Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course because Preofessor Greene is excellent at breaking down the material into building blocks that make the material more understandable. She can relate each concept taught to a theorem or standing rule. By teaching and showing students the connections between certain mathematical techniques, Professor Greene makes it seem simple to master important precalculus concepts.
Course highlights:
The highlight of this course for me was definitely being able to have a thorough understanding of the material. I felt as if I could finally work any problem given to me simply by using the foundational knowledge that she had taught us. I also felt like I was learning concepts as opposed to memorizing them as I had done in the past. For example, I now understand the logic behind the unit circle as it relates to 45-45-90 and 30-60-90 triangles. Because I understand that, I am able to draw out the unit circle based on what I know instead of trying to memorize all of the angles and the sine and cosines of each. Overall, I would say that I truly learned how to look at precalculus from a broader perspective and I am better able to work problems by logically breaking them down and applying smaller concepts until I come to a final solution.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
I would very much advise that students taking this course go to office hours. Discussions are great and study groups are great, but nothing beats the one-on-one time that you get with the professor during office hours. Not only are you granted the opportunity to have some of your tough questions answered, you are able to bond with professors who could potentially end up writing letters of recommendation for you in the future as well. So, definitely, office hours are a resource that should be taken advantage of.
Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
Need to take to advance in math courses.
Course highlights:
Fast past. Prepared for future math classes
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Review previous math courses. Not a requirement, but necessary to take for advance math courses.