calculus

Final Exam Mastery Prep for McGill Math Classes

… are on their way! Registration is now open for the Math 133 Linear Algebra and Geometry Final Exam Prep Sessions, as well as Math 122 Calculus for Management. See the Math 133 and Math 122 pages, respectively, to register: spots are limited, so register right away to guarantee your spot – you’ll be glad you did!

Registration for Math 139, Math 140, Math 263 and Math 315 will be up in the next couple days, followed shortly thereafter by Math 222 and Math 262 – so check back soon if you’re counting on joining us for those sessions!

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Math 139 Quiz 3

Math 139 Homepage & Registration Form

This ~2.5h session will cover everything you need to know to ace your third quiz. The focus will be entirely on solving representative quiz-level problems. We will briefly review the necessary theory in an easy-to-understand way, and then see how it applies to the types of questions you can expect to see on your quiz. Despite the brief summaries of the theory, it is expected that students come prepared and with a basic familiarity with the material – the focus will be on probelm-solving.

Topics covered will include: infinite limits; asymptotes; limit-definition of the derivative; rules for differentiation; advanced application of product, chain and quotient rules; implicit differentation; tangent lines; horizontal tangency; application to position, velocity and acceleration, as well as special limits. Click here to go to the Math139.com registration page.

Cost: $25 for non-weekly members who register before 9pm Friday; $30 before 5pm Saturday; $35 afterwards, or without a deposit, or at the door (pending space); $20 for weekly members (before Friday 9pm).

Special offer: attend the Quiz 3 Mastery Prep Session + Math 139 Mastery Lecture #7 (advanced differentiation: product & chain rule and the general exponential function) for only $45 (for registration before 5pm Friday), $40 afterwards – limited to 4 spots.

Deposit: to confirm their spot, non-weekly members are required to make a 50% non-refundable deposit. This allows us to guarantee a small group setting where students are able to participate and ask questions.

Deposits can be sent by PayPal or e-transfer to Jacob.Beaudry@mail.mcgill.ca. Via PayPal, please include in the note that it is a non-refundable deposit. Via e-transfer, make the question “Calculus Quiz 3” and the answer “math139” (all lower case, no spaces). Payment can also be made in person between 1-5pm in M3-37A on Saturday.

Math 262 Written A2 Workshop

Math 262 Intermediate Calc for Engineers Wednesday Feb. 18th 6:30-8:30pm: a special session looking at the material from A2 to help you whip through the assignment and really understand the material. $25 for non-weekly members for a 2h session covering the entire assignment; $20 for weekly members. Register below or on the Math 262 page.

Math 141: Quiz 2 Prep

UPDATE: Additional Quiz 2 Prep Session on Sunday 11am-1pm. Due to high interest, a repeat of the quiz 2 prep session has been scheduled for Sunday 11am-1pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!

McGill Math 141, Cal 2 – it’s that time again. Quiz 2 is coming up next week & covers a lot more topics that quiz one. So if you need help with substitutions; integration by-parts, combinations of the two; trig-integrals or volumes of revolution, or just want to get that extra edge on the material so you can ace the quiz, then this is the place to start.

Quiz #2 Prep Session

Saturday Feb. 14th, 5:00-7:00pm (M3-37A; $25/$20*): this 2h session will whip through the concepts and theory included in the second quiz and focus on solving a number of highly representative problems based on quizzes from the previous years (drawing on a bank of >10 years): substitution; by-parts (and combinations of both); trig-integrals & volumes of revolution. Acing quizzes right from the start is an easy way to take off some of the pressure on the final exam. Space is limited and sessions are usually full within 12h of posting. *$25 for non-weekly members; $20 for fully-paid weekly members.

Math 141 Weekly Tutorial  #6: Trig Integrals & Trig-Subs

Sunday Feb. 15th, 3-5pm (M3-37A): This will be yet another awesome session covering the concepts and theory associated with the intimidating topic of trigonometric integrals *and* integration via trigonometric-substitution. A clear breakdown of the trig integrals will drastically simplify all those integrals that seem unrelated, & my own unique method of identifying and executing trig subs will actually have you looking forward to these questions on the quiz & final exam! As a special promotion: register for both the weekly tutorial and the quiz prep for only $40.

Math 141: Tutorial, Quiz Prep & WebWork #1

McGill Math 141, Cal 2, this is your week to get things moving! Three sessions to help you recover from the busyness of the start of term, get ready for that first quiz, take care of that first webwork and keep up with the material so far! & it’ll be e-z! Full details and registration on the Math 141 page.

