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MATH 211 PRECALCULUS

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    • Profile picture
    Aug 01, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The class introduced interesting topics in math that I had never known existed. Each lesson taught the student to analyze math concepts from a new angle. The professor was very intelligent and taught the material very well. The professor also shared real- world problems with the students, which was very helpful.

    Course highlights:

    I believe the greatest thing I retrieved from this course was a new appreciation for mathematics. Before the course, I did not truly understand how important the subject was to the everyday life, but I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to learn such intriguing math concepts. The class dug into how to derive formulas, integrate functions, and work with limits and made the students imagine an infinite amount of numbers. The professor knew the subject very well and explained every lesson thoughtfully. Also, the professor often related real-world examples with the students, which was very helpful.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    It is important not to fall behind on the lessons; when you do not fully understand a concept, ask someone in the course that is willing to help as well as the professor for further assistance on the topic. Also, the concepts within the course are not too difficult, all of the material requires a large amount of practice and time. It is also a smart idea to be open minded to the subject.

    • Spring 2016
    • Caldwell
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Great Discussions
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    Jul 18, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Besides the fact that Calc 1 is needed for a lot of STEM majors and is a pre-requisite for just about every subsequent math class the content is very manageable and this professor, Mike Beckham, is the best I've ever had. He has a good focus on the class material but breaks it up with stories and jokes enough to ease the stress of the difficult aspects of the subject, without going too far off topic.

    Course highlights:

    Mike Beckham is a phenomenal teacher, he truly understands the course content and has seemingly endless insight: any relevant question can and will be answered thoroughly.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't miss a single class if it can be avoided, it's not impossible to catch back up but it will be immensely easier to keep up if you're there for every lecture. The homework, when I took the class, was optional but the practice is crucial to perform well on exams -- which will determine your entire grade. It's worth doing even if it's not collected. Even if you don't finish all of them at least know what you can and can't do and come in with questions. The only dumb question is the one that doesn't get asked.

    • Spring 2014
    • Beckham
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Great Intro to the Subject
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    Jun 01, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    If the individual does not have a math heavy major. The subject can be quite anoying

    Course highlights:

    Derivatives: so much fun and challenging in a good way

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Consistency, Study every day. You will not develop the skills needed with out constant practice

    • Spring 2016
    • T. Baldwin
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading

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