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MAT 172 pre-calculus trigonometry

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    Feb 07, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Mr. Anderson has his own techniques and helps you understand the concepts you really need to learn. He guides you through the problems and gives you a lot of work to help you practice the work.

    Course highlights:

    You enhance your knowledge of the unit circle and how to use it with cosine, sine, etc.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always be on top of your Aleks. I could have gotten an A in the class but I slacked off on Aleks, but I ended up with a B so I'm okay. I made 90+ on all the test, but Aleks really do wonders on your grades. He drops 1-2 lab grades, 1 lowest test grade, and 2-3 aleks grades. Good luck!!

    • Fall 2016
    • Joey Anderson
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Participation Counts Competitive Classmates
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    Sep 24, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This course can make or break you. Math has been my weak subject for as long as I can remember but I successfully came out of this class with a high B, which is huge for me. This was only possible because I worked hard, utilized campus resources, and had a really good teacher.

    Course highlights:

    I learned that I could love math in this class. I also took MAT 171 previously and deeply struggled with the class and felt defeated. This math class has taught me that I absolutely could love math. At least in precalculus trigonometry, solving problems was like doing a puzzle.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't wait until the last minute to do your homework, that doesn't give your brain any time to store the information and learn it at the correct pace. Cramming is definitely not your friend for these math tests. Studying flashcards throughout the week are so so so important. There is a lot of memorization in this class and you will be needing to carry flashcards with you if you're like me and forget things easily. Also, if you don't understand something that your professor taught in class - DON'T wait and try to teach it to yourself. Go to your professor's office hours (or frankly, if your teacher doesn't help you understand the topic - go to another professor's office hours that is known for their teaching methods), go to campus tutoring, ask someone in class who is doing well to explain it, just don't be afraid to seek out help.

    • Spring 2016
    • Ryan Bean
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    Aug 08, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This is an essential course for anyone wanting to become an engineer or architect, heck even a landscape designer! It can also prove useful in your daily life with anything from putting up a fence to slicing the perfect pizza!

    Course highlights:

    You will learn how to calculate the angles and side lengths of various triangles as well as how to work with pi in an equation. The unit circle is very important and you will also focus on the graphs of the trig functions.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't procrastinate and review the material you need to memorize a little bit everyday.

    • Spring 2015
    • Mr. Albanese
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading

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