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RIP Advanced Function Test (Logarithmic Function Test)
I WORKED SO HARD PRIOR TO THE UNIT TEST TODAY, and I did extremely bad on it.
1 thinking question I strive to figure out a solution, but instead, it had stuck me for almost 40 minutes and I did not have a clue on whatsoever. THE worst thing is I completely forgot to check my test......... Next unit is the last unit of the course, which is Combined function... and which no rooms of mistakes is to be made. Please give me all sorts of advice on studying on THINKING QUESTIONS. I really want to get a 90s before the exam. (My mark is at 91.6% and I expect my mark to drop by  couple percents :(  )

If you guys are interested on the thinking question I bombed on the test, here it is.
2^k+3 + 2^k = 3^m+2 + 3^m


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Why do you want to study actuarial science/be an actuary?
Just out of curiosity, for those of you in high school that are looking to study actuarial science or want to be an actuary in the future, what drove you to this decision?

Is it the money? If so, what is this "amount" that attracted you?
Are you attracted by the "purpose" of the profession? If so, what is this "purpose"?
Is it the day-to-day activities? If so, which activities are you interested in?

For all of these, where did you get the data/information? Did you hear it from friends/family? Online research?
Mcmaster mathematics
Anyone in this program or know about this program? If so how is it, do you like it, is it a good program? Just any info you have about it would be great
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UofT/UW pure mathematics
Hello,

I'm an Ontario high school student and I want to study pure mathematics at University of Waterloo or University of Toronto. Despite being in first semester of grade 12, I have two 4U credits: 
Physics: 95%
Advanced Functions: 95%

My midterm mark for Data Management is 98%, and my mid-term mark for English is 84%. However, my English mark is currently 81%. 

Given that all of my other credits will have final grades of 95+, what will be my chance of acceptance if my English mark remains where it is? Thanks.
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SHAD applications
I understand that SHAD applications already have been closed, but I will want to apply for next year. I am currently in grade 10 with a unsteady average ranging from 85-95. (depends on how the semester goes). However, my math mark is at a decrease to 68% from an 80 previously. Will that affect my chances since SHAD focuses on maths and sciences? 

Also, any tips and stories from SHAD alumni? It would be great for your advice! 
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Need help for advanced function
Okay, the logarithmic function test mark was uploaded. Thanks to the 50% on my thinking section (A-FKIN-GAIN) that drops my mark from a 91.6 to 90.3 :(
I REALLY WANT TO HAVE SOME ADVICE FROM YOU GUYS ON HOW TO EXCEL ON THINKING QUESTIONS, as now "thinking and inquiry" section has the lowest mark out of other 4 categories: Knowledge: 95.5%, Thinking and inquiry: 78.4%, Application: 92.2%, Communications: 91.2%

The last unit in advanced function is combined function, which sounds scary because there is a great possibility that this will be the hardest unit of the course. I really want to have at least a 92% on the final mark, but apparently thinking section is by far causing me quite a lot of troubles. :((

- A Markville Secondary School Senior
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Getting accepted into a program at u of t with a calculus prerequisite by learning calculus on your own?
I want to apply for a physics program at u of t for undergrad but I'm not currently talking calculus and one of the prerequisites for the program is calculus. I'm teaching myself the course by using my friend's notes for the course and videos and I'm willing to take the exams for the course. What are my chances of getting accepted like this? Or should I just not bother applying
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Waterloo Computer Science Applicants 2018
Hey guys!

There's no megathread about Waterloo CS yet, so I decided to start one. I'm interested in applying to Waterloo Computer Science. I personally have had a 96% average in grade 11, and I expect a similar average in grade 12.

I'm really scared about the admissions process, since I've never really won any Waterloo math contests (only placed top 25%), and my ECs are only average at best. Can you guys give my an assessment and predict whether I can get in this year?

