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MATH 251 Differential Calculus

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    Feb 24, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    She is a great teacher! really took the time to help, and genuinely wanted everyone to help.

    Course highlights:

    Derivatives mostly, and started integration.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    During this course they offer a longer recitation period, I would highly recommend taking that one.

    • Winter 2017
    • Mary Beisiegel
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Many Small Assignments
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    Aug 05, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Wing is an incredible teacher! This is my second time taking this course. He teaching techniques are much improved over the last professor I had. It is hard to dislike calculus when there are kittens everywhere. Even though I am taking this online, Dr. Wing is fully committed and available to his students. He spent 3.5 hours with me and a fellow student, on campus, at 4pm. He won't stop until all questions are answered and understood. I applaud his dedication. I appreciate his passion. Makes my life as a student much easier and so much fun.

    Course highlights:

    I have a detailed knowledge of derivative calculus. My algebra is more refined, along with my trig literacy. He taught me how to break down each problem, meaning seeing the whole picture yet dealing with one issue at a time to limit confusion. Colored pencils are a must to keep a clear division of each function.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Purchase the unbound textbook, 3-ring binder, spiral notebook, simple calculator (they don't allow TI-83/84 or the like), colored pencils, lots of erasers, post it tabs to mark questions and lots of patience. Many students take this course twice so don't be too hard on yourself. Refresh on trig and algebra if needed. Khan academy and Wolframalpha are great tools. Do ALL the homework and any extra credit if offered. Allow yourself more than a day to get the MathLab done. It can take up to 12 hours depending on your understanding level. Ask for help when you need it. Do NOT wait!! This class moves very quickly. Staying on top of your understanding is imperative to your final grade. Find a study buddy and work through the mathlab together. Take frequent breaks and drink lots of water. Last, have fun! This really is a fantastic class.

    • Summer 2016
    • David Wing
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