We started off this week with the decision to take the disk and washer method quiz on Monday or Tuesday, obviously we chose Tuesday because a. We didn’t know there was supposed to be a test and b. I would have no clue what I was doing on that test if we took it Monday. I’m grateful that we took the test on Tuesday, but I really didn’t study as much as I could have. Starting the shell method also may have distracted me from the disk and washer methods, even though it wasn’t on the test my brain was trying to process new information that can be used to solve similar problems while at the same time trying to remember things that I had just learned. With that being said I think I did okay on the quiz.
I understood the shell method pretty well when the rotations were happening about the x or y axis but when they were being rotated about a line that kinda threw me for a loop. On Thursday we did a few problems on the whiteboards that were being rotated about a line and that was really helpful and it allowed me to understand how to solve problems like that easier. It was also a helpful review in a way for the quiz that we took on Friday.