Math 34: Exam Two
February 29, 2012 Leave a comment
As discussed on Monday, we will be having our second exam on Monday (March 5th). The exam will cover all of the material dealt with in HW#4, HW#5, and HW#6, which is sections 3.4-3.7, 4.1-4.5, and 5.1-5.5 from our textbook, respectively. As before, we will not be allowing calculators or notes while taking the exam, so concentrate on memorizing how to perform the various calculations quickly and accurately.
A word on memorization: Memorization has a place in mathematics, but it should not be a huge component of your intellectual edeavors in math 34. That is, until now we have not encountered many (if any) formulas that would require explicit memorization if the underlying concept is understood. If you find that you are struggling to remember how to perform the varied calculations, I recommend asking questions in class that might strengthen you understanding of the underlying mathematical concepts being performed in the calculation. Once you understand the concept, it is not really necessary (at this point in your development) to memorize much.