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    • Profile picture
    Nov 21, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This specific class is a combination of the two classes preceding this one, so you are getting two classes done in one semester. The work load is not too bad for being combined. And Mr. Boling is a veteran of a teacher and very knowledgeable.

    Course highlights:

    You learn how to teach math if you are willing to put in the work.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Keep up with the homework and get a good group of study buddies.

    • Fall 2016
    • Bruce Boling
    • Yes
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    May 10, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Math has always been a difficult subject for me, and some of my classmates. I wasn't expecting to enjoy or even understand much of the material we would be discussing and learning in class. I believe first impressions leave a lasting impression, and Professor Boiling had an extremely warm, kind and welcoming attitude on the first day. I had a confident feeling that I was going to succeed in this course, because I knew I had a great teacher. We learned material that is taught in all grade curriculum's, from kindergarten to high school mathematics. Professor Boiling gave us plenty of resources to help us learn each section of math he was teaching. He was very helpful when it came to helping his students understand the question behind the problem. He not only taught us how to solve problems, but he also gave of multiple strategies when solving those problems. Before I took this course, I had a poor mindset about math. I realize now that math is actually interesting and fun to do when you understand what your'e actually doing! His main focus was not to teach us specific formulas to get specific answers, but rather to teach us the reason why and how mathematical problems work the way they do. I would recommend his class to any student who feels uncomfortable learning math, or who doesn't feel confident in themselves when it comes to math, and also students who enjoy math. He is a spectacular teacher, who will teach you problems you have seen before, and change the way you look at them. Definitely an amazing course, and I am so grateful to have had a pleasant experience with my class and the professor!

    Course highlights:

    I believe the highlights of this course was when we learned about new strategies that could be used to solve algebraic problems. Professor Boiling challenged us in a way that made us better students. I enjoyed looking at word problems and actually recognizing the detail in them without getting confused. He opened up new mathematical doors, that will help us as future educators, when explaining and teaching problems to our future students. I learned a lot about geometry in this course. A lot of the course focuses on ways to find volume, areas, lengths, angles, etc. of different geometrical shapes. There are so many ways to look at a math problem, and I think one the highlights in this course, is when Professor Boiling, taught us those new ways. You learn to look at numbers at a whole new angle!

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't be afraid of learning new things! Coming from an older student, it is important to stay up to date in the academic world. Don't ever second guess yourself, be confident and ask questions! Always go to class with a positive attitude, you'll leave having learned something new every time, I promise! You might think, when will I ever need to know this?....but the truth is, the information you take away from this course is used every day, whether you realize it or not! Numbers are in our everyday lives, from the moment we are born and everyday after. You will gain a new respect for mathematics and gain a new perspective on the importance of it. Take the course, you'll be happy you did!

    • Spring 2016
    • Bruce Boiling
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