The University of Texas at Austin (UT)
Hamrick, Gary
Mathematics Department
Gary Hamrick Teaches the Following Courses
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M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
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15 Recommended 
M 408K Differential Calculus
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9 Recommended 
M 362K Probability I
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3 Recommended 
M 427K Adv Calculus For Applic Iengr
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3 Recommended 
M 427L Adv Calc For Applc IIaphon
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2 Recommended 
M 408N Differen Calculus For Science
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1 Recommended 
M 408L Integral Calculus
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1 Recommended 
M 389U Actuarl Contingent Payments I
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0 Recommended 
M 339U Actuarl Contingent Payments I
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Gary Hamrick's Recommendations
M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
Take M408D from him. He's really smart and you will learn something new. You are allowed a card with the formulas you need for the exams. You actually learn calculus because he actually speaks english unlike many of the profs in mathematics at UT. Big curves on the tests. 

Gary Hamrick
 3 quizes spread throughout the semester, each worth 18%, and a final worth 54% if you got a higher grade in it than in your lowest quiz (which would be dropped) or 36% if it is lower than your lowest quiz. the guy knows the stuff and how to teach it, and doesnt waste time in stuff that he wont ask for in the quizes. he is very objective and clear in class. always willing to help. OVERALL: I really recommend him to people that will study keep up with the class. if you do this, you'll get an easy B thanks to the curve, and if you never miss a class and understand everything you can get an A. 

M 362K Probability I
Dr. Hamrick is a good professor. He is interesting, funny, and makes his material relevant to things you would actually use outside of the classroom. His grades come from homework assignments, quizzes, and the final. He calls them quizzes, but they are, in fact, exams  he just tries not to stress you out. He will replace one quiz grade with your final exam grade if it is to your benefit. Dr. Hamrick will also add 10 points to your overall homework average at the end of the semester because, as he said, things happen and you can't always get everything turned in. He does his best to meet with you outside of class if you have trouble, but he isn't always available. See: Drawbacks. 

M 328K Introduction To Number Theory
Wonderful teacher. I loved goin to his lectures. He gives generous curves on tests. Homework is 10% of your grade. He lets you replace your lowest test grade with the final grade if it is better. All around good prof. 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
SPEAKS GOOD ENGLISHVery good lectures  Talks about the topics generally every other class when it gets more indepth, i didn't have to go that much, the book taught it fairly well, alot of homework : /  but you need exposure, the more you do the better your grade will be. Grades with a big curve  a 40 is passing on a test 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
He has very good curves and he teaches to your understanding. Some calculus professors like to through out a bunch of crap no one can understand but Hamrick likes to keep it a lil more simple. I had a crappy TA for this class so I only went to the TA sessions to turn in Homework. If you keep up with the homework and go to class and learn from hamrick, you will probably get and A if not high B. It's good to know some people in the class that can help you out if you need it too. I think this is one of your best bets for a Calculus professor! 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
Dr. Hamrick had a great teaching style. There were three quizzes or exams (18% each) adding up to 54%. The homework you turn in at every TA session (2 times a week) is worth 10%. For the homework, he expects that people will miss homeworks, so everyone gets a 10% added to the homework grade. (Meaning: You miss homeworks and pull an 85 average for them. Adding the 10% gives you a 95 average for your homework grade. This adds to a max of 100% or a maximum of 10 points towards your final grade.) The final is worth 36%. Also, in the event that you miss a quiz, the final will grade will be counted as your missed quiz. And if you've taken all of the quizzes and your final is higher than one of your quiz grades, he will replace that one as well. He won't do both, of course. He's a great teacher and definitely knows his stuff. 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
Hamrick understands calculus. If you want to understand it too. take him 

M 427K Adv Calculus For Applic Iengr
He is an excellent lecturer who has a stong command of the material. His test have no surprises, and if you do the homework, they shouldn't be too bad. 

M 427L Adv Calc For Applc IIaphon
Dr. Hamrick is an amazing professor. He has a very thorough knowledge of all of the material in the class, and he can answer nearly any question posed to him. His passion is evident in his lectures, which are almost always interesting. He does a great job of building your intuition in this class. Overall, very worthwhile and a very good class. 

Gary Hamrick
He is a good professor and makes the course somewhat bearable. His tests cover anything he taught or assigned as homework. He also changes the questions around to make you think a little more. Don't be discouraged though, I'm a big slacker and blew off the first two tests and was able to come out ok with minimal effort in homework. If you try you should be fine. 3 'midterms', required final that replaces one midterm grade, and homework is 10% of the grade. 

