Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
The class focuses on math and statistics. However, if you have a graphing calculator, you are good. Or, follow the resources that she gives you. Those are a lot of videos that explain math in different ways. If you still don't get it, as long as you tell her, she is more than happy to help. Also, if you have any resources that you want to share with others, she encourages that. Also, for everyone to help each other. The homework is a little long, almost 20 questions, but you should always write everything down because you will need it for the midterm and final exams. Also, in the exams, there is a question help box that will open the textbook if you need help. She also has an Excel assignment that tells you exactly what you need to do to get it right. The only thing that requires you to do anything is to answer the question showing that you know what all of the numbers mean.
Course highlights:
The teacher is really great and very helpful. If you have any problems, she is always there. As long as you participate and show that you are trying, her grading is easy. For a discussion on derivatives in everyday life, I didn't know what to do. I looked it up on Google and tried to explain it. She was okay with that. Just don't forget to cite your sources in APA style.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Don't be afraid to ask for help, be it directly to the teacher or to all of your classmates, she is very helpful and kind. She puts an announcement out on Sunday to tell you what is expected of you during the week.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Like other SNHU courses, there is no teaching involved. They expect you to either already be familiar with the concepts, or to use Khan Academy to learn. The facilitator would answer specific questions, but explanations were not easy to come by.
Course highlights:
I knew some algebra and statistics, but no calculus. I learned all of these concepts from KA. Most of the statistics (3 or 4 Excel spreadsheets) were not really learning about stats, but learning how to use Excel. I get that this is how it's done, but don't call it what is isn't.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Know that you're on your own. Do not expect the people "teaching" the course to actually teach you anything.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Math classes online can be very difficult, but the format of this class made it as painless as math can be. Great video lectures to accompany readings and the practice homework and quizzes were actually very helpful.
Course highlights:
This is the first time I felt like a math course had real life applications. Not only could I see how to apply some of these principles to the work I do on a daily basis, but there were applications to personal finance and even Excel practices that boosted my skills and confidence with that tool. Dr. Mooring was very interactive, providing resources beyond the textbook and always happy to answer questions when something was confusing. I am not a huge fan of math, especially statistics, but he and the tools used in the course made it approachable and rewarding.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Be prepared to spend time watching the videos and doing the practice questions for homework. Though they aren't graded, they will help you get the understanding you need to do well on quizzes and exams.