you will eventually pay them back.

 

Preparation for UW Math 126 (Sample Schedule for Math 126):

0) Buy a Ti-30x IIS Calculator.  From the UW Website: "THIS IS THE ONLY CALCULATOR MODEL ALLOWED ON EXAMS."

1) Work through 7.5, 7.6, 8.3, and 8.4.  Find your own powerpoint notes.  Find your own youtube videos.

2) Now you are ready for Math 125 Final ExamsExam #1 / Solutions #1 / MANY Exams.  When you are confident on scoring 85%+ raw on those exams (with one 8''x11'' page of notes and a scientific calculator!), move on to Math 126.

3) Work through 11.1-11.7 & 12.1-12.5.  Find your own lecture notes.  Find your own youtube videos.

When the Calculus Book Solutions Tab fails you, switch to calcchat.com and focus on odd problems only.

4) Now you are ready for Math 126 Midterm Exam #1sExam #1 / Solutions #1 / Exam #2 / Solutions #2 / MANY Exams.  When you are confident on scoring 85%+ raw on those exams under timed conditions (50 Minutes Only!), move on to 13.1.  Recently, most professors have allowed one 8''x11'' page of notes.

5) Work through 13.1-14.5.  Focus on odd problems and use calcchat.com.  Find your own lecture notes.  Find your own youtube videos.

6) Now you are ready for Math 126 Midterm Exam #2sMANY Exams.  When you are confident on scoring 85%+ raw on those exams (with your page of notes) under timed conditions (50 Minutes Only!), it is time for Taylor Series review!  Many former KW students found this portion of Math 126 the most relaxing.

7)  Work through 9.1-9.10.  Use UW's Taylor Series Notes and/or use our notes from earlier in the year!  Find your own youtube videos and/or use our links from earlier in the year!

8) Now you are ready for Math 126 Final ExamsExam #1 / Solutions #1 / MANY Exams.  When you are confident on scoring 85%+ raw on those exams (with one 8''x11'' page of notes!), you should be able to get higher than a 2.8 in Math 126.  Beat that median.  Good luck!

 

Want to work even farther ahead?

BC Calculus Book Assignments for the Entire Year

BC Calculus Video Links for the Entire Year