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MAT 187 Precalculus

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    Many Small Assignments

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    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Mar 30, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This course moves at an uncomfortably rushed pace. Due to the little amount of time so much information is shoved into. I wouldn't recommend this course to someone who struggles with math comprehension or someone who signed up just to get their math requirement out of the way. Although the teacher presents notes well and provides an ample amount of homework, his pace of speaking is too fast for many people. Other than that however the teacher is a likable person and easy to approach, he uses many examples and provide enough practice and explanation to students that many questions are answered during the class.

    Course highlights:

    Even though I don't prefer trigonometry, it was the best part of this course because the teacher took special care to provide time and study practice for students to fully comprehend the material.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Practice. I cannot stress this enough, no matter if you know the material like the back of your hand or if you have notes to study, you need to practice. Reading the manual isn't the same as riding the bike. And most of the time if you did practice there are many identical questions from homework on the tests.

    • Spring 2017
    • MILLER
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    Dec 06, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Depending on what you study. This class is a perfect medium to see if you want to continue to pursue the major that you have currently chosen. It's not hard nor too easy, just enough to let you know if you should continue or not.

    Course highlights:

    I loved scraping the foundations of what my major is really about. I loved how the math made me stretch a little, but how it really has helped me understand what my math skills are. Overall it has confirmed what I want to study.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Really use the opportunity to use the teacher. For the most part, I think teachers are always willing to help. Communication has helped me have fun throughout this semester. Don't get behind. If you get behind a week, you might as well drop the class if you do.

    • Fall 2016
    • Jan Pitts
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments
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    May 25, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I enjoyed this class, and I'm not usually one to enjoy math classes. But Mrs. J made the class understandable. Very impressive because it's difficult to get precalculus across to students.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights were definitely the review that we did. Mrs. J posted practice tests online for us to work on in order to prepare for tests. After having those up for a day or so, she would post the solutions with work so we could compare and review further.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do the review tests that are posted and definitely take notes on what is taught in class. Precalculus is not an easy class, but it is required for so many other classes later on. Take advantage of the worksheets and reviews posted online.

    • Spring 2016
    • Kimberly Johnson
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Many Small Assignments

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