Weekly Tutorial #2: Definite Integrals & the FTC

Friday Jan. 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm (M3-37A; $35/$40/$50*): this will be the second of 12 weekly tutorials covering all the theory and concepts from Math 141. We’ll be focusing on evaluating definite integrals and their relationship to FTC, as well as developing you intuitive understanding of the FTC. Detailed notes with fully developed solutions to highly representative practice problems included. *Registration and full details about pricing options on the Math 141 page.

Quiz #1 Prep Session

Saturday Jan. 24th, 1:00-3:00pm (M3-37A; $20/$15*): this 2h session will whip through the concepts and theory covered by the first quiz and focus on solving a number of highly representative problems based on quizzes from the previous years (drawing on a bank of >10 years). Acing quizzes right from the start is an easy way to take off some of the pressure on the final exam. Space is limited. *$20 for non-weekly members; $15 for fully-paid weekly members. Register on the Math 141 page.

WebWork #1 Workshop: No More Tears

Sunday Jan. 25th, 1-3pm (M3-37A; $20/$15*): a 2h session that will whip through problems that are structurally identical to your webwork problems, explaining the theory along the way. You won’t need Wolfram or Yahoo to answer your questions after this session. Save yourself the hours of banging your head against the wall & scouring the internet and get your assignment done quickly (while actually understanding it!). *$20 for non-weekly members; $15 for fully-paid weekly members. Register on the Math 141 page.

Multivariable Calculus

McGill Math 262 and Math 222, it’s finally your turn – Mastery Sessions start Friday! A super efficient way to review all the material and prepare yourself for the final. Here are the details. Register on the Math 222 or Math 262 pages.

Mastery 1: – Infinite Series, Vectors & Parametric Functions –

Friday Dec. 12th, 6:30-9:30pm (M3-37A; $60*): in this three hour session, we’ll review the techniques for finding Taylor, MacLaurin & Power-Series expansions; focusing on representative exam-level practice problems. Come knowing how to handle basic power series & learn the methods and tricks for advanced questions. We’ll also review solutions to standard vector-geometry problems that have appeared on past finals. Finally, the end of the session will focus on the manipulation of parametric functions (integrals; derivatives; arclength; curvature; torsion; radius of curvature T/B/N etc). You should be familiar with the definitions and their basic application. This session is a great way to refresh on the first half of the class in 3h so you can focus on the multivariable content.  *Discounts available, see below for details. Register on the Math 222 or Math 262 pages.

Mastery 2: Partial Diff, Multivariate Chain Rule, Implicit Diff & Applications

Saturday Dec. 13th, 1:00-4:00pm (M3-37A; $60*): in this second three hour session, we’ll shift into genuine multivariable mode: looking at exam-level chain-rule and implicit diff questions as well as applications of partial differentiation, including finding tangent planeslinearization; identifying critical points of a multivariate function and classifying the extrema of bivariate functions. As with all mastery sessions, the emphasis will be placed on solving exam-level examples and basic familiarity with the theory is assumed. *Discounts available, see below for details. Register on the Math 222 or Math 262 pages.

Mastery 3:  Constrained Optimization (Lagrange) and Multiple Integrals

Sunday Dec. 14th, 5-8pm (M3-37A; $60*): in this third three hour session, we’ll look at exam-level constraint problems requiring the method of Lagrange multipliers, with an emphasis on solving the associated non-linear system of equations (many examples will be provided to help with this process). The rest of the session will focus on multiple integrals requiring iterative methods or change of variable & applications thereof. Emphasis will be placed on advanced exam-level problems. Be sure to know how to compute the Jacobian of a change of coordinates, assuming the substitution is provide. Familiarity with polar coordinates is very helpful. *Discounts available, see below for details. Register on the Math 222 or Math 262 pages.

Mastery 4:  Full Review – Mock Exam

Monday Dec. 15th, 4-7pm (M3-37A; $60): This last session will attempt to recreate some of the stress of the exam by presenting you with a mock final in an exam-like setting. Some of the stress of your exam will be approximated by providing an insufficient amount of time to solve the questions, where your goal will be to identify the correct method and setup the appropriate equations and/or anticipate the general form of the solution; we will then solve the questions together. Questions will not be grouped by theory nor content, but will reflect the realistic structure of the exam. Additional variations on each question may be provided, where needed, to help you practice sections that proved most challenging.  *Discounts available, see below for details. Register on the Math 222 or Math 262 pages.

