In your Canvas announcements you will see that I have laid out a provisional plan for the remaining assessment.

There is a lot of information and tasks in this announcement but that is to account for the fact that people have got more or less work done on MATH6040 up to now. It is my advice to try and find 7 hours per week for MATH6040, and spend that time on it. Work your way down through this announcement. If you do not get all the tasks done, that is no problem, the plan is designed so that you can catch up in time (e.g. there will be no new material in Weeks 11, 12, or 13).

I am trying to cover all the material by the end of Easter, and then we can focus on supporting your learning for the remaining assessment. Depending on your circumstances, it might make more sense for you to to get learning front-loaded, or do the remaining learning (all based on Chapter 4), a little closer to the Chapter 4 assessment. Personally, I think keeping up with the learning as it comes is the way to go, but this might not be possible for you.

If you have been engaging with the learning tasks, great, however if this is not the case for you, it is not too late to get on top of all the material and the plan below is designed for such students

The first assessment will take place 19:30 Tuesday 14 April 2020 and is based on Chapter 2: Matrices. More information below. The other assessments are provisionally set for 28 April (Chapter 3), 12 May (Chapter 4), and 19 May (Chapter 1). The following plan is designed around these. 

Keep in mind at all times:

“Any and all work, submitted at any time, will receive feedback.”

“Do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer all queries in the morning but sometimes I may respond sooner.”

Easter Week 1 to Sunday 12 April

Revision for Matrices Test

As outlined in an announcement:

This test is worth 25% and will become available at 19:30 Tuesday 14 April, at which point you may download the question paper.

You will be asked to write down your answers, carefully labeling parts. The assessment runs from 19:30 to 20:30. The assessment is designed to be completed in 30 minutes, and there is a very generous 15 minutes allocated to submitting your work to Canvas. There is an additional 15 minutes grace period due to the remote nature of this assessment. Therefore you have until 20:30 to submit your work on Canvas. You can use the hour however you want but no submissions will be accepted after 20:30.

There exists a Summer MATH6040 exam paper, and the test consists precisely of the Matrices question on that exam. Hence why the test is designed to take 30 minutes.

I will have more practical advice in next week’s announcement, for now focus on learning.

Here is some video (33 minutes) of me doing the Matrices exam question on p.223-224 of the manual. The best thing for revision would be to look at Matrices exercises in the manual. These can be found on p.73, 77, 80, 86, 92, 102; and you will want to be comfortable with all the statements in the Chapter Summary on p.105.

Any work you do can be submitted to Matrices Revision Exercises by Easter Saturday and will receive feedback Easter Sunday.

This ‘assignment’ has a due date of Easter Saturday. I have chosen this date so that you receive your feedback two days before the assessment.

If possible, submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Further exercises may be found under the CIT Exam Papers portal, under MATH6040, under MATH.

Catch Up

If you are prepared for the Matrices assessment, my recommendation is do as much catch up as you can on Week 8, Week 9, and Week 10. The Week 10 exercises may be submitted up to 8 April, and any work other work you do can be submitted via Canvas email.

Lectures

If you are prepared for the Matrices assessment, and all caught up on the other learning, and you want to frontload your learning, there are about 53 minutes of lectures here. You should schedule about 1.5 hours to watch them and take the notes in your manual. You need this extra time above 53 minutes because you will want to pause me.

Exercises

If you have any time left (ideally you should aim to spend 7 hours per week on MATH6040 over the course of the semester) you can try the following

  • p.190, Q. 1-7
  • p.193, Q. 1-5

These can be submitted to Easter Week 1 Exercises by midnight Wednesday 15 April. If possible, submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Easter Week 2 to Sunday 19 April

Revision for Differentiation Test

As outlined in an announcement:

PROVISIONAL 60 minute, 25% Further Differentiation Test, 19:30 Tuesday 28 April 2020

This test will examine Chapter 3. A Summer 2020 paper was written, and this test will comprise of Q. 3 from that exam. The question comprises 25% of that exam, and that translates to 30 minutes of exam time. I will extend this to 45 minutes and allow 15 minutes to upload. 

If you have not yet done so, you will be advised to undertake the Week 8 and Week 9 learning, and also take a look at the video for the derivative of inverse sine.

I plan to have a video of me doing the Differentiation exam question on p. 224-224 of the manual.

You will be advised to do Differentiation exercises in the manual. These can be found on p. 111, 123, 128, 136, 151, 157; and you will want to be comfortable with all the material in the Chapter Summary on p.160-1.

You will be invited to submit any work you do for feedback. I may have two due dates. Perhaps Sunday 19 April and Saturday 25 April.

Catch Up

If you have time, you will be advised to catch up on Week 10, and Easter Week 1.

Lectures

There will be a final tranch of lectures. Perhaps about one hour’s worth and you will be invited to do exercises.

The remaining plans are provisional. No more new material from here.

Week 11 to 26 April

Will consist of more differentiation revision, and catch up.

Week 12 to 3 May

Provisionally, the 25% Differentiation Assessment will take place on Tuesday evening. After this you will be invited to catch up on integration (Week 10, Week Easter 1, Week Easter 2). I will do a video based on Q. 4, on p.226 of your manual.

Week 13 to 10 May

Focus on integration.

Week 14 to 17 May

Provisionally, the 25% Integration Assessment will take place Tuesday evening 12 May. After this you will be invited to do revision on Vectors. I will do a video based on Q. 1, on p.222 of your manual.

Week 15 to 24 May

Provisionally, the 10% Vectors Assessment will take place Tuesday evening 19 May.