I hope everyone is managing to stay strong during this terrible time. I saw a model recently that predicted that NYC would hit its inflection point as soon as April 6 (one week away). This means that, in the big picture at least, things will get keep getting worse until then, but then they’ll start getting better. Other models predict other dates, but I’m finding small comfort that, even though it will still be some time before we can get back to normal, there’s a math reason that things will actually stop getting worse and start getting better. I know that inflection points won’t help those of you who are directly and personally impacted by this crisis; you guys are in my thoughts and I’m sending you all the good vibes I can.
New due dates
I know due dates have been jumping around a lot lately and they’re hard to keep track of. I’m sorry for that; hopefully things will settle back down soon. I’ve just changed a few more dates. Everything below is now due on Sunday, April 5:
- Test #1 Solutions OpenLab post
- Test #2 Review OpenLab post
- Partial Fractions (reopened)
- Improper Integrals
- Taylor Polynomials
These are the three topics that will appear on Test #2, which will be given on Tuesday, April 7 (which follows a Wednesday schedule). Monday’s class will cover sequences; this topic will not be on Test #2 but you should review the pre-class prep lesson before Monday’s class. The dates on our new schedule are already old because they don’t account for the recalibration period but I plan to make a new new schedule soon.
This week during the recalibration period, I’m holding review sessions on Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 11am using the regular class Webex link.
Here are the notes from today’s session: Review Session Mar 30, 2020.
Here is the video: Review Session Mar 30, 2020 (password: yFj2M2Rz)
I’ll post the notes and video from Wednesday’s session here once they’re available.
I sent you all an email about this last night; I’ll copy-paste the information here:
CityTech is trying to offer small grants for students who are experiencing unexpected economic hardship. I don’t know a lot about this program, but you can find instructions and the application here:
If you’re eligible to vote in local and federal elections, you absolutely should. The registration deadline for the New York State primary is April 3. Here‘s a video about how elections impact CUNY directly and how to register.