Welcome to Mr. P's Math Corner!  
On this site you will find everything you need to be successful in your math classes.  To the left you will see information to contact me as well as class announcements and a calendar for all the math classes.  Below my picture you will also find more information such as useful links and forms you may need.  Also on the left, you find the current poll.  Become familiar with this tool as it will be a way that I can quickly obtain information from the class.

For information regarding your particular class, please click on one of the links at the top of the page.  It is on these pages that you will find chapter outlines, review sheets, reference sheets, supply lists and other pertinent information.  

Looking for something?  Can't find what you are looking for?  No problem!  I am happy to help.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, concerns please do not hesitate to ask. 

Class Announcements

  • Supply Lists 2019 - 2020 School Supply List for Mr. Pudlewski's 2019-2020 Classes               Students are expected to have the following materials by the second week of school. Failure to do so will result ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 7:06 AM by Joseph Pudlewski
  • 2018-2019 Class Supply Lists School Supply List for Mr. Pudlewski's 2018-2019 Classes  Students are expected to have the following materials by the second week of school. Failure to do so will result ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2018, 7:22 AM by Joseph Pudlewski
  • Get the most out of your TI-Nspire In this video, created by Texas Instruments, you can see how to get the most out of your TI-Nspire.
    Posted Jan 18, 2017, 7:38 AM by Joseph Pudlewski
  • Welcome Back Welcome to WAJ everyone!  Start off the academic year strong and if you have any questions, problems, or concerns please do not hesitate to ask.  I am looking forward to ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2016, 6:59 AM by Joseph Pudlewski
  • Congratulations to the Class of 2016 Congratulations to the Class on 2016!  I wish you nothing but the best in all your future endeavors.  
    Posted Jun 21, 2016, 7:15 AM by Joseph Pudlewski
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Student of the Month

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    Posted Sep 3, 2015, 8:12 AM by Joseph Pudlewski
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Reasons for Taking Math
There are the obvious reasons, such as the inherent beauty in mathematics, the development of analytical and problem-solving skills or the usefulness of mathematics in virtually every discipline.
But what if you're not convinced??  What if you say, "Hey, look. I want to go work for a major corporation and roll in money when I get home from work every night. I don't care about the greater virtues of mathematics."  Well then, mathematics is for you.

We surveyed major corporations which employ Williams graduates, such as Merrill Lynch, Digital Equipment, Olgivy and Mather, Bank of Boston, Shearson, Lehman, Hutton and others. We asked them what mathematics courses they would like to applicants for positions at their companies to have had.

Of fifteen companies responding so far, the results are as follows:
Calculus I 
Calculus II 
Calculus III 
Linear Algebra  
Discrete Math 
Intermediate Statistics 

Only one of the responding companies said that particular mathematics courses are not needed.  Several quotes of comments made on the surveys include:

"We stress the need for a very strong math background, especially for traders and arbitrage positions."
"High grades in math courses are strong indicators of analytical/reasoning ability."
"The ability to be comfortable with complex quantitative analysis is crucial to our decision in hiring a candidate."

When asked to rank fields according to their preference for applicants' majors, economics was ranked first, followed closely by mathematics. Computer science was a distant third, followed by an even more distant psychology. However, approximately half the respondents said the particular major was not an important consideration in the hiring decision.
So what if you don't plan to go into business?

We also surveyed professional schools including law, government, medical and business schools.

Law schools seem to prefer some statistics, while medical schools like to see at least a semester of calculus even though they do not necessarily require it for admission. Business schools like to see a semester of calculus, linear algebra and some statistics. The schools of government generally prefer two semesters of calculus.

Most of the schools responding have no preference as to major, with the exception of the schools of government, which favor economics, political science and mathematics slightly.

-Colin Adams, for the undergraduates of Williams College