Gary Hamrick
Hamrick does a really good job of explaining the math. If you have taken this class in high school, some of his methods might be a little confusing. He assigns about the same time amount of homework, about a hour and a half that is usually given at least 3 days in advance. His test are pretty hard and cover everything you can think of. But there is quite a curve on tests. I think it is just like any other math class I ever had. 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
Awesome teacher. Curves every test generously depending on grades. Usually 80100 is an A. Gives partial credit on test. Homework (10%)is due at discussion sessions, but never a heavy work load. There are 3 tests (18% each) and a final(36%). Your final will replace your lowest test grade IF it is higher. The tests and homework are not used from the homework server. He assigns questions from the book for HWso you need the book. The tests range from 58 questions. and the final had about 11. But the questions are weighted differently. He's very very smart and cares a lot how well his students do. You have to go to class unless you're a math genius and already know the material. **Speaks good, clear, english (always a plus)! 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
Hamrick's lectures were interesting (for math) and definitely worth attending because his personality made the subject appealing and he really understands the material. His lectures are basically presenting examples and showing proofs on the chalkboard, with occasional humorous interjections. He makes you feel free to ask anything in class, and he gets the class to participate by having the whole group calling out answers to steps in the problems. 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
He seems like a grumpy (and slightly piratey) old man, but he is actually very nice. His tests and homeworks are challenging, but he grades the homeworks on effort, unlike other professors. There are 3 tests worth 18% each, and the final is worth 36%. The lowest quiz grade can be replaced by the final. His curves are usually very huge. Each test usually had 68 workout problems, and you are allowed a 3x5 index card for each test, and 3 index cards for the final (so save your old ones). 

Gary Hamrick
Dr. Hamrick is a very good professor. His style of teaching is lecture followed by homework. The Honors section is really tedious, but you'll learn the stuff. Don't be scared about the tests either, it's usually pretty fair. If you are in the Honors section and do your work, you will end up with an A or B. 

Gary Hamrick
Really good teacher highly recommended. I hate math and I still do but I liked his class. He is a really funny and cool professor. He knows his stuff and make you understand it too, and he even goes over homework problems, the discussion sections for his class were pointless in my opinion because you learned everything form him. If you do the homework and go over problems in the class this class shouldn't be hard, and he lets you have a index card to look at for the tests. 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
He is the best professor ever for 408D! Take him! He gives huge curves on the exams. He doesnt give too much hw, but you have to get it done to understand what you're doing. The TA was really good too. If you had any trouble understanding something he said the TA would clear it up. His lectures are very good and he does ntoget off topic. He's a funny professor too. He makes funny faces : P Take him if you want to do well and not be confused compared to the other professors. 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
Dr. Hamrick begins every class with a quick review of what he taught the class before. He does a pretty good job of explaining the new material, but it's easy to get lost with the work that he puts on the board because he expects you to figure things out in your head as fast as he does. Also, during his lectures be sure to distinguish between what you should write down and the stuff you don't need to know... aka when he proves theorems. The homework load is pretty heavy and you have to turn it in every TA session... but that's actually good because it forces you to do it. His exams are very straightforward and there is an amazing curve on all three of them: 80100 is an A, 6079 is a B. 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
He is an excellent professor. He made M408D easy for me to understand and make good grades on the tests. His homework load is 2 homework assignments per week. Problems are usually not very hard and it constitutes 10% of your final grade. His exams were not very hard. the questions on the tests were usually from his assigned homework problems. So, study them very well before the test and you will be fine. He also offers great curves on his tests. On the first and second, an A was 80 and above, and on the third one, it was 85and above. There's usually 56 questions on each midterm, and 12 questions on the final. The final is mandatory, and it is comprehensive. Attendance is not mandatory, but it is very helpful. You sit in the front row, cuz it is very easy to fall behind when sitting in the back especially in his class. You don't have to attend TA sessions, which is cool. 

M 328K Introduction To Number Theory
Tests match the homework given. If something is on the test that is different from the homework, he would have emphasized it in class by yelling that the book is wrong. Yells a lot to keep you awake. Went to 2 TA sessions the entire semester and still made an A. 

M 408C Differen And Integral Calculus
The class is great! Hamrick is a really cool prof.....lets put it this way..he makes learning Calculus fun....with his funny expressions and all...homework is returned on time and so are the quizzes....he is quite lenient in checking too..all in all a very good prof to do M 408C with.. 

Gary Hamrick
Hamrick was an awesome professor. Diff Eq is a pretty easy subject (it's a huge step down from 408D, which I had a helluva time getting an A in), but Hamrick makes it easier. His tests aren't very hard, he curves a lot, and most importantly, he's a really good professor. If I had to take more math, I'd take him (or Dr. Guy). These other reviews seem odd relative to mine, but maybe he just really liked our class. Besides, I think 74% of my class got an A, how can you argue with that? 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
Awesome lecturer! Take it from me, this was my second attempt at this course, and I can actually say I made a high B up from a D simply because he was a better professor. Tests were fair in material but the grading was harsh. This didnt matter however since he gives very generous curves on them. (75/80 or above was an A and 45/50 + was a C. 

