Welcome to the page for Math 122 at McGill!
This is very satisfying class to teach because a good teacher in a smaller learning environment can make a huge difference.
Although the class starts off pretty slow and easy, don’t be fooled: Math 122 packs all the concepts of what is usually a 2-semester course, and the concepts build throughout the semester. A solid foundation that includes problem solving skills and a thorough understanding of the material is critical for success in the entire course; however, this isn’t obvious from the outset, when Uncle Wolfram seems to be able to offer all the answers!
As a result, you can be blindsided by the volume of material in the class, just a few weeks after the Midterm, and then there isn’t time to go back and master the earlier material while keeping up with the new. In light of this common experience, I will help you master the earlier material and focus on points that will make the later material easier to understand and integrate. This way, by the time the toughest topics arrive, you are already familiar with them and generally don’t struggle at all.
Whether you join the weekly sessions or not, if you want to do well in this class, push yourself to really understand the early topics and concepts. Don’t be satisfied with just being able to get the right answer for your WebWork assignments, that won’t be enough. Mastering the first half of the class will not only make the second half easier to learn, but will make the end of the semester much less stressful for you, leaving you with more time to focus on other classes.
Beyond the Weekly Mastery Lectures that I offer, I will also run, if there is sufficient interest, WebWork Workshops, Midterm Mastery Prep and Final Exam Mastery Prep to accompany you all along the semester.