# Kennesaw State University (KSU)

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Uses techniques of college algebra and elementary calculus to analyze and model real world phenomena. The emphasis will be on applications using an intuitive approach to the mathematics rather than formal development. Topics include graphs, derivatives, and integrals of functions. The course incorporates collaborative learning, oral and written reports, and technology.MATH 1106 Course Description

Uses techniques of college algebra and elementary calculus to analyze and model real world phenomena. The emphasis will be on applications using an intuitive approach to the mathematics rather than formal development. Topics include graphs, derivatives, and integrals of functions. The course incorporates collaborative learning, oral and written reports, and technology.

## Professors Who Teach MATH 1106

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Brad Feldser
No class times this semester |
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23 Recommended
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Great communicator & very capable instructor! I would recommend his class to anyone. If you are not very proficient in mathematics, this is the professor to take. If you follow his lectures, complete the MyMathLab assignments & test reviews, you will succeed. He explains the material so that you will understand & retain. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
You won't find a better math professor anywhere. His test are fair and he bends over backwards to help. Do the homework, it helps a great deal in both your understanding and your final grade. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Best math teacher I've ever had. Explained things in the simplest, most understandable way and the tests always fit his lectures & the homework. First A in a math class in 3 years! |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Prof. Feldser is outstanding for a number of reasons. When he goes over material, he makes it all so clear and so easy to follow. The My Math Lab homework you do online really helps you get a grasp on the material. When he gives you problems out of the book, he gives you the ones that you actually need to know and not the hard, hard problems. Plus, he's just nice. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Dr. Felser is the best teacher I have ever had. I would reccomend him to anyone. He is very approachable and is willing to answer any questions you might have. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Doing your homework and attendance is a MUST. This will lift your grade up by a whole letter. He will drop the lowest test grade and replace it with the final if it is a better grade. Very fair teacher, he always has his door open for students, and is quick to responed to you e-mail. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
He is a great teacher and is willing to go the extra mile if you ask for help. Well all the help in the world didn't work for me and that is no way an inflection on him. He explains the problems thoroughly and makes sure you have an understanding of what he is teaching. Do the homework and come to class and it will boost your grade significantly. It boosted my grade and I passed barely with a C. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Mr. Feldser will do whatever possible to help his students understand. He uses lots of examples and gives lots of homework that help boost your grade. He gives study guides for his tests and will also give lots of hints for bonus questions. I really enjoyed his class even though I made a C. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Study guides. Willing to help and is flexable with student scheduals! AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME professor. Explains math terms in a commonly worded fashion. I truly enjoyed his class and any student would be lucky to have him as a professor. Homework is in My Math Lab and is managable about 3-7 questions per section. Classes are lecture based but, he does go over homework and any questions. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Prof. Feldser is a great math teacher. He explained things simply and slowly, going over every step so that nobody misses anything. His tests were fair and straightforward, and he offers help anytime. The homework is online, and the program helps you figure out the answers, plus he goes over homework in class the next day, so you never have to get a low grade on homework. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
What an awesome teacher! He is friendly and happily answers any questions you may have. I didn't have enough book money coming into the class and he actually loaned me an extra MYMATH LAB! Strongly reccommend him! |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Great teacher. I had him for 1106. I suck at math and I still got a B. The subject is very very hard if you are not good at math but he tries his best to explain and re-explain everything. If you have any problems then don't wait after the first test but make a haibt of going to his office a couple of times and you will understand everything. Don't get me wrong, the class was probably the hardest class i have taken yet and i had to study hard for it but with his help, i got a really good grade. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
