MATH 125

Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

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Prof: Neal Koblitz / Winter 2021

Aug 24, 2021

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Ridiculously difficult quizzes but manageable homework as long as you pay attention. Get ready to earn a mediocre grade with this teacher. You just have to work hard.

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Professor Koblitz barely explains concepts in lecture & has a tendency to skip over steps when showing an example problem which makes it all the more confusing. Not suited for remote learning at all.

Advice

Try as hard as you can to drop or switch out if Koblitz is your only choice.

Grade: BWorkload: 13hrs/weekTextbook Use: Yes
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4Good Class
2Hard
4Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Andrew Loveless / Fall 2019

Aug 24, 2021

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Difficult class that is made somewhat better by a good professor who really communicates difficult concepts well. He breaks down the complex math terms into clear and simple things. Exam policy isn't the best but still workable. There's just a lot of smart students that makes the competition bad.

Advice

Do as many practice problems as you can to get ahead in the class. They're really helpful for exams. Go on Loveless' website, it has a lot of great resources that I still continue to use after finishing this class.

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Andrew Loveless is everything you want in a math teacher. Connects the material very well to other subjects, and subfields of math. Very approachable and passionate about the subject. He cares a lot is willing to go the extra mile with his students to help them understand. Willing to meet during office hours to provide extra help.

Grade: B+Workload: 11hrs/weekTextbook Use: Yes
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3OK Class
1Very Hard
2Boring
4Useful

Prof: Neal Koblitz / Winter 2019

Aug 23, 2021

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Poorly structured maths class that could have been so much more straightforward or forgiving if it wasn't for the prof's disorganization and an awful awful grade curve. Textbook alone does NOT prepare you for exams. Prof does not try to help students at all, and his outdated lecture style makes it very hard to pay attention and follow any class content. In my old school, I had very high grades in maths but this class made me doubt my ability.

Advice

Incredibly tough tests, and content taught does not always apply to them. Study a lot to see if you can get above a 3.0 in the class, even with this annoying grade curve. Try to find good study materials online, because Koblitz doesn't have any.

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Avoid Koblitz at all cost if you can. I took maths 124 with Ebru Bekyel and maths 126 with Andrew Loveless and they were both much better.

Grade: BWorkload: 13hrs/weekTextbook Use: Yes
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4Good Class
3Avg. Difficulty
4Interesting
4Useful

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5Amazing Prof

Prof: Farbod Shokrieh / Winter 2021

Feb 17, 2022

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The nature of MATH 125 is hard to change, but Professor Shokrieh made it easier. Clear lectures and easy exams. I've been managed to score above 90% on all three exams.

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Very clear and digestible lectures. Caring.

Advice

Practice and start your HW early.

Delivery: OnlineGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Optional
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4Good Class
2Hard
3Kinda Interesting
3Kinda Useful

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4Good Prof

Prof: Yu Yuan / Fall 2021

Feb 9, 2022

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It's an ok course, try to get a good professor and make sure to read the textbook.

Course Content

Integral techniques make up the entirety of the course, everything is integrals.

Comments on the professor

Professor Yuan definitely takes some getting used to (both in his style of presenting material and accent) but if you manage to understand what he's getting at, he offers very solid understanding of the material. He'll go through why the formulas are they way they are in detail. Sometimes it gets a bit difficult to grasp it because he'll go at a fast pace or make some logical leaps but he'll put up his notes and the textbook chapter can help fill in the gaps. He also has lectures before a midterm/final reviewing concepts and problems and then lectures after grades come out going over the test, which is really nice.

Advice

He says it himself, but at the very least preview the textbook chapter before every lecture.

Delivery: In personGrade: ATextbook Use: Yes
Assignment HeavyExam Heavy
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2Hard
2Boring
4Useful

Prof: Nichifor / Fall 2019

Aug 24, 2021

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Professor was nice and had good officer hours. but the class is presented in a terrible way that is hard to follow.

Grade: CWorkload: 14hrs/weekTextbook Use: Yes

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