Probability Theory

March Boedihardjo

Probability Theory

Mathematics department

March Boedihardjo

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Ratings

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Overall 4.9
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 3.4
Easy
Heavy
Workload 3.9
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.9
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 4.7
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Tags

  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness

Grades

Spring 2019
33.3%
27.8%
22.2%
16.7%
11.1%
5.6%
0.0%
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A
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B
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C
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D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2017
48.6%
40.5%
32.4%
24.3%
16.2%
8.1%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2017
33.3%
27.8%
22.2%
16.7%
11.1%
5.6%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2016
25.7%
21.4%
17.1%
12.9%
8.6%
4.3%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted July 29, 2020 Grade Received: N/A

March definitely knows his stuff and provides clear and concise lectures. His tests and quizzes are fair, but you will be better off in this class if you are comfortable with probability/statistics and don't need to go to March for outside help. He is clear about what students do right and where they make mistakes, but will also encourage you to drop the class if he does not think you will do well (not my fave thing to hear from a professor). I also wouldn't recommend taking his class early in the morning because his voice is not loud enough to keep you awake.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted June 13, 2019 Grade Received: N/A

Warning: Math Department will make Math170A a harder class starting from this quarter.

March is definitely a smooth professor to take 170A with. His lectures are not very engaging, but he presents the materials clear enough, and I guess that's all you need for a math class. His homework heavily relies on the examples in lectures, and his exams heavily relies on the homework. So, if you always keep up with everything, you should be fine.

One difficulty might be that the students in classes at this level tend to be highly competitive, so you definitely need to perform your best to secure an A. Another thing is that math department is making this class more difficult by cramming more materials into it. So starting from eighth week, we kind of take an abrupt turn and focus on some rather different topics, which are unexpected and more challenging.

Overall comment: A doable class, regardless of where you are at in math.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted Jan. 18, 2019 Grade Received: A

This is a review for Math 170E. March is a great prof who gives extremely clear lectures that relate directly to the homework and the exams. He gave us practice midterms and a practice final that were super helpful. The tests are extremely fair and the grade distribution was set in the syllabus (60% guaranteed at least a C and 90% guaranteed an A), so no surprise curve. He's really nice and helpful. One of the best profs in the math department.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Dec. 16, 2017 Grade Received: A

I really liked him! He's a pretty clear speaker, knows his stuff, doesn't mind questions, and does a lot of practice problems. He often points out common mistakes that students make, which is damn helpful. He also gives us review sheets for each test with a substantial number of problems (the final one had 55), and had extra office hours the day before each test (& let us stay past office hours, bless his heart). Quizzes were all straight from the homework except for one that everybody messed up on, but we could tell he felt bad for us on that one lol, so I doubt he'll do it again in future classes. And the grading scheme is generous enough to allow a solid A with a bombed quiz. The first midterm was a little tough but still fair, while the second midterm and final were straight from his review sheets. The second midterm time crunch was the tough part, but you have lots of time on the final. He gives you a lot of hints on what the tests/quizzes will be on, and for the final, he literally told us the topic of each question. He's receptive to feedback and took out some topics from the tests because he heard we didn't like them. He also said he'd make the final easy on purpose to help our grades, and he definitely followed through on that. He jokes around, too! But be sure you follow basic rules like bringing your ID (or a passport, lmao) to tests.

He did pull a couple minor stunts. His FRQ grading can be harsh, so if you're given a choice between FRQ and MC, run to the MC unless you're confident you can 100% solve the FRQ. Also, we didn't realize we would possibly be tested on a couple Taylor series tricks until we got the review sheet. This was a week before the actual test, though, and the tricks were easy to learn. They ended up not being on the tests anyways, hah!

Oh yeah, his grading is lightning fast for the midterms/final. You get your results in a couple days, including the exact distribution of how many students got what score, which was really helpful.

If you couldn't tell, I strongly recommend this guy!!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Dec. 15, 2017 Grade Received: A

He is very clear about what he will test you on. He gives homework and optional exercises which will prepare you well for the tests. Midterms for our class were a little hard but Final was quite easy. For his class 90 is A. So class is not curved. Would definitely take it again!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Dec. 15, 2017 Grade Received: A

The professor is nice, clear and organized. Easy class, easy final!

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Tags

  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
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