# Texas A&M University (TAMU)

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Discrete Mathematics. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S Formal structures for describing data, algorithms and computing devices; theory and applications of sets, graphs and algebraic structures. Prerequisite: MATH 152.MATH 302 Course Description

Discrete Mathematics. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S Formal structures for describing data, algorithms and computing devices; theory and applications of sets, graphs and algebraic structures. Prerequisite: MATH 152.

## Professors Who Teach MATH 302

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C Yan
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5 Recommended
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MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
Ms. Yan teaches very well and is easy to understand, despite her accent. The tests are easy if you do the homework and study the examples in the lectures. There's plenty of places to earn extra points: an optional final exam, cheat sheets allowed at all exams, and she curves at the end. She makes it clear what grade you will get before taking the optional final exam so you can opt out on taking it, if you want. This is probably the best teacher you're going to find for MATH 302. |
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MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
* Mostly easy to understand, though she has an accent* Final is optional, and can only help your grade* Homework is required - listed as a strength because it helps you keep up with everything* Tests are slightly curved (grade/100 becomes grade/90, when I took it). Tests are only 10 question (but multi-part).* Quizzes given, but not graded - show what to expect on exams |
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MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
She is a great teacher, really knows her stuff. Her tests are pretty easy compared to the homework so just do the homework and you'll be fine. She allows up to 3 pages of cheat sheets for each test so that makes them even easier. Optional final worth 20 points (out of 400) that can only boost your grade. She curves really well. Assinged homeworks count for as much as a test grade in the end and she grades them pretty easily. |
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MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
Equation sheet in class was nice. She graded fairly and went over tests and quizes so you could see what you missed. She was right up front and said "If you come to my class and do work you will get an A or a B." I also learned a lot as a CECN major that helped me toward my major. Lastly, she gives out candy for class participation! |
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MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
She is definitely one of the best if not the best 302 professors. Very fair grading of tests and homework. |
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Huafei Yan
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4 Recommended |

MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
She is really nice and sweet. I would totally recommend her.There are only 3 tests including the final, well actually we didn't have a final, our 3rd test is our final. All tests were not accumulative, and they are not too hard if u study. There r 6 pop quizzes, so u'd better go to class. |
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MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
Mrs. Yan is a very sweet Asian lady, and very knowledgeable about what she teaches. She has a heavy accent, but it's not too difficult to understand her. Anything important that she says is probably written on the board. The material can sometimes be tricky to understand, so definitely pay attention during the class and do the examples when she gives them. The homework is a little strange. The book isn't very helpful at all, so you'll have to look at your notes for most of the problems. The problems can be a little tricky at times, but thankfully, the homework isn't graded harshly, and completion counts. For example, if there are 15 questions and you get 3 of them wrong, as long as you showed your work, you'll probably get a 14/15 or so. There are pop quizzes every once in a while at the end of class, but they are open note, and the questions are exactly the same as in-class examples but with different numbers. The tests are... interesting to say the least. We had 1 midterm and 1 final, and nothing in between. We were allowed one 8.5x11 cheat sheet of notes for the midterm, and 2 sheets for the final. Write down all the examples on the sheet because chances are, the exact (or similar) problem will be on the test. I thought the final was A LOT easier than the midterm, but that may just be because many of the problems were similar to the examples in my cheat sheet. There is a curve, so if you miss a few on the test, you'll be fine. From what I've heard about the other MATH 302 professor, Mrs. Yan is DEFINITELY worth going out of your way to take her class. There is a 20 point extra-credit assignment towards the end of the semester that's worth doing. It consists of 5 questions, all of which are proofs. Only 2 or 3 of them are similar to proofs discussed in lecture, the others require some pretty heaving thinking (read: Googling). It might take you a while but the points you earn are definitely worth it. I ended up getting a B in the class without spending excessive time studying or doing homework, so as long as you attend all the lectures and take good notes, you should be good. |
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MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
Dr. Yan is a very nice lady. She really wants her students to learn and she realizes that she teaches a course that no one is familiar with. She gives plenty of chances to bring your grade up and plenty of extra credit. There is no final unless you need a grade boost at the end of the semester. She also gives candy and cookies several times a year. She always responds promptly to her emails and her office hours are very helpful. |
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MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
Lectures are well structured, and the material is taught well, the examples are usually very helpful and accurate. Office hours were reasonable and homework was due at the end of the day and could take a few hours after class to turn it in if necessary. I took CSCE 222 the very next semester and found that the material presented by this prof. was easier to understand, and her examples much more useful. |
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A Hobbs
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4 Recommended |

MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
Dr. Hobbs is probably the best prof I've ever had. I liked him so much I'm taking Linear Algebra with him next semester. He explains everything fairly and clearly. The exams are fair, although rather difficult. He gives a review sheet with ALL the info that you need to know... If you do all of the homework, go to class, take notes, ask questions (which he gives extra points on a final for), and learn everything as it's taught, you'll do well. I worked my tail off for a B, but I feel like I learned SO much (which I did). |
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MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
Dr. Hobbs is clear, concise, and to the point. He has a love for the material and he is very glad to help you with any problems you may have in the course. His tests tend to be a bit long and demanding but he does his best to prepare you. He gives extra-credit for asking questions in class or answering questions he poses to the class (even if you get it wrong). He takes up homework which forces you to stay current with the material. He does not quiz. He is a nice, and sometimes funny man who really cares about how his students do. |
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MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
302 Is not an easy class. Hobbs is a great teacher, and his methods exercise your brain in class - he asks you for answers to questions you have to think about.Expect to study a whole lot, and beat your head a little. Some people will get it immediately, others won't, simply because discrete demands that you think differently. If you are looking for the highest grade result, you may want to look for another prof, although none of them really give grades away. But you won't regret taking Hobbs' class if you are willing to work hard. He's a great professor and a good lecturer. |
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MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
I was so scared when i signed up for this class because my friends were telling how hard it is but its required for my major. So I took it and I don't think I could of picked a better professor. Maybe its because math is my strong subject but I was making A's on the test (with the nice curves). If you do the homework and go over it before the test you will do fine. Ask questions in the class and MAKE SURE YOU GO TO CLASS! You won't get by with trying to teach it to yourself. |
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Marcelo Aguiar
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3 Recommended |

MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
Extremely good lecturer, very personable, very willing to help outside of class. Tests are fair and homework is worth a substantial portion of the grade to help people who happen to bomb an exam. Classroom setting is very relaxed and conducive to learning. Highly recommended! |
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MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
Very organized and good at explaining the concepts. Lectures are well-prepared and grading is fair. Not a blow-off class by any means, but the prof's good. |
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MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
He is a very nice man. He cares about his students. His lectures are very easy to follow and I think he is very fair in grading. I would definitely recommend him. |
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Paula Tretkoff
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1 Recommended |

MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
This class was amazing. She emails the homeworks and tests out, so that it is kind of like an internet course. The grade structure for 302 when I took it was 10% homework (5 of them) 25% Take home test 1 25% Take home test 2 and %40 final. Since the midterms are take home it makes it very easy to get almost if not a 100% on them, as does the homework, that only leaves the final which I found relatively difficult since it is closed note, and book. But she curved the whole class to a 10A 15B 6C ratio curve for us with a couple of people failing or getting a D which means they must have forgotten to drop the class, 44% was passing.... Strongly recomend this class as it is minimal effort and maximum gain from the structure of the class. |
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Itshak Borosh
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1 Recommended |

MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
Borosh is a great teacher. He understands the material very well, and can accurately answer all questions you may have. We had around 13 quizzes and 3 exams (the last being a comprehensive final) during the semester. Quizzes are mostly take-home with a few in-class which he generally announces. Homework is given, but not required. However, doing the homework helps you understand the material! Borosh has a slight accent, but is easy to follow. He will crack a few jokes in class that are actually quite funny and somewhat nerdy at the same time. I recommend taking him if given the chance. |
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Douglas Hensley
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1 Recommended |

MATH 302 Discrete Mathematics
I have to say he is not has horrible as people make him out to be. I was scared going into his clas, but if you put in the effort that his required, the class is not that bad. He is a genius at what he does, and does not teach it effectively but his tests are a lot simpler than what he teaches in class. He has built in extra credit from 10 - 20 points and grades with partial credit. In the end, its the material that is difficult, not the professor. So, if you put in a lot of effort, I think its possible to make a B or even an A in his class. |
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Piotr Nowak
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0 Recommended |

Robert Gustafson
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0 Recommended |

David Kerr
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0 Recommended |

Laura Matusevich
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0 Recommended |

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