MATH 180

Combinatorics

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Steven Butler See Full Profile

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I took both Math 180 and Math 61 with Professor Butler. He is the best Math teacher I have had at UCLA. Most of the Math classes he teaches (3B, 61 and 180) all have similar material, which he LOVES. The guy honestly loves his math. He does a wonderful job of using fun/quirky examples in class and his class is always uplifting. He does a great job of preparing materials for students to study from. Use the lecture notes that he posts online. His classes were challenging, but he makes it easy to follow, because he is so patient with students and is willing to explain something 100 different ways until his students get it. He always had very convenient office hours(and lots of them) and he's extremely helpful. His homeworks(especially the ones he makes himself) can be hard, but go to office hours and it will help a ton. I wish I could take more math classes with him, but sadly, I think it's over. Honestly though, I chose to take 180, because he was such a good professor. I would highly recommend this professor for any level of class.

July 4, 2009
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It's honestly difficult to express just how many ways Hempel failed me as a professor. The material in this class is generally less difficult and engaging than that of previous courses, but rather than go above and beyond and explore anything remotely interesting, she struggled just to teach the necessary material and even skipped sections because we were never on schedule. Her lectures were never engaging, and she often made multiple errors in each step of her calculations. I understand that it's easy to make algebraic mistakes, but how can you come to class so unprepared so often. It sometimes felt like the students had to teach her how to do things because she had so little grasp on why her calculations were failing. For these reasons, over half the class never attended lecture, but those who stayed only found her getting consistently sidetracked by random questions to the point that she would either not finish material or rush through it without fully explaining it. Even if her lectures somehow made no mistakes and stayed relatively on time, they were still so poorly organized and boring that it was impossible to get a good grasp on the material from them. Furthermore, from the structure of her exams, it almost felt like she had a tenuous grasp on the content. We studied concepts that involved partial fractions, integration by parts, complex eigenvalues, and many more in the homework, but, in the second midterm, 20% of the test was on the existence theorem, an idea that was not crucial to most of the concepts of unit two and was barely touched on in lecture. This class is filled with students who have made it through extremely difficult math, physics, and chemistry courses in the past, and it was a little insulting how easy the tests were, not to mention it will most likely force the class to be curved down which feels extremely unfair to everyone involved. On the last day of lecture, someone asked if she would post the rest of the lecture online since she was unable to finish it in class, but Nadja just said, "well, if you can't do this.." and shrugged. I don't think she deserves to be a professor here if she's unwilling to make even that slight effort to accommodate her students. I love math, and I have never enjoyed a math class less than this one.

Winter Quarter 2018
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