Welcome to Jacob’s Online Help Desk for Math 139 Calculus with PreCalculus at McGill (Fall 2020), taught by Profs. Sean Bibby &nd Sidney Trudeau with J-Sesh. Here you can get in touch with me and find information about my sessions.
- Everything you need you know about Math 139
This is an incredibly satisfying class to teach because I have the opportunity to help you understand some of the most important foundational concepts in calculus. Sometimes there are students who have never felt they had any real success in math, previously, who end up developing an appreciation for the material when they start to see that they can actually understand it and succeed in their class.
If you are already managing to find answers, I’ll help you develop your mathematical reasoning and help you focus on the most important concepts; concepts which will return over and over (and over!) again in future classes. Without someone to help you identify this important material, it’s easy to get lost in the large mass of topics. Not to mention that it feels great to get to later classes and have the content seem easier and easier while everyone else is struggling more and more. It all starts with this class!
- About Math 139 sessions with Jacob
My Math 139 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!).