Taking the AMDM Course
Last updated: 13 November 2020
I'm currently taking the course - I've only been a semester through so my recommendations aren't quite solid yet. As of now, I recommend the following:
AMDM is meant to be a fourth year maths course (though, I'm sure many advanced students can take it earlier). In general, one should have completed:
While some topics you have learned over the years are less applicable than others, having a general understanding of all the "basic" concepts, such as solving for x in any equation or finding the area of a circle, is required.
What You MUST Know
For help, please refer to this PDF document.
Coming into the course, you need to be familiar with:
How to solve for x in any given equation, especially linear functions.
Dimensional analysis and converting between units.
Unit Conversions in and between metric and imperial units.
Your teacher will recommend materials for you to obtain upon the commencement of the course, but here are the ones I suggest (if they haven't).
Either a graphing calculator (i.e. TI-84) or a calculator with basic statistical abilities (i.e. TI-30 series). This site will demonstrate how to use the calculators previously mentioned, but resources exist for other calculators.
A four function calculator can also work for this class, but I personally do not recommend it.
Be familiar with how to use the basic functions on your calculator, please!
Pencil/Pen and paper to take notes and work on assignments
A binder (at least 1 inch) to keep your notes and work.