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Calculus Acrostics

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UPDATED DEC 20 ---------------- pictures added to the deck This deck is a system of acrostics and is used with the book Math and English grammar acrostics. Pdf: The instructions are in the deck. tag: "guide" This system was created to replace traditional forms of memorization and fill in a number of missing elements in the memory recall process. The main advantage of using acrostics is that the acrostics can be matured in memory years in advance of learning the subject. Acrostics are very powerful. A young child can create memory connections for English, math, science, foreign languages, and other subjects well in advance of learning the material. The process can be described as a sort of "pre-loading" of the material into memory. Identification --------------------- problem: The student remembers the formula/procedure/steps but does not remember its name or application. solution: The topic ID is at the head of the acrostic. Here is an example. Adding and subtracting terms- [for fractions- same denominator/for polynomials- same exponent and variable/for radicals- same index and radicand] Verification ------------------ problem: The student remembers the formula/procedure/definition but is unsure of the accuracy of the recall. solution: A weakened or an interference-ladened recall can be verified via interconnections to the retrieval cue, material, or the acrostic. Categorization ---------------------- problem: The student has forgotten that a formula/procedure/definition exists. solution: The category lists are maintained in memory via the spaced repetition system. problem: The student does not know what to do or where to begin solving the math problem. solution: Parts of the math problem can be identified and matched to their category. problem: The student creates his or her own rule or procedure thinking that the rule or procedure exists and is valid. solution: Every action in the example has an ID and is maintained in memory by the spaced repetition system. Elaboration ----------------- problem: The student has partially or completely forgotten a formula/procedure/definition. solution: The acrostic is interconnected with the material and is maintained in the spaced repetition system. The topic ID and subcategories are used as retrieval cues to help recall the acrostic and the material. Here is an example. A S T [ F... P... R... ] Adding and subtracting terms- [for fractions- same denominator/for polynomials- same exponent and variable/for radicals- same index and radicand] Assisted initial repetition ---------------------------------- problem: New material requires a large amount of initial drill. solution: For new material, the acrostic letters and knowledge of the material are used to assist the initial recall of new material. -------------------- My statistics -------------------- 3 on the answer button graph is the number of retrieval cue successes. 2 on the answer button graph is the number of retrieval cue failures. Learning stage --------------------- Over-learning stage (Workload starts to decrease) ---------------------------- In this stage, over-learning and the spacing effect pushes the cards into maturity. [35] [10] Majority mature stage (Workload decreases to very small numbers) --------------------------------- You should wait until the cards have reached this stage before you use the system for a test. If the test is really important use the quick reference to test yourself, and reset the intervals on any failed recalls. You should also be able to recall the category lists. [8] [5] Here are scans of my preparation for two tests.

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Front Concavity second derivative test
Back The contamination of the suburb in the district near the toxic plutonium and uranium nuclear dump point was isolated and zoned as unsafe.  Concavity second derivative test- [if positive then upward/if negative then downward/for point of inflection- zero or undefined]
Acrostic csdtpundpizu
Front Derivative of inverse sin and cos
Back The daily intelligence summary from the Chief security officer and the tactical reconnaissance operations manager was useful and significant to their campaign in the north. Derivative of inverse sin and cos- [for sin- one through radical one minus u squared/for cos- negate]
Acrostic discsotromuscn
Front one through f   [a squared plus u squared (f)]
Back The observant team of football officials' tough announcement on the interception and touchdown was upsetting to the team and the arena. one through f- [one through a inverse tan u through a]
Acrostic otfotaituta
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