Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
Professor Abramson is by far the best math teacher I've had at ASU. He really cares about whether his students understand the material and is a very approachable man. He knows that his students have other classes to worry about so he makes sure to make the course as simple as it can be. There are study guides for every test and he tells you exactly what questions will be on the final. Roughly two homework assignments are due online every week and they don't take very long at all. Make sure to show up to every class because no notes or information is provided online. 5/5 would highly recommend!
Course highlights:
MAT 211 is so much easier then MAT 210, especially if you take it with Abramson or Rody. Those are the only two good math teachers at ASU that try to make it as easy as possible. You don't need to know much going into the course because they review and re-teach what you need to know.
Hours per week:
0-2 hours
Advice for students:
You absolutely need to show up to every class because he writes his notes on a whiteboard, so nothing is provided online. Make sure to take awesome notes because he models his tests on them. I never even cracked the textbook open so you don't even need to buy it.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Professor Ward is very interested in the subject, and he shows his enthusiasm in spurts; while he may seem reserved at first, he cracks jokes as the semester progresses. His teaching style may not engage people, but he knows his stuff and will take time to explain everything for you.
Course highlights:
I learned about matrices and how to solve them using a calculator and by hand. He showed us how to determine the normal distribution for statistics as well, which proved insightful for demographic purposes.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Study a lot; make sure to listen and GO to class--he checks attendance for every class. Sit up close so he recognizes you and so you can actually see the lesson; the lecture hall is pretty large, and he tends to write on the board pretty often.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Worst math professor ever! Tibbetts is nice, but he does not teach at all, so have fun teaching yourself. He goes over random examples that are not on the homework and will not be on the test. The only reason I even bother showing up to class is because he gives out pop quizzes. His exams are the following: in-class (you can use a page of notes), take home exam (you'll have to take a confirmation exam in class), and group exams.
Course highlights:
The online homework has videos that work through some of the problems, thank god! And you only have to get 70% of every homework done and he will count it in the grade book as a 100.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
You are going to either have to make friends with others in this class and work out the homework problems, attend his office hours, or go to the tutoring center because his in-class lectures are pretty much pointless.