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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi, im a gr 11 student in Canada, and has been a long time "fan" of math, physics, and computers... im also taking AP calculus right now

the problem is that i always understand everything AFTER the test. for example, in calculus we did limits, and as i did more and more, i realized there were just TOO many ways those questions could come up and just TOO many ways to really solve them, sometimes you dont know if you sub numbers, or do whatever. I get everything after the test because a test has a wide range of questions, and I probably dont get half of them because regular exercises I do might be not as higher level.

I also looked at a calculus AP challenge exam, and I've concluded I dont know how to do a single one of them :D. I just think knowing your stuff and being able to solve higher order questions (twisting the question around) is simply something two different things

I also need help choosing what to study based on the fact I can get into a good university. I live in canada and my primary targets right now are UBC, U of Toronto, and U of Waterloo; im interested in computer science, or computer engineering, but i really dont know. I honestly HATE hands on, i really like the idea of engineering but all that comes into my head is using screwdrivers and constructing things. please ignore my ignorance.

I obtained a mark for 71 percent in Math 12, which is the one you need to graduate, and I didn't get ANYTHING until I did the provincial exams, now i totally understand everything, yet its a bit too late.

and if you didn't bother reading all that, my main questions are:

1) how do you totally understand something BEFORE its too late (eg after a test) and understand it so you can tackle higher order questions? because their just too hard

2) what are some good canadian universities if i'm looking at math/physics/computers/engineering?

3) if anyone here has taken Calculus AB before (high school or post secondary) , how do you even UNDERSTAND IT? everyday its like, limits, derivatives, I don't even know what the heck their for, and i know that in order to become proficient in math, it has to make sense (stare at a question and automatically know how to do it)

if you don't want to read all this please jump down and answer my questions if possible, thanks a lot!if you don't want to read all this please jump down and answer my questions if possible, thanks a lot!

the problem is that i always understand everything AFTER the test. for example, in calculus we did limits, and as i did more and more, i realized there were just TOO many ways those questions could come up and just TOO many ways to really solve them, sometimes you dont know if you sub numbers, or do whatever. I get everything after the test because a test has a wide range of questions, and I probably dont get half of them because regular exercises I do might be not as higher level.

I also looked at a calculus AP challenge exam, and I've concluded I dont know how to do a single one of them :D. I just think knowing your stuff and being able to solve higher order questions (twisting the question around) is simply something two different things

I also need help choosing what to study based on the fact I can get into a good university. I live in canada and my primary targets right now are UBC, U of Toronto, and U of Waterloo; im interested in computer science, or computer engineering, but i really dont know. I honestly HATE hands on, i really like the idea of engineering but all that comes into my head is using screwdrivers and constructing things. please ignore my ignorance.

I obtained a mark for 71 percent in Math 12, which is the one you need to graduate, and I didn't get ANYTHING until I did the provincial exams, now i totally understand everything, yet its a bit too late.

and if you didn't bother reading all that, my main questions are:

1) how do you totally understand something BEFORE its too late (eg after a test) and understand it so you can tackle higher order questions? because their just too hard

2) what are some good canadian universities if i'm looking at math/physics/computers/engineering?

3) if anyone here has taken Calculus AB before (high school or post secondary) , how do you even UNDERSTAND IT? everyday its like, limits, derivatives, I don't even know what the heck their for, and i know that in order to become proficient in math, it has to make sense (stare at a question and automatically know how to do it)

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