Integration and Infinite Series

Michael Andrews

Integration and Infinite Series

Mathematics department

Michael Andrews

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Overall 4.3
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Easiness of class 2.7
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Workload 3.0
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Clarity of professor 4.3
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Helpfulness of professor 4.2
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Tags

  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Tough Tests
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Would Take Again
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser

Grades

Winter 2017
21.0%
17.5%
14.0%
10.5%
7.0%
3.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2017
16.6%
13.8%
11.0%
8.3%
5.5%
2.8%
0.0%
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B
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2016
21.2%
17.6%
14.1%
10.6%
7.1%
3.5%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2016
19.4%
16.2%
12.9%
9.7%
6.5%
3.2%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted May 21, 2020 Grade Received: N/A

I am currently selling the Calculus: Single Variable 3rd edition loose-leaf textbook by Rogawski/Adams (ISBN 9781319025397) for $30.

If interested, feel free to contact me at mirandafracker9@gmail.com

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted April 1, 2018 Grade Received: A

Professor Andrews is a wonderful guy. Really chill, a great help, and explains the concepts extremely well.

Homework sets range from fairly straightforward to fairly tricky. We used Piazza, which was incredibly useful for working through the homework.

I definitely recommend going to Andrews's office hours. Without them, I would have spent much longer and been much more confused about the homework.

This class has two midterms and a final. All of the tests were fairly difficult; the medians were in the 60% range. I was probably tracking for a B or B+ but I got an 83% on the final, which helped big-time. I had to study a lot for it, though. Working through old homeworks is always a good idea.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted March 5, 2018 Grade Received: B

Professor Andrews is a super reasonable guy. He was super understanding when I had some health issues come up right before a midterm. Although the tests themselves were difficult, he did a great job of teaching the harder calculus topics that I did not understand when I was taught them in high school. The only thing I struggled with was when he lectured and I felt like the examples he gave were a lot easier in class than on the homework and tests. But overall, I really liked him as a person.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Feb. 24, 2018 Grade Received: B+

Math 31B is has a lot to do with sequences and it was both interesting and annoying at the same time. On the flipside, Professor Andrews is very interesting and engaging. I'm sad that he is leaving academia but it was good being able to take a class with him. He sort of taught with a "doesn't give a shit" attitude, in a good way. He is very colloquial and expressive in regards to how he teaches math. Here is his SoundCloud account https://soundcloud.com/mjandr

PROS:

* Andrews is a great human being

* He assigns a lot of homework that really helps with grasping the subject matter

* Math can be fun

* Practice midterms/finals are very helpful

CONS:

* Some problems are frustrating, but that's math

* Apparently his tests are tricky, personally I felt like that was an exaggeration. There were still some oddball questions but it wasn't impossible

TIPS:

* Please check your homework, I didn't do that and was fine losing a few points every assignment because of my sloppy handwriting or simple algebra errors, but they add up. Personally, I used Desmos to check some of my graphs/derivatives, but I've seen people use Slader (or Chegg?)

* Do the practice tests

* If there is a hint on the midterm, ride/die with it, don't be a bonehead and ignore it

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted Feb. 21, 2018 Grade Received: A

Professor Andrews is hands down the BEST professor and overall human being I've ever had at UCLA, and I'm not even exaggerating a little bit. I had him for 31A and 31B and he's hilarious, super intelligent, engaging, straightforward, and very nice/approachable. He somehow manages to make my least favorite subject in the world not only bearable, but almost fun. I would highly recommend taking any of his classes, I wish I could take more of them myself. If he taught all of my math classes, I would probably be a math major by now. Love you mjandr!!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Feb. 20, 2018 Grade Received: C

Andrews is a very funny professor who obviously was a super genius that knew the material by heart. However, I felt like lectures went way to quickly when going over hard topics and I wish we slowed down in order to get a better understanding. But Andrews helped in review sessions before the final, which I greatly appreciated.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted Jan. 31, 2018 Grade Received: B

Andrews was a very tricky professor. His lectures were decent but his tests are difficult and anything but straightforward and he will purposely give you more difficult questions and expect you to think outside the box. If you want an easy A and keep moving forward he is not the professor for it. He does not hold review sessions and he gives out a bulk of HW from the textbook. The problem was that his tests are nothing like the homework he assigns.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Jan. 16, 2018 Grade Received: A

I enjoyed the class and the exam. The only thing is he writes extra of notes on the white board... Also, highly recommends TA JOE!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Dec. 23, 2017 Grade Received: B+

I guess Professor Andrews is a pretty good professor. The problem is just that I hate calculus.
I felt like he often assumed we knew some stuff (maybe other people did know this stuff, but I didn’t). He sometimes showed us “mind blowing stuff” that I personally found pretty confusing.
However, he’s sooo hilarious. Also, I loved how he taught math in general: he always used really simple language and metaphors. Also, the forum is sooo helpful. He and the TAs always answered questions so quickly. It was amazing how fast they were.
The homework wasn’t too long, but it definitely wasn’t short either. It also wasn’t too difficult.
Unlike most people writing reviews, I didn’t think his tests were very hard. (I didn’t do well on them though lol). I just thought that they required quite a lot of critical thinking and you needed to be observant to notice things that could help you out. I, personally, couldn’t always do all this in the limited time we had. Also, I noticed that practice tests did not necessarily show us the types of questions to expect on the midterms/final, but often their solutions included one or two tricks/observations needed to solve questions on the actual test (realized this after both midterms were done *sigh*).

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Nov. 19, 2017 Grade Received: B+

Prof. Andrews is a good lecturer and isn't boring to listen to. Homework load is average, and tests relate very closely to what he teaches so it's not hard to do well if you study and do your work. If I tried harder I definitely could've gotten a better grade, but I did kind of slack off which is why I ended with a B+. Before each midterm he tells you what kind of problem will appear on it, which is also very helpful. His final was honestly kind of hard computationally (significantly more than the midterm) but I would still say it was fair. Would recommend.

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Tags

  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Tough Tests
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Would Take Again
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
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