M 427L Adv Calc For Applc IIaphon
He is really nice professor!!! He is really funny, and teaches very well. If you didn't get it in class, ask himhe will answer you. I strongly recommend him. 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
Hamrick is a great prof, as long as you can keep up with the home work (he assigns work every class) you can learn straight from his lecturing, his lectures are bothe conceptual and practical so you understand what is going on but also know how to do the hw, plus his humor makes his lectures a little more entertaining. 

M 427K Adv Calculus For Applic Iengr
Was a good teacher and taught material well. Test we're not ridiculous, and curve was generous. 

M 362K Probability I
Hamrick is very funny and has a thorough understanding of the material. His quizzes are very fair, and he really understands how to communicate the necessary information 

M 362K Probability I
He knows his stuff well and is very fair in grading. Highly recommend! 

M 408K Differential Calculus
One of the more interesting Calculus professors. Math is math so having a specific professor for a lower calc class is not a big deal. He works problems that relate to the homework. 

M 408K Differential Calculus
Prof. Hamrick is a funny, lively, old guy, and he'll never put you to sleep; on occasion he'll even do the opposite just so the material doesn't seem as dull. He's very straightforward with the material and most of the lectures consist of example after example of whatever it is we're learning about. This can be useful because the scenarios he gives in class are very close to the ones given in the homework. It's obvious that he enjoys what he does, which is always nice to see from the person teaching the class. There are three exams and a final, all of which are multiple choice and look just like the homework. There are fifteen sets of homework, about 20 questions each due every Tuesday at 3 AM. Prof. Hamrick is very practical in that his lectures focus on material that is only in the homework for that weeksometimes students will bring their homework with them to class and work on it there. It was a good experience overall and I'd recommend Prof. Hamrick to anyone. 

M 427K Adv Calculus For Applic Iengr
Big curve on the tests. They were easy IF you did the homework. 

M 408L Integral Calculus
A funny old man, I usually enjoyed attending lecture and found it very beneficial. He would always answer questions during class. Even though he would make it seem like it was a bother, he never actually got annoyed with answering questions. Definitely a plus because that's what professors should do. I felt completely prepared by attending his lectures and doing my work outside of class. I recommend this prof. Also, for the class in general, try out a few different TA's to find one you like. (Attendance isn't mandatory for class or TA sessions) I don't recommend Cesar but really liked Radin's TA. 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
Great TA which makes up for prof. big curves on tests 

M 408K Differential Calculus
Professor Hamrick is a funny old man. I found his lectures very enjoyable and beneficial. Unlike some professors, he would always answer questions during class. His lectures were enough to make me feel completely prepared for the test. You have to do the homework. I recommend this prof. Go to a TA session that has a decent TA, because that can make the difference in a A and a B. 

M 408K Differential Calculus
Hamrick is a goofy old guy, but he taught calculus pretty well. Every lecture, there would be a moment where he would say something hilarious (which was often unintended) and it provided some nice comic relief. 

M 408K Differential Calculus
Hamrick is nice and very entertaining in class! He is definitely one of the best calc professors! Many students who come to our lecture don't even have him!!! His examples are very clear and bridge well into the home works. As long as you can do every problem on the home works, the tests aren't bad because they are pulled from the same question bank in quest. 

M 408K Differential Calculus
Professor Hamrick is a really good professor when it comes to teaching math. The class is straight lecture, but you should definitely ask him to reexplain something to you if you don't understand. The class is 10% homework, 3 exams worth 20% each, and a Final worth 29%. 

M 408K Differential Calculus
Good teacher. He's pretty funny and quirky. He's receptive to questions and willing to help. He'll teach you what you need to know for the questcreated exams. 

M 408K Differential Calculus
He is a funny and interesting old man because he will randomly interrupt his lectures with wieid facts and stories. But he is very good at explaining concepts and covering everything clearly. He also waits around a few minutes after every class to answer any questions you might have. 

M 408N Differen Calculus For Science
Great professor, really knows his stuff. Be prepared to work very fast through each topic and willing to spend a tremendous amount of time outside of class doing homework assignments and takehome quizzes. Twice a week he gives out a quiz, a postclass learning module, and a preclass learning module. These assignments can be very time consuming so be sure not to start them late at night the day before they are due. Coming from a student who has never taken calculus before, this was a difficult class for me. Make sure to fully understand every single problem worked out in each unit in order to do well on his tests. Not only understand the problems but be able to apply the concepts as well. 

M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus
Homework was always harder than the tests, and TA sessions were not needed. Recommendation: Get your friend to drop your homework off in TA session, and get a membership to cramster. I went to two TA sessions all semester and I made an A. As long as you do the homework, and understand what you're doing, or understand what cramster is doing, this class is not difficult. 

M 408K Differential Calculus
Hamrick is enthusiastic and doesn't let you fall asleep in math! He makes Calculus make sense, but not dumbed down. You'll learn everything you need to know and the class isn't too hard as long as you go to class and do your homework. I would definitely recommend him, as this is my 2nd attempt at calculus and it's far better than my first experience with another professor at UT. 

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