Welcome to MAT137Y1!
We will post announcements for MAT137 on Quercus. If you utoronto email address is correct on Quercus, you should receive an email by default every time we post a new announcement, and you can always read old announcements.
MAT137 in a nutshell
- Videos. Before each class, you will watch short YouTube videos to learn the basics (about 15 minutes per class). If you do not watch the videos, it is not worth it to attend class.
- Class. We won't lecture in class. Instead, you will spend time working on problems to practice what you learned in the videos, with our help. We won't record classes. We will post the questions we use in class, but no solutions or anything else. The point of class is for you to actively engage with the material, not to watch or read somebody else's solutions.
- Practice problems. We have a collection of problems (with short answers or hints) for each unit for you to further practice on your own after class.
- Assignments (homework). This is where you really solidify your understanding and develop your skills. After getting the basics from videos, and after practicing in class and with practice problems, you are ready to tackle more challenging tasks in assignments. We design them to take you a longer time and to force you to think deeply. Often you will be exploring new questions that we have not taught you, as this is one of the objectives of the course. You will submit assignments for marks.
- Tests are easier than assignments, but you will have limited time and you must work entirely by yourself. The best way to get ready for tests it to watch all the videos and complete all the practice problems.
- Piazza is an online forum where you can connect with other students in the course, you can ask anything, and you can help each other.
- Office hours are your opportunity to ask anything to instructors and TAs. Bring any question, as long as you have done your part first. Bring a question you have spent some time on, share your thought process with us, and we will try to help you.
Our email addresses:
- Qin Deng: qin (dot) deng (at) mail (dot) utoronto (ca)
- Vesselin Dimitrov: dimitrov (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu
- Alfonso Gracia-Saz: alfonso (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu
- Joel Kamnitzer: jkamnitz (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu
- Alessandro Malusà: amalusa (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu
- Zicheng Qian: zqian (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu
- Sourav Sarkar: ssarkar (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu