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MAT 251 Calculus for Life Sciences

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    Oct 27, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend it because you really do learn a lot in this course. The professor doesn'the treat you like you don't know anything when you ask a silly question which is really nice. He's a bit quirky and awkward which is fun. The material is a bit difficult but it's easier if you keep up with it and don't let yourself fall behind.

    Course highlights:

    The biggest thing I learned in all honesty was time management. It had nothing to do with the material but oh well. Now with regards to the material, I learned how to do word problems which was always my biggest weakness. And I relearned a lot of stuff from precalculus which was nice for the tests.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always do your best on the homework, don't stop just because you think you got a good enough grade the first time. The homework can really help balance out the test grades.

    • Fall 2016
    • Lance Ward
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Many Small Assignments A Few Big Assignments
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    Aug 09, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Heckman is a very thorough professor. My last math course in high school was trigonometry and did not have any experience with complicated calculus so having Heckman was the best experience because he went through the lesson step by step and he has a really great system for quizzes and tests.

    Course highlights:

    Integrals was a hard concept to get a hold of, but practice makes perfect!

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Practice the concepts everyday. Make sure that your homework is due and try to do everything yourself with as little help as possible.

    • Spring 2016
    • heckman
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Jul 28, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This is a great class for understanding general calculus concepts.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was learning calculus concepts that I will need in upper division math classes in the future. We learned things such as derivatives and anti-derivatives.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take good notes in class and watch Dr. Heckman's online videos! Dr. Heckman makes great review videos and posts them on his websites for students to review throughout the entire semester.

    • Spring 2016
    • heckman
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments

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