Average Rating
Course Difficulty
Easy 0%
Medium 50%
Hard 50%
Top Course Tags
Math-heavy
Background Knowledge Expected
Participation Counts
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Calculus is an amazing subject that stimulates the mind. I think it should be required for every major. It literally opens the windows to the math world that you could never see when taking an algebra class or geometry class. Even though in the class it may seem like there is no real world usage. When you look around there is math in all that we do and see and a lot of it stems from calculus including all of the formulas that we used in those lower level math classes.
Course highlights:
I learned how to differentiate and integrate single variable equations. To graph these functions and use them in a few real world applications. An example of this would be minimizing cost or maximizing profits. To decide how much or how little of something to make to raise money.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do It! If you study hard and with an open mind it will change your life. I highly recommend it. Costel Ionita is also a great teacher in the math department at Dixie. And they love math majors. I am not one of them but I can testify.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I am a math major and I love learning equations and dealing with numbers. Costel Ionita is, in my opinion, that best math professor on campus. He has a way with connecting with the students and is always trying to help them in any way that he can.
Course highlights:
I learned a lot about myself during this course. I learned that math is hard and that I am going to have to really be dedicated if this is really what I want to do. I learned how to not give up. The semester I took this class was one of the worst times of my life. I lost loved ones, was struggling with a job as well as money, and was having problems at home. I was told many times to drop out, but Costel believed in me. Even though I didn't get an amazing score in the class, I did better than I thought I would when considering the circumstances.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Don't give up. It is hard, but it all connects in the end. Use your resources, your friends, your professor, your textbook and tutoring center. If you stress about it and tell yourself that you can't do it, then you are guaranteed to fail. You are the first person who needs to believe in yourself