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polyratings post

MATH 244

Grade Received: A

posted 2017

Al is like the grandfather I wish I had. He's an interesting elderly man with a real passion for math and engineering. I like that he connects material back to engineering concepts when he can, and he also points out when something is completely impractical in day-to-day life.I'm very comfortable with math and algebra, so his linear analysis class was pretty easy for me. He's a fairly typical math professor. His lectures were pretty good, so I didn't have to go to office hours. He was organized and stayed on schedule, which I appreciated.He collects homework regularly, but only one random assignment out of all the work he assigns for the week. This means you don't have to do all the homework, but you'd leave it up to a coin flip whether you get credit for it or not. Luckily, homework is not a big part of your grade. There are weekly quizzes and four exams. Questions are clear, and they're pretty fair. It was possible to get perfect scores on his exams, and I believe class averages were around B's. Overall, I'd recommend him, especially if you're comfortable with math.

polyratings post

MATH 244

Grade Received: A

posted 2016

Overall, Al is a pretty solid teacher. He always makes sure you know how the math you are learning is applicable (sometimes he spends too much time on it). He is also very approachable and will take time to make sure you understand the material. Also, he creates his tests for you to succeed, putting only things he's gone multiple times that you really should know. As he puts it, he expects someone to be able to ace each one. If I had to do it again, I would choose to be in Al's class.