# Kennesaw State University (KSU)

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Provides students with the foundation in elementary functions and understanding of mathematics needed to succeed in subsequent mathematics and science courses, especially calculus. Topics include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. In each case, properties, graphs, and applications will be presented. Technology, in the form of graphing calculators and/or computers, will be integrated throughout the course for instruction and study. Required for math/science majors.MATH 1113 Course Description

Provides students with the foundation in elementary functions and understanding of mathematics needed to succeed in subsequent mathematics and science courses, especially calculus. Topics include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. In each case, properties, graphs, and applications will be presented. Technology, in the form of graphing calculators and/or computers, will be integrated throughout the course for instruction and study. Required for math/science majors.

## Professors Who Teach MATH 1113

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John Malluck
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8 Recommended
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
OMG!!! He is soo awesome! SO easy!!! He gives you everything that is going to be on the test the class before. Do not miss his reviews, they are the test! I will fight to take him for Calculus b/c im confident i can make an A with him. He explains the material great. Gives you all the formulas. Easy A if you have had trig or higher algebra in high school. Homework was not due until the end of the semester b/c people kept asking for extensions. Homework is online so it's an easy 100 which is a test grade. You will not believe how easy he is and that you are actually learning math! |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Dr. Malluck is a great math teacher. He goes over homework and gives you plenty of time to complete online homework. He is also very approachable and invites you to see him out of class if you have problems with an area; very helpful through email, as well. He has very thorough reviews for his tests.Dr. Malluck is great - take him if you get the chance. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Overall good teacher. There are four test which are very similar to the review. He gives homework but it is not graded. He usually review the homework in the beginning of class. I encourage you though to do the homework because you will see similar question on the test. The test is not hard neither too easy. He will to help you through out the test and give you partial credit for the answers. he also subsitute the final for the lowest test grade. He is very helpful and is willing to answer any question. I will highly recommend him for pre-calculus |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
This professor I would suggest anyone who is not very skilled at math to take. He goes over all material very clearly and is extreemly willing to help you out with any problems. The home work (which was online and you could keep doing it till you got the right answer)was worth 20% of your grade which is a huge help!!! I got a B in this class and I have not gotten higher than a C in any math class since middle school, so to get a B for me is really saying something and I owe it to this teacher. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Mr. Malluck is an old-fashioned kind of teacher--he doesn't mind helping you understand the concepts. He answers any and all questions. Do your homework even though he doesn't grade it. When he reviews for the tests, look at some of the harder problems from your homework also. His reviews are fantastic but the actual test question may require more thought. Only 4 tests of 7 questions each; he does give partial credit! He also puts formulas on the board for you. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
I suck at math, but he is a good techer. He goes step by step through the problems. The study guides cover the same types of questions on the exam. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Dr. Malluck is a great teacher. He goes through all the material thoroughly so that everyone understands, and if you already understand you do not have to go to class because there is no attendance policy. He had 4 tests, 7 questions each. The lowest test grade got dropped. Then the final was 10 questions. He lets you know what you need to study in order to succeed. He's awesome. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
MR. MALLUCK IS THE BEST I WAS HOPING HE TAUGHT CALC..BUT OTHER THAN THAT HE GIVES 4 TESTS THE 4TH BEIN THE FINALAND DROPS THE LOWESTNO QUIZZESNO GRADED HWNO ATTENDANCE |
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Jonathan Lewin
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
If you want to just memorize spitback formulas, then this isnt the class for you, but if you enjoy learning the why's of precalculus and not just the how's, then you will thoroughly enjoy this class. I especially enjoyed learning the scientific notebook software that he uses for class notes and extra credit. I would rather use the software than an over-priced calculator any day. The only downside is that I would have rather had more exams than just 2 and the final, which may explain why there are an equal number of extreme grades (As and Fs)..not much room for the middle of the road crew. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
He is a great teacher. He is very funny and tries to make the class entertaining. He teaches everything from his computer which is projected up to the screen behind him. He records everything he does, so you can look at it later. He tells you not to take any notes in class, because it will not help you later. He tells you to only use his lecture CDs. His book is a computer program which he created himself and it's only $60 compared to the other math books which are over a $100. He doesn't give you the equations to memorize, he explains the equation to you. So you can get the equation by yourself later on without having to memorize it. There are two tests and a final. You can exempt the final if you have an A in the class. In his class, 85 or above is an A and 70 or above is a B. He will replace the final grade with the lowest test grade. On the tests, there will be 60 points and you only have to answer 32 to get a 100%. You can answer up to 45 points worth, so there is a very high chance of getting over a 100% on the tests. After the tests, he will give a take-home assigment which can add 10 more points (not percent) to your test grade. He has a lot of very interesting stories which he will have no problem sharing with you. He will give you his personal number which you are free to call at anytime. He loves it when students call him or email to ask him questions, so call! He will literally email you back within minutes of you sending the original email. His life revolves around math. He knows what he's doing. He's written the math books and the computer programs. He does expect you to be there everyday in class, but you dont necessarily have to pay attention. He does record the whole class time so you can listen to the lecture CDs later to catch anything you might have missed. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Dr.Lewin is an excellent professor. His class requires the student to demonstrate his or her knowledge of the material that he presented. Dr. Lewin gives his students every available opportunity to prove that they know mathematics on a level worthy of the grade they are shooting after. Not only does Dr. Lewin help students by providing CD's with the lectures, he also will help any time over the internet or phone if problems arise. Dr. Lewin is truly concerned with the success of his students, and his classes are wonderful. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Professor Lewin is AWESOME!I haven't taken the first test yet...I'm expecting it to be hard..but even if I flunked this class I'd take another class taught by him.he's VERY funny and makes it really easy to pay attention.also, he seems to really care about the success of his students.his CD is a lot cheaper than most pre-calc textbooks..even used..and a lot more convenient. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
