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MCV4U Calc, let's compare difficulty

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These are my calc tests, http://www.mediafire.com/?yeekbgyfot3ip75
pw: yamanashi69

I think my school gives us relatively easy and straightforward tests, what do you guys think compared to your school?
In my school they teach us a little beyond the curriculum, but assess us based on the curriculum.
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@arviny wrote
These are my calc tests, http://www.mediafire.com/?yeekbgyfot3ip75
pw: yamanashi69

I think my school gives us relatively easy and straightforward tests, what do you guys think compared to your school?
In my school they teach us a little beyond the curriculum, but assess us based on the curriculum.



Our teacher makes the tests kinda strange, I find that its ridiculously easy to get 75-80 on his tests (I have him for physics and Calculus) but its impossible to get higher than that because the last question is always really far out there, stuff we havent really seen before and its worth a good chunk of marks.
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@arviny wrote

I think my school gives us relatively easy and straightforward tests, what do you guys think compared to your school?




In our school a little bit harder; we have almost the same + 1-2 tough questions

To get 85% is easy, to get 95% is relatively hard.
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@arviny wrote
These are my calc tests, http://www.mediafire.com/?yeekbgyfot3ip75
pw: yamanashi69

I think my school gives us relatively easy and straightforward tests, what do you guys think compared to your school?
In my school they teach us a little beyond the curriculum, but assess us based on the curriculum.



I just looked at one test, but I'd have to say your tests are pretty straightfoward as well as short compared to ours. We don't have the "TACK" marking scheme either which I find odd. The teacher usually puts several tricky questions and for every test so far but one he's had to bellcurve. Our tests are super long as well..7 or 8 pages per test.
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@arviny wrote
These are my calc tests, http://www.mediafire.com/?yeekbgyfot3ip75
pw: yamanashi69

I think my school gives us relatively easy and straightforward tests, what do you guys think compared to your school?
In my school they teach us a little beyond the curriculum, but assess us based on the curriculum.



Oh btw thanks for the post! Very interesting comparing other school's tests :)

Our units for calculus are a bit different
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If possible, can someone who has finished vectors or has any tests for vectors upload them for me please? thanks <3
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How do you look at it?
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Those tests are really really easy.
I'm disappointed that there aren't any limits involving, for example, absolute values.
And I must not understand the meaning of mathematical language, because to me it looks like you used English language rather than mathematical language for test 4. If you showed your answer to someone in Russia, would he or she understand?

Anyhow, I'm from CEGEP and we take things much more seriously, so.....
Yeah. Hi.
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I have the best calculus teacher ever! She is super nice. She never yell at the class. She acts like a child, and she is a mother of two children! Have her for Advance Functions and Calculus too! I absolutely love math because of her, haha!
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Here are my tests if anyone's interested:

http://www.mediafire.com/?fzikb2f7dofaimf
or
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EGB0N4ZG
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@link wrote
Here are my tests if anyone's interested:

http://www.mediafire.com/?fzikb2f7dofaimf
or
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EGB0N4ZG



Thanks. More tests for me to criticize; yay! lol

But yeah I'd say your test is harder than the OP's. I laughed at the "more curved" part, haha. What happened to question 4 in Optimization?

And do you folks have to know proofs? And theorems? And inverse trig? Really curious how our systems differ.
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@Zeldagix wrote

@link wrote
Here are my tests if anyone's interested:

http://www.mediafire.com/?fzikb2f7dofaimf
or
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EGB0N4ZG



Thanks. More tests for me to criticize; yay! lol

But yeah I'd say your test is harder than the OP's. I laughed at the "more curved" part, haha. What happened to question 4 in Optimization?

And do you folks have to know proofs? And theorems? And inverse trig? Really curious how our systems differ.



In the optimization test, we were given 5 problems but were only supposed to answer 4 of them. The one that is empty is the one i didn't answer :-)

About the other stuff, we basically have to know the graphs and derivatives of inverse sine, cosine, tan. Probably the most interesting question is number 5 on the curve sketching test. "Prove that the inflection point of a cubic function with 3 real roots occurs at the average of the 3 roots"

Theorem wise, the only thing we've covered in detail is the Squeeze Theorem
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@Zeldagix wrote
Those tests are really really easy.
I'm disappointed that there aren't any limits involving, for example, absolute values.
And I must not understand the meaning of mathematical language, because to me it looks like you used English language rather than mathematical language for test 4. If you showed your answer to someone in Russia, would he or she understand?