Feel free to post your averages and ECs below!
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I'm good at math, what university program should I go into?
I am good at math, and very much enjoy the subject.
My marks in senior mathematics were 98% in advanced functions and 99% in calculus and vectors.
I am on gap year, so I still have time to decide what university program I want to enter. 
My overall top 6 average (including english, the two maths, and my 3 highest electives) is 95%.
I was wondering what university program I should enter.
I have stated my marks so that you guys will have a good idea of what programs/univeresities I would be able to get admitted to.
I am not looking to study beyond the undergraduate level, so I would like to enter a university program which has good employment prospects for those who only hold a bachelors degree.
I am ruling out engineering programs, because I have no interest in chemistry or physics and engineering requires a strong foundation in physics.
Another obvious program that people may suggest is computer science, but I do not particularly like programming. I enjoy the problem solving aspect, and coming up with an algorithm to solve a problem. I get headaches trying to decomplie errors in code, such as fixing small sintax errors. Even a missing semi-colon can cause your code to not work! However I am still open to people suggesting this program if they can justify that I would do well in it.
Other than Engineering and CS, what undergraduate programs would be a good choice for me that would have good employment prospects?
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UW/WLU BBA/BMath Graduate - AMA
I've seen a lot of misinformation flying around this forum about a lot of programs, so hopefully I can answer some of those questions with more details. 

About me:
- Graduated from the BBA/BMath Double Degree program
- My home school was UW
- Involved with a lot of clubs and activities on both campuses
- TA'd for courses at both UW and Laurier
- Co-op terms in teaching, operations, systems work, and finance
- After graduating I worked in communications at UW and worked closely with people from the admissions team (no, I cannot tell you how likely you are to get an offer)
- Currently in a graduate program in Operations Research 

Feel free to ask any questions you have about the DD program, Math/CS at UW, or Business at Laurier. If I don't know the answer, I will try to direct you to the appropriate people.

Disclaimer: All answers are my opinion are not the official positions of the University of Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University
UWATERLOO Mathematical Physics ( Physical Science)
Hey guys! So I was just wondering who got accepted to Waterloo physical science. What percentage did you earn and how many extracurricular activities did you do? I am currently a grade 12 student and I want to apply to Waterloo Mathematical Physics program. My average is currently 85%, but I believe it can be improved later on. The only extracurricular activities I did was Model UN in the last few years, where I participated in some conferences and I also did some volunteering . I am right now a participant in Math and Robotics Club. Does Volunteering count as an EC?
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UWATERLOO Mathematical Physics ( Physical Science)
Hey guys! So I was just wondering who got accepted to Waterloo physical science. What percentage did you earn and how many extracurricular activities did you do?
I am currently a grade 12 student and I want to apply to Waterloo Mathematical Physics program. My average is currently 85%, but I believe it can be improved later on. The only extracurricular activities I did was Model UN in the last few years, where I participated in some conferences and I also did some volunteering . I am right now a participant in Math and Robotics Club.  Does Volunteering count as an EC?
4U Calculus and Vectors
So I recently decided that it would be a good idea to take Calc next semester. I originally wasn't going to because I only got a 77 in grade 11 functions, but I currently have a 93 in advanced functions as I stepped up my work ethic. I'd be doing all of the homework every night and all test/exam review. Is it likely for me to score ~85% in Calc? Feedback would be much appreciated.
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Helpppppp
Okay, so recently I have had the desire to apply to not only Ivey Business but Queens Commerce as well. I originally did not have calc in my timetable (94 in adv func) so I have been attempting to get in since October. The course is still full. Should I take it in night school or should I wait it out and try to switch in???
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Would you consider Advanced Functions hard? If yes what makes it hard?
So I have Advanced Functions next semester as my third period class. Most grade 12's last year said it was a pain... Is this true? What makes it hard as a course in general?
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Should I go to Waterloo or UofT for Math?
I trust that I have a good enough average to get into UofT math at St. George and Waterloo Math (coop), so marks should not be an issue here.
Assuming I am accepted into both programs, which should I choose?
I will be living on residence regardless of which uni I choose.
I am mainly interested in the employment opportunities for coop and upon graduation.
How are waterloo coop jobs and uoft pey jobs for math students?
Ideally I would want to be accepted to Waterloo for CS, but will keep an open mind to attending Waterloo for Math coop.
As a waterloo math coop student, would I be able to apply to the same jobs that CS students are able to apply to?
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FARM
Applying to FARM, PLEASE comment if got in this year or are planning to apply??
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2 maths in grade 11?
My math grade at the moment is very weak (68% in academic grade 10) and I’m considering taking 2 maths for grade 11, Mixed functions and applications and then university functions the next semester. I feel that taking these 2 courses could boost my knowledge in math and my grades. So do you think this is a good idea or should I just only take University functions?
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Low English for University of toronto Computer science admission need help!
I am currently a grade 12 student in Ontario. I did ENG4U in summer school with an 83,  and my ENG3U was really bad with a 67(I heard people said uni doesn't care about g11 marks so I had never cared about ENG3U + my 3U teacher hated me lmao) and took Adv Func g11 with a 94. My current marks for G12 are
ENG 83 (final)
Adv Func 94 (final)
music 99 
calculus 97 
physics 92(probably won't be in my top 6 since I am having data management and CS in next semester and I am extremely good at these 2(Have programming certificate from CMU and got high 90s in G11 for CS and I have learned Data back to days I was studying SAT)
I am aiming for high 90s in all my courses and my predicted average is around 94-95(pulled down by English), I heard people say everybody who got accepted into CS has a high 80s-low90s in English. Does anyone know will my low English mark affect my application to UofT Com Sci and what are my chances to get in?
Cuz if the chances aren't great I might apply to Mathematics and Physics and study Financial economics(my buddy tell me Rotman isn't that good for applying master in the states since they give you a low GPA)
Huge appreciation for all replies
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Canadian Senior Math Contest
If anyone wrote the contest, how did it go, and when can we expect results by.
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Computer Science - University of Toronto
Hi guys. 