His emphasis on understanding of the course material rather than simple memorization is outstanding. In addition to providing clearly written notes for each and every lecture, he also provides a audio/video realtime presentation on CD directly following each class period so that you can go back to each lecture and reenter the classroom experience. Very helpful. Responds within minutes to e-mail questions. Welcomes student input. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
LEWIN IS BRILLIANT!!!! He is hands down the best math teacher i have ever had, and is also the easiest. you buy his software and on it has video tutorials and a bunch of problems that you can work out and if you dont know how the program will show you exactly how to solve them step by step. HERE IS THE BEST PART! all the problems oh his tests are exact problems he gives you on his soft ware. As long as you study a little bit before the test you will sure make an A. Also, his grading scale is 85-100 is an A 70-84 is a B and so on.PLEASE TAKE THIS MANS CLASSS!!! |
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David Garner
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Dr.Garner is a well trained teacher. I took precalculus with him. He is a very fair teacher, he is fun, and he is ALWAYS willing to help. If you read the book, do the homework, listen in lecture, and do the study guide, you will get an A. He want's you to succeed. He will give you calculator programs that produce the answer, he will let you have a note card for reference on the exams. His final is exactly the same as all of the tests. He does take attendance and does random quizzes, so you have to attend class. I really didn't study for this class much. I am a science major, and I rarely had time. I did do the homework once we got into logs and trig, but the first two tests are Algebra 2 material from high school. |
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Very helpful both in class and out. His tests and quizzes come straight from the homework questions, which includes 10-16 math XL problems and around 10 book problems per night. Total points for the class are 750. There are are four tests that are worth 100 points, Math XL worth 100, quizzes 50, and a final worth 200. If you maintain over a 100 average prior to the final, then you don't have to take it. Additionally, you are permitted to use a 3x5 note card for the tests, but not the final. Considering his willingness to help and fairness regarding the test materials (nothing is on the tests that he doesn't teach), everyone should get an A. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Explains the material as many times as you need to understand it. Very interesting to listen too and keeps students entertained by cracking small jokes or showing short videos to get a laugh. Lets you use a notecard on tests and your homework on quizzes. Quizzes are just one question from the homework. Not to mention he goes over the entire homework assignment problem by problem if you ask. Tests are compilation of homework and mathxl problems. So the tests and quizzes are more than fair. He wants you to do well and learn. I have learned more in this math course than any other I have taken. I would highly recommend this professor. |
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Sean Ellermeyer
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
I thought that he was an excellent professor. If you have a problem or don not understand he is very willing to help in whatever way he can. He does many examples to explain how to work through problems. He has four exams plus a final. The homework is not turned in for a grade, but it is helpful to do for his tests. I really enjoyed his class and he wish he was teaching Calc. 1. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Mr. Ellermeyer is a great professor who is enthusiastic about his subject. Our class was supposed to be only 50 minutes long but if the class looked as if they were engaged in the material he would continue well past the end of the class period(which was okay with my class.) There were 5 tests and a cumulative final. He drops your lowest test grade. Both his tests and grading practices are very fair. He posts excellent notes on his website. I highly recommend him. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Dr. Ellermeyer is a very good teacher. For every math class I have to take, I wish he was teaching it, so that I could take him. As long as you do the assigned homework and can work the problems yourself, you will have no problems. The class I took, all of his test questions were homework questions. I've heard that not the case all the time, but no one has ever said he was a bad teacher. If your a person that struggles with Math, I sugguest you take him because he will help you in any way he can. He loves to see his students accomplish something that they were having trouble with. Overall, he's the best Math teacher I've encountered at KSU. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Dr. Ellermeyer's approach is very calming. You never feel like any question is stupid, and he uses a lot of examples to demonstrate an idea. His tests are designed to show that you know your material, but he doesn't try to catch you with trivial questions.Great teacher for anyone who fears math! |
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Robert Birrell
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Great guy! |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
I had Rob Birrell in Spring 04, Math 097, and Summer 04, Math 0098. Like others have said, I wish he tought more upper level math classes. Mr. Birrell will go out of his way to help his students understand. As far as I know he is now teaching Math 1113 in the mornings but that is a no go for me as a non traditional student. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
He explains materials really well and there aren't really any big surprises on the test. There are 3 test and a final and if you do the recommended homework and look over his review sheet you will do fine in the class. He teaches like you haven't heard the materials before which can be good or bad. Good cuz if you sux at math you are going to really grasp it bad cuz it can be boring. |
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C Wailes
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Ms. Wailes was an excellant teacher. She goes slow enough in her in-class presentations so nearly anyone has time to understand the material. She is willing to go over homework and answer any questions you may have about the material. She is willing to work with you and listen to what you have to say. She is a fair teacher and if you are willing to work for your grade, she is a very reasonable teacher to take. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
clear with expectations, material presented followed book and my math lab, grades fairly, does reviews |
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Mary Turner
