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MATH 1061 CALCULUS I

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    • Profile picture
    Dec 12, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class because it is a great course to introduce the subject of Calculus and the difference of difficulty between college courses and high school courses.

    Course highlights:

    Taking this class, I learned more about Limits, Derivatives, Optimization, Antiderivates, and Riemann Sums. I also learned to become used to having to look for help instead of waiting for the professor to ask you what problems you might have in the class.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    To succeed in this class, you would have to practice extra problems every day and do all of the homework assigned to you. Also, if you would have any problems understanding how to do something, I suggest that you talk to the professor during his office hours or after class. Additionally, if you want to be prepared beforehand, I recommend that you learn the basics of calculus on Khan Academy.

    • Fall 2016
    • Nguyenho Ho
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments
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    Jan 16, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    If I'm going to be completely honest (as I should be), I've never particularly enjoyed math. I graduated high school with six math courses on my transcript, yet haven't ever taken to it. For this reason, I dreaded taking Math 1061 during my first semester at University of Cincinnati. From the first lecture, it became clear to me that my professor (Nguyenho Ho) was extremely well qualified to teach the course, and that this would be one of my favorite classes to go to. Professor Ho made math bearable for me, something that I hadn't previously considered to be a possibility. His explanations were clear and concise, his jokes and humor were appreciated, and he made himself extremely accessible outside of class. He expected great things from his students, and did everything in his power to help us reach our potential. He responded quickly to emails, made it clear on his availability, and took time to get to know me personally, something that I did not expect. Although I was not very successful in this course (my fault entirely), I would highly recommend Professor Ho to any student looking to take Math 1061, and genuinely consider it to be one of my favorite classes during last semester.

    Course highlights:

    Professor Ho was the biggest highlight of the course. He was kind, funny, knowledgeable, and an excellent teacher. As I mentioned in a previous answer, I haven't ever been particularly fond of math, but Professor Ho made the class enjoyable. Topics in the course ranged from Derivatives and Integrals (as well as Anti-Derivatives) to Trigonometric Identities, and the fundamental theorems of Calculus (including, of course, The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus).

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    The best advice I can give students considering this course revolves around several things that may be considered "common sense", but that students do not follow. Attend class as frequently as possible. It may seem like an unpleasant task given that it met four days per week, but your attendance in lecture was a clear factor in determining your success for the class. Ask questions, as many as you have, because you will not be the only one with that question. Do your homework, and, even if you forget to do an assignment, do it late, if only for practice. If your professor has office hours (which all of them do), attend them and get to know your professor. My professor took to time to actually get to know me, and I certainly appreciated that.

    • Fall 2016
    • Ho
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours
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    Jan 07, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The class wasn't too hard, but the professor was amazing! He was super enthusiastic and cared about his students. I'm taking another class with him this next semester.

    Course highlights:

    I learned more about calculus and had the theorems sink in more from high school. The highlight for me was derivatives because I am really good at finding them.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do the lesson problems, do your homework, and feel free to email your professor with questions. Study, study, study!

    • Fall 2016
    • Noel Dejarnette
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy

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