maths study via The Open University


Well, I spoke too soon about getting M343’s latest TMA in the bag.
I realised I had errors in two questions, which took a while to iron out, and one sub-part of one question really confused me, forcing me to read, re-read, then re-read the course books some more.

Started at 8am, finished at 2am – 18 hours for approximately 10 marks.

Found a way that isn’t in the book to solve the question that was really confusing – just an algorithmic approach – but couldn’t check it.

When I finally sussed the book method, it did what my algorithmic approach had taken ages to do in five minutes flat. I still don’t fully follow the logic in the course book on this though.

The TMA is finally in an envelope and will be hand-delivered in about six hours time.

Next goal – get a couple of weeks’ worth of M343 reading done over the next few days, and get the CMA finished about a fortnight early.

Then play catch-up with M347 for the next month – need to go at 4 x course pace to get back on track for the next TMA.

That’s doable.


2 responses

  1. Chris Finlay

    Both you and Daniel are inspirational in the way that you are coping with all the troubles that life has thrown up for both of you. Well done mate treat yourself to a few beers when you can. Hope things work out for you both,

    June 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    • I’ve found a good way of doing maths – beer in one hand, pen in the other. 🙂
      Works a treat – nice and relaxing.
      Just finishing off queuing processes and probabilities associated with them on M343 now, will do the CMA on Saturday night, then will have 24 days to crack through M347 at a mean rate of 6hrs a day. Should be caught up with both modules fully by end of July.

      June 21, 2012 at 4:54 PM

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