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
She explains every step. She does not make you feel stupid;only the students who miss several classes( and there were a lot of these in my class) and then ask about something that she went over and over 2 classes ago does she get a little annoyed at. Frankly I got annoyed at them too. She is an awesome teacher-- the BEST!! |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Wonderful professor. Great personality. She creates a very enjoyable learning atmosphere in the classrom. Her lectures are well planned and organized. Highly recommended for those who really want to learn. She is the kind of professor who wants you to learn not punishes you for your mistakes. |
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Xuelei Ni
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Her tests are neither easy nor hard. If you listen to her teach, the material is very easy to grasp. I would definitely take another one of her classes. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
She's a relly nice teacher, too nice as a matter of fact. Overall, I'd recomend this teacher if your comfortable with teaching yourself math and like taking really easy tests (her tests are usually exactly like the study guides she gives you). |
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Kris Kathiresan
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Dr. Kris is a great math teacher. Finally I found a math teacher who is helpful. I plan on taking him again for calc 1. He gives 2 tests and a final. Our first test was open book and he tells you that you can write anything in it. Then our second test we had 2 cheat sheets, 2 regular size pieces of paper, one he gave us and another one we were able to make on our own. He also tells you we can write anything on them. I dont know what the final will be like but if it's bad I'll be sure to post again. He gives lots of extra attendance points. He gives you 3 group work assignments, which he shows you exactly what he wants, very easy to make an A on. You just type the problems assigned and turn them in as a group. He likes to crack jokes. He's always willing to help the students who really deserve it and are trying. He knows who is trying and who is not. |
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
very nice. gives plenty of homework problems to help you with the tests. gives group homework assignments to turn in before every test. every day that you attend class gives you an extra point on your final grade. lets you have cheat sheets/ use the book for every test. |
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Ronald Biggers
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Biggers' precal was easy! |
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Stephen Bell
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Stephen Bell is a great teacher and he is very easy to understand. If you work hard and do the homework it is an easy A. Homework is opptional but I reccomend doing it for a good grade. Great teacher. |
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A Adler
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Professor Adler is a great math professor. You can tell that he really enjoys what he does from the great amount of enthusiasm he shows every day in class. He explains the material very well and is always more than happy to stop during his lesson to answer any questions and make sure that everyone is following. Lecture summaries are posted on his website, but you have to be in class to see the examples. My Math Lab is used for homework. The assignments are fair and not extremely time consuming. Prof Adler allows 2 weeks from the date of the lesson to complete the MML assignment, but it is a good idea to do the assignments immediately and stay on track. Prof Adler comes to class with a smile on his face and he always tells somewhat corny jokes to try and get the class to liven up. He is very lighthearted and very understanding. I strongly suggest this class. |
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Zihua Du
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
If you are a true blue southerner, you're kindof out of luck. Many people found his accent hard to get past. However, he is a great math teacher. The first lecture really threw me off...but after that he was great. He gives examples for every theory you go over, which makes the homework better (which you aren't 'REQUIRED' to do......but do it) You can't take a math class and not do homework, it doesn't work like that. He's adorable though. I thought he was great! |
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Tonya Jones
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
She gives great notes. She is a very good teacher. She answers all of your questions with a helpful attitude. She gives good reviews for her tests and does her best to ensure that you learn the material. She actually does her job as a teacher and teaches the material- you don't have to teach yourself. |
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M Croicu
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MATH 1113 Precalculus
Great teacher imo. Thorough about the material even though most of it was by the book verbatim, she explained everything in detail and was always around to explain further if needed. Practice quizzes and tests were very helpful. |
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Gagandeep Mahal
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Wanda Davis
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Steven Davis
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Symon Kimitei
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Jeffrey Berman
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S Mundkur
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Monica Doriney
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Claudia Roper
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Donna Ramsey
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David Sowisdral
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Kay Crump
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Ludmila Orlova-Shokry
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Sarah Ledford
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Steven Riley
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Marlene Sims
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Barbara Ferguson
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Josip Derado
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M Bleicher
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Marla Bell
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Sandra Chandler
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Kenneth Keating
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W Matson
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Amanda Rollason
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J Graham
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Nikita Patterson
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Taylor Sink
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Rebecca Gammill
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Thomas Hippchen
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B Vona
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Jon Noring
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Diana Lossner
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Ana-Maria Croicu
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Nancy Burney
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I Share
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