This is the best math teacher i have every had. You have to work for you grade but,Mr. Feldser is very understanding, very approachable, and totally willing to help you succeed in his class.You have three test and a final. You do homework everyweek on my math lab. And you have random pop quizzes, but the answers are given to you in class if you just pay attention. Like everyone else has said you should consider yourself lucky to get a spot in this proffesors class. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Mr. Feldser is a great professor! He approaches the subject matter in a very organized manner and breaks it down so its easy to understand. I had always struggled with math and was very concerned about this class but his structure not only allowed me to obtain my A but it did so before the final, which I exempted. I would highly recommend him to all. He truly understands what it takes to teach. IF you can get in his class, do! |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
He explains things very well. It had been several years since I had a math class and I had to get a tutor, but it wasn't because of him. I needed brushing up on Algebra. Highly recommend him. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Consider yourself lucky if you get a seat in his class before it fills up. He explains everything so well and is really interested in helping everyone no matter what their backround. He teaches everything as if you have never seen it before and is very understanding. He doesnt teach as if math is your major and knows that nobody is taking the class for fun so he just helps you get through it. AWSOME TEACHER. very classy and professional.I wouldn't spend money on the book, though. I didn't use it once. MathZone helps you along if you get stuck, and he has a version of the book up online if you really get stuck. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Gives very little homework and gives a week to do it. Also goes over the homework a class before its due, so you always understand it. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
I think Feldser is extremely fair as far as grading and test. He is by far one of the best Calculus teachers at KSU. Very willing to help you with concepts you don't understand and will help you until you do truly get it. He gives homework but it's very helpful if you want to do well on the test just helps you get the material better from what you've already learned in class. He has reviews up before the test of problems you can do that also are very helpful. Before the final he will take the top 10-15% of his all his classes total and those select students exempt the final. I ended up with a 100 in the class and I wasn't a fan of calculus when I started but he makes it very easy to understand. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Professor Feldser is the best teacher to take for this course in my opinion. I am not a strong math student, and his teaching made all the difference. He is methodical, patient and provides clear explanations as to what the problems apply to, and the easiest ways to do them. His reviews tell you exactly what will be on the test. He assigns homework on My Math Lab. By showing up and doing the homework, you really add points to your final grade. I would highly recommend him. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Good teacher, Not a tough class but I also took basically the exact same class in high school so it was pretty easy. A few test with extra credit opportunity. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Very patient professor who explained all the material in a very thorough manner. Offered time at the beginning of class to go over homework from MyMathLab and reviewed each test after it was returned. Supplemental Instruction sessions that were offered through his class also gave additional availablity to help with the course. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Best teacher I've ever had! Truly care if students succeeded. Homework load was light. The Homework was done on-line. I would suggest you work extra roblems if you're not great in math. Gave review sheets for tests. Very NICE MAN! Best teacher at KSU so far. Snagged a B. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
This has been my best math teacher yet. He explains the material so well and tells you what type of problems will be on the test. He gives some extra credit. I really enjoyed his class (1106) and would take another one of his classes. |
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Lawrence Thomas
No class times this semester |
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11 Recommended |

MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
I felt Mr. Thomas was a well seasoned professor with a great sense or humor for math and the students who don't apply themselves. If you really WANT to succeed in his class you can. Homework load is heavy, but it's in Math Zone and there are numerous tutorials to help with all the content. It is to YOUR benefit to attend class regularly. Mr. Thomas is always open to questions during and after class, and his instruction is very well organized. You get study guides prior to each test as well as an annotated version with answers to the test study guide. Excellent Professor! |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
He explains the first day of class how hard this class is. Stay with the class, it all eventually starts to make sense, mostly after the first test. If you make a low grade on 1st test, stick with the class. Highly recommend SI sessions, student led tutoring group, it helped. Also, used Math Lab the first half of semester. The tutors in math Lab help & give you hints. Homework on Mathzone helps with understanding so don't do the night due. Book helps, will need to use it to reference during homework. The 2nd half of the class gets slightly easier, because it builds on the first half. Gave bonus points after test 2 or 3, the one the whole class didnt do well on. Get all bonus points...it totally helped my final grade. I haven't take final yet, but will end up with an A or B. He always asks if there are any questions at the begin of each class, so get your questions answered, it helps. I think I did well since I went to all but one class (sick) & took advantage of all the extras...SI & MathLab. It take work, but its a required class & who wants to take it again? Not me. I highly recommend Prof Thomas. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
FANTASTIC PROF!!! 100% recommendation coming from me. Mr. Thomas really makes the class interesting. Take him for this class and no other Prof. He brings it down to a business level. There is homework online in My Math Lab, which gets quite tedious at points, but it's survivable. Homework is pretty important. Do it as soon as you can after class. Some of this stuff is not easy to remember a few days later. MML can be lengthy, especially if you wait untill the last day it's due. Break it up into a 1/2 hour a day or so and it's no problem. He posts practice tests online viewable in your web browser and downloadable in PDF format. The tests are all multiple choice (you turn in a scantron and the test itself with your work on it) but you need to know your stuff because there could be a tricky answer that looks exactly like the correct one except for one tiny little thing. There are two versions: One practice test with space to work out the answers just like the real test (only three tests the whole semester) and one practice test with his handwritten answers incase you need help figuring it out. The real tests are nearly exact to the practice tests, save for a few changes in numbers. You have to attend class, I didn't miss a single class, and do your homework, and ask questions. Ask no matter how stupid they may seem. My class did plenty of the stupid question asking. Attending class is imperative for getting a good grade. MML is a partial help. However, the greatest help for me was the Math Lab on the 4th floor of the Library (no kidding I spent HOURS there). You want to look for Big Rick. He's fantastic with this kind of stuff. The tutors there are ready and willing to help. In addition, they'll show you tricks that Profs won't; especially on the calculator...which is a necessity for this class. I have a TI 83 Plus Silver Edition and a TI 89 and both came in very handy. Pick up one or the other. I would recommend his class to anyone! He's great! |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
The absolute greatest professor ever! I got an F two years ago in Math 1106, then I withdrew last year from another 1106 class, and I just finished Mr Thomas's class w/ a B! I used to despise Math and Mr. Thomas made me love it! He's the greatest and I've told him so several times. If you're not good at Math, give Mr. Thomas a chance and he'll change your view about things. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Professor Thomas is a wonderful instructor. He has a great sense of humor. Just do your homework and study for your exams. If you have any problems just speak with him or send him an email. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Tests were striaght forward. GET a Ti 83 Plus (or higher) calculator. Homework is online. I've heard the online stuff has gotten better, although it is still pretty picky with the answers inputted. Mr. Thomas will help and answer questions freely (I asked a TON!). Also the Math Lab in the library is an AWESOME resource. There were I think 4 or 5 exams. He also provides a study guide on his website to print off which is nearly identical to the actual exam. Practice this and you will have absolutely NO TROUBLE with the exam. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
He is an amazing math teacher. He really knows what he is talking about and makes the material easy for the students who aren't really getting it. Tests were fair and followed the review. If you did the review - you did well on the test. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Extremely fair as far as how the material is offered to you and what you are tested on. Always willing to answer questions about the homework, which ultimately far often harder than the test itself, IMO. The practice tests were extremely helpful in prepareing and the online homework was frustrating at times, but once you got that down, you knew you had it. Very enjoyable as a person, and weighs very heavy on doing homework and attendance. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Professor Thomas is great at breaking down concepts and making them easy to digest. He is interested in helping every student completely understand the material. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Calculus becomes manageable in baby steps. Prof Thomas is encouraging and helpful. Don't miss class or you will lose participation points. Tests are straightforward and nearly identical to his practice tests. This class terrified me and I earned an A. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Great professor!! He really wanted the students to succeed, but you had to do the work. The workload was high, we had at least 2 homework assignments on MathLab a week but it was SO helpful once we got to the test! He posted a Practice Test about a week before the test and it was almost identical to the real test. He always asked if people had questions at the beginning of class. I am horrible at math and I had and A going into the final because I showed up to class and did the MathLab homework. He was a little bit odd but math teachers always are.. If this wasn't my last math class, I would definitely take him again! |
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Gordon Shumard
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4 Recommended |

MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
WONDERFUL PROFESSOR!!! Lets you use cheat sheets on every test but the final. Is very cooperative with students, and is very nice when you get to know him!!!! |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
He is a very nice man who likes to make jokes. He uses mymathlab for homework, which means there is no reason as to why you should not get an A on your homework grade. His tests were multiple choice, good or bad thing- you be the judge. 3 tests & a comprehensive final exam (made up of the same questions on the 3 previous tests) |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
I thought Proffessor Shumard was awesome. He gives you every opportunity to make an A. He is always available for help and will give you an extension on assignments if needed. I would highly reccomend this teacher |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
He has a little different way of teaching. You may use your book for the tests. |
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Bo Yang
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3 Recommended |

MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Excellent teacher..if you can't understand the book...no big deal...his lecture notes are so easy to understand that he makes calculus as easy to understand as learning your A-B-C's..He gives 3 tests and a final.....He lets you use a work sheet for the test for test and also gives you a review sheet which is very similar to the test.He does give hw but its for you to do if you want to ..it's not checked or graded. You should have no problem getting an A in professor yang's class..Just go to class and like Bob Marley says Don't worry about a thing because everything gonna be alright. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
You get a review that is basically the exam, he will just change the numbers. You don't have to do any homework, unless you want too. He has a pretty unique grading scale too. There are 3 exams and a final. If your avgerage is better than your final grade, then you 3 exams are worth 70% and the final is worth 30%. If you do better on the final then your avgerage, then your final is worth 70% and the 3 exams are worth 30%. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Excellent professor. He'll do anything and everything you ask him. He's willing to listen and he is genuinely a nice human being. He even has a light sense of humor. Never once raised his voice at his students in class. His study guides were excellent and if you did them you would do well on the test. It may sound cliche, but this really is one of the best professors you can learn from. |
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Andreas Kohler
2 class times for Spring 2015 |
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3 Recommended |

MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Mr. Kohler has an excellent teaching style, and uses his dry German humor through out the course. An example- a student asks him Can you do example number 5 from the homework? to which Mr. Kohler replies, Of course I can, I can do all of them! Another time, he polled the class about the answer to a particular question. As there were different answers, he said the class answers made good multiple choice answers for quizzes.He answered all my email questions without fail.You cannot do well in this class without studying ALOT! This means doing the homework and working harder in areas where you are not good. It may also mean going to the Math Lab and getting some tutoring. Take good notes in class and rewrite them until you understand what the process is for a particular type of problem.There are lots of quizzes, and many questions on the quizzes will be similar to ones on the chapter tests. The final is comprehensive, which actually works out well, since you may not be as strong in one section as others. The final can replace a poor chapter test, and your lowest quiz grade is thrown out. Very fair grading mechanism. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Come to class and do the homework! You will do fine in this class. I was scared to death of this course but his lectures explained everything so I could understand. Highly recommend him!! |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Very clear about what is expected and required on tests. Willing to answer any questions and very fair tests. On one test he een told us how many As, Bs, Cs, and Ds were on each page. Calc is not an easy course no matter gow you put it and he understands this. He tries to help you through it. I'd reccomend his course in a heartbeat. |
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A Whittle
No class times this semester |
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3 Recommended |

MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Dr. Whittle is an extremely good professor. He explains everything so clearly, and really makes you understand. You have two tests, a group project, and one final. All of his grading is extremely lenient, and he gives you LOTS of partial credit. If you don't understand a problem on the test, start to work it out whatever way you can think of, and the chances are he will give you some kind of credit. If you don't understand a question on the test, bring it up to him and he will explain it to you. A lot of times he basically gives you the answer. Do all the homework! It helps immensely in understand the material on the tests. I am taking him to Calculus I currently, and he is even better! |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
I took this class as a freshman. I took math 1111 prior to this course:awesome guy! He is soooooo down to earth. always has a smile on his face. He is young and gets to know his students names after a couple of classes. Responds quickly to Emails. DONT BUY THE BOOK! he teaches from it and uses all class examples from the book. You use mymathlab for homework and the book is online on that website too. I never needed the book. He always extended homework online. Homework was not too time consuming if you get it done when first assigned. 1 Midterm, Cumulative Final, and Group Project. Does take attendance. Quizzes every wednesday (were just what was taught last class, only 1 or 2 problems) Group project was really easy. Had an SI tutor which helped everyone learn material. Mr. Whittle will go over a problem if you have a question and will take the time to explain it till you get it. I would strongly recommend him and if i could do it again i would 100% take him. I had to work a bit for it, but I made an A in the class. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Professor Whittle was very helpful, he will assist you if you're not sure how to do the problems on the exams and quizes, only if you show him you know what you're doing but unsure of your answer. the material was very straight forward, no surprises. My only draw back was that I purchase the text book in order to get an id to logged on the the math lab online, but I never needed the book after that, everything was online and the book was not nescessary. I never reed the book and I'm very upset that I bought the book. Find someone to share the book with and to get set up on the mathlab. Easy class, if you complete assignments and study for quizes. |
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Symon Kimitei
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2 Recommended |

MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
He is very approachable. I hadn't taken math class since 2005 and he went over everything to get you where you should be. He is very concerned about his students doing well and will help with any question you have. Homework is exactly what you will see on the quiz. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Professor Kimitei is my favorite professor at KSU. I'm naturally a math person, but when I took the course it had been 2 years since I had last taken a math class. He presents math concepts in a way that makes it easy for you to remember how to do things, and he is excellent at explaining difficult concepts and problems. You have a couple online HW assignments a week but they're not difficult. He also allows you to make up any missed assignments at the end of the year during the 2 day "amnesty" period. Tests are exactly like HW and in class problems. |
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Marlene Sims
2 class times for Spring 2015 |
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2 Recommended |

MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
I took the 1106 class online and found it pretty easy. Not saying you don't have to work hard, because you do. I made a B, but only because I had a death in the family and didn't get to study one minute for the final. Until the final I had an A in the class. She is a nice lady. |
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MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
If you are decent at math take it online, Mrs. Sims is very willing to help and does a great job at helping through e-mail. She is great at explaining math. She's a keeper!! |
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Kris Kathiresan
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1 Recommended |

MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
At first, I was nervous about this class because 1. its calculus 2. he had an accent, and 3. attendance could help or hurt you. However, i was pleasantly surprised by this professor. He comes across as very strict at first, but he does have a sense of humor and he is very fair. Do not be afraid of his accent. It really is not that bad, and it is easy to get used to. He gives two tests worth 150 pts each, a final worth 200 pts, and then mathzone homework worth 100 pts. Do not be afraid of this set up. He gives you a bonus point everyday for coming to class plus 5-10 pts every time you show up for the test. However, if you do not come to class he takes away two points. But trust me, you definitely want to come to class...you do not want to miss a lesson. mathzone helps your grade a lot. so if you go to class every day and do all of your mathzone assignments, you are bound to pass the class, even with not so good test grades. The class is definitely not hard to make a B if you put forth the effort. I had no prior knowledge of calculus, and I feel like i actually retained most of it.Basically, if you dont do well in this class, it is your own fault. |
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S Mundkur
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1 Recommended |

MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
He teaches for depth and understanding. He posts class notes on CourseCompass so you can listen more in class. Give partial credit for Exam questions. Answers email quickly. Succeeding in his class, you will have a strong grasp of the material and strong anylitical tools in the subject. Flexible on homework schedule when class is falling behind. Focuses on the calculus portion of the course in you are rusty in algebra. |
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L Bowman
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1 Recommended |

MATH 1106 Elementary Applied Calculus
Helped explain the material as well as it could be explained. Always took the time to go over any problems that the class had and she made sure that nobody fell behind in the learning and lectures. Her review quizzes are very helpful and she goes over them in great detail, if you understand those reviews you should have no problem on the actual exam. Responded to any questions outside of class in a timely manner. Great attitude and most certainly a math nut but that made class that much more fun. |
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B Cadwell
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0 Recommended |

D Carter
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D Morris
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0 Recommended |

Segio Waldring
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A Flournoy
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0 Recommended |

Terri Ragsdale
2 class times for Spring 2015 |
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0 Recommended |

J Graham
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Susan Hardy
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Victor Kane
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