Welcome to Jacob’s Online Help Desk for Math 122 Calculus for Management at McGill (Fall 2020) taught by Prof. Jérôme Fortier. Here you can get in touch with me and find information about my sessions.
- Everything you need you know about Math 122
This is a 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. 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 interested in doing sessions with me 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.
- About Math 122 sessions with Jacob
My Math 122 sessions will help you master the concepts and theory presented in the course lectures. They include detailed, typeset notes that explain the terminology and notation. The notes are carefully designed as interactive documents that provide you with a chance to engage the material during the session so you can test your understanding, and also include representative, fully-solved problems and additional practice problems.
During our time working together, we will look at detailed, developed solutions, meant to illustrate different aspects of the material in a systematic, structured and easy-to-follow approach. Solutions are colour-coded to make it easy for you to see through the barrage of symbols and focus on the key concepts. It’ll also help you learn to structure your answers efficiently and effectively, so that the logic of the solution is clear to you (and the marker!).