 So i want to apply for UofT SG Comp Sci for Sept 2018. And i know the average requirement is 90+ and the course requirements are ENG4U, MCV4U and any 4 U/M courses. Now i want to know if they have preferences for the other 4 courses. I emailed them and they said that they will only see eng and calc and the other 4 could be any so the highest marks would be considered. My courses are: 
ENG4U - english - 88
MCV4U - Calc & Vectors - 94
CLN4U - Canadian and international law - 93 
HHG4M - Human development - 95
HHS4U - Families in Canada - 95 
BBB4M - International business - 94

 So my average turns out to be 93% What i want to know is that would this qualify for an acceptance cause i got what they wanted and high marks in the required courses as well. Or would they prefer someone who has Adv Functions, physics and courses like these as the other 4? Also if anyone can give me some info on transfers. Cause i might apply for Physical and Mathematics Sciences and then transfer to Computer Science after 1st year since they both are also in the Faculty of Arts and Science. 
 PS im an adult student.

 Any info would be realllyyy helpful.
 Thank you!
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University of Waterloo Math Co-op AMA
Hello,

I was in your situation last year when I was applying, so I will try to help you out as much as I can. 

Feel free to ask me anything :)
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Accounting at Waterloo?
So I've really got my mind set on the math/CPA or the AFM programs at Waterloo.

I've got a few (a lot of) questions. It says mid 80s admission average for AFM and low 90s for math/CPA, but can marks like that really get you in? Right now I have a 95 in both financial securities and accounting, and a 92 in advanced functions.

 What kind of mark in the Euclid contest will really get you noticed? I recently did the Canadian senior math contest and let's just say... I did terribly. 

 How much would you say is the afmaa weighted when deciding who is admitted? 

How much is extra curricular activities or volunteer work valued when applying? I haven't been super involved and the only things I can put down is my 100 hours volunteering at an old age home, participation in the Sears drama festival, being part of our arts shows at school a few times, and our sound and lighting club.

My grade 11 marks aren't the best. I was still exploring possible career paths for myself and took a variety of different courses. The ones I didn't like got me mid 70s. Would that affect my chances a lot?

By semester 2 midterms, I estimate I'll have a low 90 average overall. Really, what are my chances of getting into each of these programs?
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