What were the instructor’s strong points?
Enthusiastic, accessible, understandable. Didn't have to
Accessible, clear lectures that were engaging and interesting. I
enjoyed math class for the first time since third grade.
Accessible outside of class -- e-mail, office hours, extra
problem sessions. Concerned about her students.
Allows students to ask questions. Makes sure material is
Very interesting, good problem sessions.
Very patient. Constantly reiterated concepts for people who
Very accessible. Made hard concepts easy to understand.
Enthusiasm for subject. Willingness to help.
Moon is awesome! She is a very good teacher who is enthusiastic
about the topic, and she tries very hard to help us.
Clearly loved the material. Eager to explain.
Good instructor. Passes on knowledge clearly.
Just about everything.
Worked hard with students.
Very accessible, helped a lot during office hours.
Made an effort to make everything clear and understandable.
Very smooth, coherent lectures.
Good teacher. Learned a lot.
Examples, help on difficult points.
Interesting lectures, very available and willing to help outside
Enthusiastic. Made jokes that kept us awake. Gave optional
problems for a challenge.
Solicited questions with alacrity. Explained concepts both
arithmetically and geometrically.
What were the instructor’s weak points?
I dislike being formal and rigorous.
Sometimes assumed we knew something, and effectively destroyed
our understanding of her explanations.
Could have better relationship with students.
She seemed to get frustrated because she had to re-explain
elementary concepts several times.
Sometimes she moved faster than some students could keep up
Although I've studied for the exams, I didn't do well. Exams are
She's too good at math! Things that seem obvious to her aren't
always so. Abstracts things a lot.
The fast prep material usually scares the hell out of us.
Unnecessarily tense at points.
Math as a subject is boring and so I really cannot blame the
instructor if the lesson is boring.
Tests were very far from homework.
Sometimes difficult to understand in class.
Tests were very difficult.
None. She teaches superbly.
Grading policy was unclear. No way of knowing grade until end of
Conciseness, fitting everything in.
Would you recommend this instructor to others? Please
Gives help to those who need it, especially when they want to
Math is an easy subject for a teacher to botch, so Moon is a
Very understandable and overall great for anyone.
If the student wants to learn, she makes sure they learn it
She's really approachable. I admire her geometer spunk.
She makes the class interesting and easy while still teaching
Lessons were easy to understand.
She's not cruel.
Well taught, interesting course.
The helpful attitude is worth a lot.
She doesn't give an overwhelming amount of homework and I know
students like her.
What aspects of the course would you retain?
Seems pretty comprehensive. A good curriculum.
All but proofs.
The econ part.
Basic understanding of calculus.
What do you think should be changed?
Problem sessions should have focused more on current homework
rather than previous.
More supplements for proofs.
Possibly the text.
Needs more proof practice.
No more delta - epsilon proofs. Allow calculators.
Tests should follow homework more.
Why, oh why do we have proofs?
Perhaps taking more time on proofs.
More emphasis on other styles of proof, not just delta -
Would you recommend this course to others? Why?
It's enlightening and fun!
It's good stuff that one should learn about math.
The instructor is very interesting.
This course has significantly amplified my mathematical
It's challenging, but not too difficult.
Fulfills requirement with both numbers and proofs.
Good course to fulfill core requirement.
Good compromise between 130's and 160's.
Teacher cares about how well material is understood.
Delves into the intuitive meaning behind the proofs.
Math is fun. Nice respite from the humanities.