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Week 1

Review calculus, including derivatives, integration, improper integrals, and double
integrals.

Week of 8/28:

* Read the Syllabus.

* Log in to the quiz site, available through the link on the left side of this page, or through this link. We will use this site extensively, and you need to make sure it's working. You can also take quizzes through Schoology. Please try both. Your exams will be administed through Moodle.

* Create an account on Khan Academy. You can use your Carthage e-mail (Google) or your Facebook account as a login for Khan. Let me know right away if you have any difficulties. **Then add me as a Coach.** My coach ID is my e-mail address (my Carthage address with msnavely as the name). The class code is 2NPSNE.

* Optional: Sign up for your free MAA membership at this link.

* You need to review calculus,
particularly derivatives and integrals. While studying, you should only
use an exam approved calculator - that means no graphing calculators! I
have included a list of sample problems below, but you should read the chapters,
re-work the examples, and do more exercises that I suggest! Some exercises are available in the Homework Solutions section of our website.

* Work through the multivariate calculus tutorial, especially if you have not taken Math 2120 Multivariate Calculus.

* Sample problems: (JA is the Rogowski/Adams calculus text we used a few years ago, and TC is Thomas, the text we used last year.)

- In RA, Chapter 3 Review Problems, 29-41, 55-62, 95-98.

- In RA, Section 5.3 Problems, 10-25, 36-39.

- In RA, Chapter 5 Review Problems, 43-58, 67-69.

- In RA, Section 5.5, problems 4, 6, 29-32.

- In RA, Section 15.1, Problems 19-22.

- In RA, Section 15.2, Problems 25-28.

- In RA, Chapter 15 Review Problems, 9-14, 15, 19.

-OR-

- In TC, Chapter 3 Review Problems, 29, 41-44.

- In TC, Section 4.8, problems 9-12, 19, 20.

- In TC, Section 5.4, problems
27, 29, 41, 43, 44, 45.

- In TC, Section 5.6, prroblems 65, 67, 75, 77.

- In TC, Chapter 5 Review Problems, 57, 59, 79, 101-104.

- In TC, Section 8.8, problems 2, 21, 24,

- In TC, Section 15.1, problems 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 17, 18.

- In TC, Section 15.2, problems 9-12, 20, 21, 33-40.

* You could start memorizing the study sheet, but it's best to memorize that material as you use it.

* Read the article on being an actuary
available at this link.

* Read the Exam 1 Information at
this link.

* In addition to my materials, there is a practice exam online at this link. You can try it
whenever you wish. Follow the link for the Probability Exam, then look for the link called Online Sample Exam P. As of this writing, these instructions are accurate.

* Watch this welcome video.

* Watch this video on what to review from calculus.

* Watch this video on how to use the Moodle site.

* Watch this video on what's on the website.

An event you really should consider attending on January 5. You may need to log in to LinkedIn to view it.

Week 2

Continue calculus review

Online Quiz: Calculus Quiz

Week of 9/2:

* Continue reviewing calculus as outlined above. You should take the first quiz before Thursday. On Thursday, move on to Section 8.9 in TC.

Week 3

Probability and Calculus and all material we've covered up to now

Online Quiz: Section 8.9 Quiz

Week of 9/9:

Read Section 8.9 in TC, or Section 5.7 in the Help Page. Re-work all of the examples.

Do exercises 1, 2, 4-6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17-20, 25-28, 31, 32, 34, 35 from Section 8.9.

Week 4

Basic Probability

and all material we've covered up to now

Online Quiz: Khan Academy Quizzes

Week of 9/16:

In Probability for Risk Management by Hassett and Stewart (HS from now on), read chapter 2, re-work all of the examples, and do all of the exercises.

This week you should start with the Khan Academy quiz over Probability, then keep moving forward through probability until you feel comfortable with basic probability.

Week 5

Conditional
Probability and Combinatorial Probability and all material we've covered up to now

Online Quiz: Conditional Probability, Khan Academy Quiz

Week of 9/23:

In HS, read chapter 3 and do all of the exercises.

Master the Khan quiz on Dependent Probability.

If any of you are interested in mathematics tutoring for next semester, you can apply at this link.

Week 6

Combinatorial Probability, Probability Distributions and all material we've covered up to now

No new quizzes.

Week of 10/0:

Read chapters 4 and 5 in HS and do all of the exercises. Also, review section 8.9 in your calc text, and study exponential and uniform distributions. Here are some more exercises on the geometric distribution if you want more practice.

Week 7

Review everything you've done so far

Midterm quiz given in class.

Week of 10/7:

Re-read Chapters 3, 4, and 5. Work every problem without looking in the back of the book first.

10/10:

Today, you will take a one-hour simulated actuarial exam in class. The only named distribution covered on this quiz is the exponential distribution from Section 8.9. Your score will affect your mid-term grade.

Week 8

Frequently Used Distributions, Discrete and Continuous

and all material we've covered up to now

Online Quiz: Probability Distributions 1 and 2

Week of 10/14:

No Class on Tuesday - Fall Break

Read Chapters 7 and 8 in HS and do all of the exercises

Week 9

Normal Distributions

Online Quizzes: Probability Distributions 3, Normal Distributions

Week of 10/21: Wednesday is the last day to drop a course with a W.

There is a reading on the normal as an approximation to the binomial on the Help Page.

Week 10

Moment Generating Functions

Online Quiz: Moment Generating Functions

Week of 10/28:

Re-read chapters 5 and 8, paying particular attention to moment generating functions.

If you are struggling, one of my former student recommended this site: The Infinite Actuary. You have to pay for their service, but he said it is quite good. Coaching Actuaries has also received good reviews by former students.

Week 11

Transformations of Random Variables

Online Quiz: Transformations

Week of 11/4:

Keep on working!

Week 12

Transformations of Random Variables Continued

Online Quiz: Probability Distributions Review, All of Probability

Week of 11/11:

Week 13

No Class - Thanksgiving Break

Week of 11/18 : If you take quizzes over break, let me know so I can give you feedback.

Week 14

Joint Distributions

Online Quiz: Joint Distributions 1, 2

Week of 11/25 :

Keep on working!

Take the exams on our course website.

Week of 12/2 :

Keep on working!

Week of 12/9 :

You will take a 2-hour simulated actuarial exam on during the final exam period, 10:30-12:30 on Tuesday, December 10.