Anyhow, I'm from CEGEP and we take things much more seriously, so.....
Yeah. Hi.



Nerd.
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@Zeldagix wrote
Those tests are really really easy.
I'm disappointed that there aren't any limits involving, for example, absolute values.
And I must not understand the meaning of mathematical language, because to me it looks like you used English language rather than mathematical language for test 4. If you showed your answer to someone in Russia, would he or she understand?

Anyhow, I'm from CEGEP and we take things much more seriously, so.....
Yeah. Hi.



What is wrong with his answer? It would be trivial to replace "product rule" or "multiply" with the Russian words.
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@Yaroslav64 wrote

@Zeldagix wrote
Those tests are really really easy.
I'm disappointed that there aren't any limits involving, for example, absolute values.
And I must not understand the meaning of mathematical language, because to me it looks like you used English language rather than mathematical language for test 4. If you showed your answer to someone in Russia, would he or she understand?

Anyhow, I'm from CEGEP and we take things much more seriously, so.....
Yeah. Hi.



Nerd.



I'm merely suggesting/complaining that you (well maybe not you personally) have it easier, that's all...


@DoctorLawyerDentist wrote

@Zeldagix wrote
Those tests are really really easy.
I'm disappointed that there aren't any limits involving, for example, absolute values.
And I must not understand the meaning of mathematical language, because to me it looks like you used English language rather than mathematical language for test 4. If you showed your answer to someone in Russia, would he or she understand?

Anyhow, I'm from CEGEP and we take things much more seriously, so.....
Yeah. Hi.



What is wrong with his answer? It would be trivial to replace "product rule" or "multiply" with the Russian words.


I lol'd. Imagine doing that on a test?

No I just thought that mathematical language meant using mathematical notation only. So that a mathematician from any country would understand.
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Surprised with how the same course is taught in different ways

in our school, calculus has following units:
1. Rate of change
2. Derivatives (1st principles)
3. Derivatives of polynomial
4. Differentiation rules
5. Derivatives of rational
7. Derivatives of exp, log, ln
8. Optimization

And...the course itself is basically easy
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@link wrote
]Here are my tests if anyone's interested:

http://www.mediafire.com/?fzikb2f7dofaimf
or
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EGB0N4ZG




I'd say his tests are pretty straightforward as well.
If anyone has any really difficult test to post that would be appreciated! Sharing is caring :P
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@arviny wrote

@link wrote
]Here are my tests if anyone's interested:

http://www.mediafire.com/?fzikb2f7dofaimf
or
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EGB0N4ZG




I'd say his tests are pretty straightforward as well.
If anyone has any really difficult test to post that would be appreciated! Sharing is caring :P



Wish I hadn't thrown away all my tests :(
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Arviny lol you go to bayview secondary school dont you ?? lol
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The units we do are:

1. Introduction to Calculus (Limits, First Principle, Rate of Change, Small Intro to integration)
2. Differential Calculus (Derivatives, the rules [power, chain, product, quotient])
3. Applications of Differential Calculus (Mostly word problems with position/speed/acceleration, rational function, inflection, optimisation)
4. Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
5. Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions
6. Integration (antidifferentiation, finding area under the curve, finding area between two functions)
7. Applications of Integration (Motion problems, word problems, find volumes/solids of revolution)
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haha, just wondering - do your teachers know you give your tests out? there was always an issue when i was still in HS where teachers were iffy whenever students would share tests in a class. its more controversial when its old tests by that exact teacher, because usually teachers are too lazy to change questions and just change #s. sci teachers were esp. lazy @ my school : P
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I'm scared. D:
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@WayneEngi wrote
Arviny lol you go to bayview secondary school dont you ?? lol



Yea I do :P How'd you know? You goto bayview as well?



@aimango wrote
haha, just wondering - do your teachers know you give your tests out? there was always an issue when i was still in HS where teachers were iffy whenever students would share tests in a class. its more controversial when its old tests by that exact teacher, because usually teachers are too lazy to change questions and just change #s. sci teachers were esp. lazy @ my school : P



No they don't care at my school since the math tests are different for each semester morning and afternoon versions, one of the teachers encouraged us to get tests from last year and practice off those.
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Wow... the OP's tests are very easy and short...

I wish I had those tests for Calc :P
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