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MTH 245 Calculus 1

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    Malik, rebeccagasper, Jean Lilly, Lance Nielsen
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    May 20, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course teaches you so much about the beginnings of calculus, and is taught in a way that students understand the reason for the steps they are doing. The course is challenging in the homework assignments, but the exams are a fair evaluation of material and are designed with the students' abilities in mind.

    Course highlights:

    I had already taken Calc 1 in high school, but when I came to college I was afraid to start Calc 2, so I decided to repeat Calc 1 for good measure. I became so much more solid in my algebraic and computational skills, and my understanding for calculus grew greatly. I enjoyed learning some basic proofs, which come up later in higher level math courses. These were a good introduction to a side of mathematics that I had not seen before.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to office hours for help with the homework. It is designed to be challenging, so ask the professor for help when you need it. Also, don't freak out over the exams. They will not be easy, but they are also meant to test you on what is important. In studying, evaluate what you know cold and what is still unclear. More than that, try to understand why you are performing certain operations and how it can be undone. This can be important in both this class and later coursework.

    • Fall 2015
    • Lance Nielsen
    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments
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    Mar 07, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    The professor is very fair and she explains things clearly. Overall it isn't too hard of a course if you are alright at math. The workload isn't too extreme and the tests are fine.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights were that I was able to refresh on the calculus I learned in high school. It's a useful course and personally interesting to learn.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you use office hours if you don't understand something. She is very welcoming and helpful. It also helps to have a study group to the homework with.

    • Spring 2014
    • Jean Lilly
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