Integration and Infinite Series

Michael Andrews

Integration and Infinite Series

Mathematics department

Michael Andrews

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Overall 4.3
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 2.7
Easy
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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%
0.0%
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A
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B
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C
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D
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F

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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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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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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
19.4%
16.2%
12.9%
9.7%
6.5%
3.2%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
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C
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D+
D
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F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Nov. 18, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

Michael Andrews is a fantastic lecturer and provides very detailed explanations of various concepts in this class. His tests are very easy and you can get a 100 on everything- unfortunately, a lot of students in this class are lazy or downright dumb

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted July 25, 2017 Grade Received: B

This was one of my first professors here at UCLA. Unlike most people, I did not enjoy this math class. I thought I was pretty decent at math coming into UCLA, taking both Calc AB and BC in high school. I did okay on the midterms (a bit above average on both), but his final was incredibly hard!
The professor himself is funny and engaging, and certainly knows the material well. But I went to his office hours and he can still be pretty confusing, and can't really "dumb it down" for those who are struggling to get the basic concepts. The TA's are a bit more helpful in office hours, but not that much.
Despite my personal experience, I would still recommend this professor; just realize that you have to go a step beyond the homework to receive an A in this class.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted July 11, 2017 Grade Received: A

I never write a review for any professor before. I took math 31B with Michael ANDREWS in my first fall quarter here. As a Chinese, I feel I am so lucky to have him as my math teacher. Math 31B is the only pure math class I have taken here and I really learned a lot, not only from the class material but also the professor himself.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted June 22, 2017 Grade Received: B-

This class is the hardest one I have taken at UCLA, and many people say the same thing. Andrews is a decent professor, but this course material is difficult in itself. Andrews assigns weekly homework that is very difficult that will probably require you to consult a group or other resources. Also, his tests are extremely hard and are much more difficult than the problems he gives you for homework. I studied for as long as I could for the final and knew all the concepts and still didn't do that well as the questions were impossible. The average was a 56%. Try to manage the damage this class can do.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted May 30, 2017 Grade Received: A

Hands down one of the best professors in UCLA! Definitely recommend to take class with him if you can! Here are the several reasons why I like him so much:
1. His lectures are really funny, concise and clear. He does not try to scare you with those horrible, but somewhat useless mathematical proofs, like a lot of other professors do. Honestly speaking, there has not been a single time that I felt confused or bored during Andrew's lectures.
2. I also like how he coordinates with the TAs. Apparently the TAs for his class knows what's going on during lectures. Also I think the professor will discuss with the TAs what questions should appear in the final. I think this is a very good way to prevent the tests from being too deviated from what we learned.
3.He is hardworking. I think he has comparably more office hours than many other professors. Also I remember before the final he would hold review sessions 2-3 hours a day and 3 days in a row? He would post questions and answers for practice and actual midterms and finals on his website(which is pretty amazing since a lot of teachers just forget about us after the final...) Finally he is really fast in answering piazza question lol
4. A lot of people said his final is hard. But I actually like it because it requires a little bit of thinking but is totally doable as long as you know ur stuff.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted April 4, 2017 Grade Received: B

TAKE ANDREWS HE IS AWESOME!!! He is one of the best prof I have ever had in ucla if not the best. He really cares about students, giving a lot of office hours. You can find HW TYPE problems in both midterms and finals so honestly if you put work on it you will be fine. TAKE HIM!!! I took Sudesh for Math 31A and honestly, he is great as well, but he really loves conceptual questions, which is way different from HW. Compared to Sudesh, Andrews is a very standard math professor and if you look for learning something as well as an easy B, take him! (Sorry I just got B cause his final is easy and I lose point on a question exactly come from the HW)

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted April 3, 2017 Grade Received: B

Final is so hard!!! Both midterms were easy but i barely passed finals with a 60. But, he curved the grade so i got a b instead of a c. Do not expect to use the second marking scheme using one midterm and finals. Focus on infinite series.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted April 2, 2017 Grade Received: A

Andrews is a great professor. I liked him much better than Conley, and I had Conley for 31A.

His midterms aren't that bad (He will tell you which topics to study, usually 4 separate topics). Just do alot of practice from the textbook, and when you feel comfortable with the topic of interest, use his past midterms (which he will give) to measure how ready you actually are. Doing this, I pulled a 97.5 on the first midterm, and a 91 on the second midterm.

His final though... He mixes a bunch of concepts in one problem, and that final was genuinely the hardest test I've EVER taken in my life. Only 1 person got an A (91), and the average was a 57. I pulled a 64 and walked away with an A in the class, so, I guess the lesson here is to just be better than the average. Grades are assigned based on the percentile you are in the class. (Top 2 students get an A+)

Oh, and his grading scheme.
1. 25% Midterm 1, 25% Midterm 2, 10% Homework, 40% Final.
2. 20% Better Midterm, 10% Homework, 70% Final.

WARNING: DO NOT COUNT ON USING THE FINAL TO SAVE YOU, THAT WILL NOT WORK. STUDY HARD FOR BOTH MIDTERMS, AND LET THE FINAL WEIGH 40%. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Top notch professor though, I wish he was teaching the 32 series.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted April 2, 2017 Grade Received: C-

ANDREWS IS AMAZING. I took him because Conley's class was full and I read the reviews for Andrews and they did not seem to do him justice. Tbh they protrayed him as an average professor but he is far from that. He is engaging, funny, helpful, boy GENIUS I swear he's Jimmy friggen Neutron. He gets along with students so well he easily blends in with them. His TAs are very helpful and they are so funny together. Personality-wise Andrews is amazing, you will love him you will find his lectures interesting and you won't be intimidated by him. He solely cares about a students learning and he goes above and beyond to help.
As for the class, lol..... I suck at math but he makes everything so easy to understand! Although personally I didn't do too well on exams, I genuinely understood the material, if that makes sense. His office hours are helpful and he is so welcoming.
The first midterm was easy, the second midterm not so much.
The final though........... Don't even count on finishing early because he makes sure you will last the ENTIRE 3 hours taking the test. It was pretty hard, like it was so hard it seemed simple. Then you get your result back and you're like .....ooops! But he provides practice midterms and finals for you to use to study.
Overall, I think you definitely should take Andrews!!!!!!! You will love him and his British accent and quirky jokes. I don't think my review even does him justice because he's just SO cool. He is my favorite professor at UCLA by far. I would definitely take a class with him again I hope I do in the futurw!!!!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 28, 2017 Grade Received: NR

Andrews' lectures are funny & engaging. His tests can be challenging, but only because he wants to ensure that we've mastered the material (rather than just memorizing some formulae). TAs are usually great, HW is time-consuming but it helps a lot when you're prepping for the final. Also, he has notes uploaded for most topics, which are helpful (especially if you haven't been to class).

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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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