Discounts:

It’s simple: the more review you get, the better you’ll do, so for every additional session you register for, the deal gets better:

  • 1 session: $60 for 3h, i.e. $20/h – including notes and practice problems;
  • 2 sessions: $120 $110 for 6h, i.e. $18/h – including notes (for each session);
  • 3 sessions: $180 $150 for 9h, i.e. $16.5/h (!)- including notes (for each session);
  • 4 sessions: $240 $180 for 12h, i.e. $15/h (!!) – including notes (for each session).

Discounts will be applied automatically, additional details and information will be provided in the confirmation email you receive upon registration. Register on the Math 222 or Math 262 pages.

139 Quiz 4

McGill Math 139 Quiz 4 Prep:

Update: the session is now full & registration has been closed.

This Thursday we’ll meet for ~2h (starting at 7pm) to run through a ton of problems to prep you for the last quiz. Space is limited and registration is first-come, first-served. The session will be $25 if you RSVP, $30 at the door (though I don’t expect there will be room).

McGill Math 122 Calculus for Management Fall 2014 Final

They’re here: the best final review & prep sessions for MATH 122 Calculus for Management Students at McGill! We don’t run a “crash course” aimed at helping you just scrape by, we run mastery sessions that assume you’re familiar with the basics, and so aim to help you understand the subtleties that come up in advanced, exam-level applications so you can understand and succeed. Space is limited, registration is first-come, first-served. Additional dates will be added if there is sufficient interest. See below for descriptions of each of the sessions and information about available discounts.

Mastery 1:  Tuesday Nov. 25th, 6-9pm ($60*)

In this three hour session, we’ll review the application of derivatives to consumer and producer surplus; the optimization of various systems modelled using a single variable; related rates of time-dependent systems, linear-approximation, and the basics of curve-sketching. Each of these sections has a few fairly representative types of problems which, if mastered, will prepare you for related material on your final. Additional practice problems will be provided so that you can get lots of practice with these types of questions well before the exam. *Discounts available, see below for details.

Mastery 2:  Friday Nov. 28th, 5:30-8:30pm ($60*)

In this second three hour session, we’ll look at exam-level questions requiring implicit differentiation (tangent lines; second derivatives, and in combination with related rates). We’ll also practice dealing with advanced derivatives (logarithmic differentiation; general-exponential differentiation; advanced chain-rule with product rule etc); the limit-definition of the derivative; limits themselves – especially as applied to full curve-sketching questions. Additional practice problems, representative of exam-level material will be provided for additional practice. *Discounts available, see below for details.

Mastery 3:  Friday Dec. 5th, 5:30-8:30pm ($60*)

In this third three hour session, we’ll take your integration skills to the next level; helping you identify the correct method of integration and how to approach every integral systematically. Then, we’ll look a large sampling of exam-level improper integrals, including a list of ”classic” questions that you should know how to solve. Finally, we’ll solve some advanced area & volume-of-revolution questions. As with all the other sessions, additional practice problems will be provided. *Discounts available, see below for details.

Mastery 4:  Saturday Dec. 6th, 4:30-7:30pm ($60*)

This last session will attempt to recreate some of the stress you experience during the exam by limiting the amount of time you have to solve challenging questions from all the topics of the class, presented as they would be in your exam. Emphasis will be placed on efficient strategies, pattern recognition and identifying your weakest points so that you can focus your studying most effectively in the last days before your final. The session will follow the form of a past final and variations on those problems will be provided for additional practice. *Discounts available, see below for details.

Discounts:

It’s simple: the more review you get, the better you’ll do, so for every additional session you register for, you save $10:

  • 1 session: $60 for 3h, including notes and practice problems;
  • 2 sessions: $110 for 6h, including notes and practice problems (for each session);
  • 3 sessions: $160 for 9h, including notes and practice problems (for each session);
  • 4 sessions: $210 for 12h, including notes and practice problems (for each session).

Discounts will be applied automatically, additional details and information will be provided in the confirmation email you receive upon registration.

 

MATH 139 Quiz 3 Review

McGill Math 139 Quiz 3 prep this Thursday: two hours dedicated to solving lots of problems from the (numerous!) sections covered recently. We’ll be following the outline provided by your professor very closely. Only $20 for the 2h, register below – don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!

 

 

MATH 222 – Assignment 3

A workshop for the cal 3 written assignment

McGill MATH 222 Cal 3 students: an assignment due 2 nights after the midterm?! They must really love  you guys :D Thursday night we’ll be running a workshop covering questions exactly parallel to your written assignment: $15 for 1.5h – save yourself the wasted time & unnecessary frustration, it’s really not so bad when properly explained. RSVP using the link below:

Thursday Nov. 6th, 2014 4:30-6pm in M3-37F; $15 for 1.5h