What were the instructors strong points?
Clear presentation of material: 8
Answers email really quickly
Enthusiastic: 6
Flexible
Explains everything clearly: 5
Great analogies and examples
Amazing: 3
Always available for extra help: 5
Provided a lot of fun examples
Very approachable: 7
Encouraging: 3
Great gift for teaching
Creative
Energetic
Loves what she does: 2
Concerned that we understood material: 2
Taught very well
Interesting lectures
Made me involved and want to learn and understand material
Made math fun and applied it to life: 2
Organized lectures: 2
Responsive to questions/concerns: 2
What were the instructors weak points?
Nothing: 9
Sometimes not responsive to students being confused
Sometimes went too fast: 2
Expected too much
Too much work: 3
Sometimes didnt explain thoroughly answers to questions
Would you recommend this instructor to others? Please
Explain.
Yes: 17
Cool
Incredible teacher
Couldnt ask for more
Wonderful>
Cares about us
Definitely: 9
Strongly
What aspects of the course would you retain?
Format of lectures: 2
Organization
Projects: 3
Homework
NonEuclidean geometry
Number theory: 2
Dimensions
Lots of cool>
Humor
Appreciation for beauty and joy of mathematics
Clear way of thinking
Instructor: 2
Playing with letters
Creativity
Information taught
Everything: 3
What do you think should be changed?
Nothing: 6
Projects should be individualbased
The fact that we had to buy the second part of the text
The text
Less work
Split class into 2 quarters, or cover less material: 3
Tutorial was too long
Books could be incorporated into course work
Would you recommend this course to others? Why?
Yes: 17
Great instructor: 2
I love this class: 3
Great class, was fun: 4
Learned a lot
Interesting course
Challenging and has some very interesting aspects
Different take on mathematics than calculus
Course covered so many interesting concepts that involve
mathematics: 3
Instructor was helpful>
One of the best math courses that Ive taken: 3
Course made me love math: 3
Emerged from class with a conviction that this field is fun,
interesting: 3
Course showed me the beauty of math: 4
Teacher cares about students
Additional
Comments
TA gave good review throughout sessions
TA was an effective tutor, very helpful: 17
TA talked a bit too fast
Very useful>
Homework was too long and too much: 2
Homework was challenging but not impossible
Sometimes I needed extra help on what the homework questions were
actually asking
Homework was very difficult, took the material to a level that I
never felt prepared for: 3
Homework was useful>
Instructor too great care to write homework
Homework strengthened my understanding of material and improved
my skills
Text on number theory was challenging but helpful: 5
Text wasnt helpful: 14
Text was at times confusing to follow along: 5
Exams were exactly on the level the class was taught: 6 Exams
were reasonable: 15
Exams expected students to be extremely competent with the
material
Exams were a bit difficult: 3
Reasonable time commitment: 15
Tutorials were a bit long: 2
Too much material to cover with given time: 2
Not reasonable time commitment
