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MATH 171 Calc 1

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    Jan 03, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This is a good course to take with Kevin Marks because he is a very thorough professor. He would not let anyone fail his course. He actively asked if we understood what he was teaching, and if we didn't he would work with us one on one. Overall the course requires hard work, diligence, and patience.

    Course highlights:

    I learned that not all math is the same. I learned that studying and not memorizing helps with math a lot! I know some may say that it's hard to study for any type of math, but my suggestion is to study for 2 hours per credit hour of this course per week (this course was 5 credit hours). Another highlight was it being connected to other math courses. So, it wasn't that difficult if you understand mathematics.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    STUDY! Don't just memorize formulas. Do your homework because it actually helps with understanding what you're doing, right or wrong. If need be, watch YouTube videos to help you! Go to a tutor is necessary. Practice, practice, practice!

    • Fall 2016
    • Kevin Marks
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours
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    Nov 21, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This class will equip your mind with critical thinking skills. However, Professor Stamps is a very patience teacher, she provides every student with the best material require to understand and pass this class.

    Course highlights:

    This most interesting section in this class was the introduction to differentiation. However, this topic is a bit difficult but it is advisable to understand the basis of the subject because it is the foundation needed to build other higher math requirement course especially in engineering

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Study hard, practice the questions the allocated textbook and visit the tutoring centre if need be.

    • Spring 2015
    • Terra Stamps
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours
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    Nov 19, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I highly recommend taking enrolling in this course because it embodies several of the fundamental basics of mathematics and truly relates everything that is taught throughout middle and high school.

    Course highlights:

    I gained an overall better understanding of why we are introduced to certain aspects of algebra, trigonometry, and geometry prior to post-secondary education.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be sure to attend class as often as possible, and keep up with homework assignments. Work outside the classroom will only improve your abilities in the course.

    • Fall 2016
    • Kevin Marks
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