Noah A.M. White
Department of Mathematics
AD
4.5
Overall Rating
Based on 23 User s
Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.4 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Would Take Again

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

88.2%
73.5%
58.8%
44.1%
29.4%
14.7%
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.

18.3%
15.3%
12.2%
9.2%
6.1%
3.1%
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.

20.1%
16.8%
13.4%
10.1%
6.7%
3.4%
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.

AD

Reviews (17)

1 of 2
1 of 2
Add your review...
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 9, 2020

Noah is such a great professor and I'm sad he's leaving for Australia. Lectures were really engaging and he did lots of examples to solidify our knowledge of the material. He explains things really clearly and used some diagrams that made some of the concepts easier to grasp. The tests were doable. We did similar questions in class and in discussion. Of course there were some more tricky questions, but that is to be expected. There was almost a quiz every week. It was on gradescope and usually around 4 questions. The difficulty ranged quite a bit, but overall not too bad. The homework on the other hand was challenging. The first one was definitely the hardest. It was around 4 questions, each with a couple of parts. I believe there was 4 total homework. I highly recommend taking his class!

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 9, 2020

Noah is an absolute god! I was thrilled to take this class after finding out he's also a fellow Aussie! I doubt this review is gonna mean much since he's leaving but a good review is the least he deserves after a fantastic quarter.

After hearing from a lot of students that 32B is the hardest of the MATH30 series, I can definitely say Noah and TA Joe Breen made it a lot more manageable and arguably easier. The entire class was online, but Noah focused a lot on intuition and liked to use visual aids to help explain the material. He didn't focus too much on proofs and explained a lot of difficult concepts quite clearly and succinctly. He also did a few examples from time to time.

There were 7 quizzes and 4 homeworks. The quizzes varied in difficulty from easy peasy lemon squeezy to difficult difficult lemon difficult (time squeeze). However, the lowest 2 quiz scores are dropped so if you didn't do so well on a couple you're fine. The homeworks were challenging and definitely applied the concepts taught during the lectures at a deeper level. However, Noah and Joe both had plenty of OH to help with the questions.

For the exam, we had 24hrs for the first, 48hrs for the second and 72hrs for the final. Given the length of time given, these were all manageable and the questions were an okay difficulty.

If he was still staying at UCLA, I'd definitely recommend!

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 18, 2020

Thanks to this class I realised that I don't hate math anymore! But all jokes aside, his lectures were really thorough and engaging, and the midterms & final were straightforward and definitely doable if you were able to understand the homework and problem sets. The homework was difficult, but collaboration was allowed on those so it wasn't terrible. I had heard that M32B was the hardest math class in the 30 series so I was a bit nervous going into it, but in my opinion, he did a really good job of explaining the more difficult math concepts. I heard he's going back to Australia this summer though :( I'm glad I was able to take his class before he left!

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A-
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 17, 2020

One of the best math professors I have had during my time at UCLA. Not only is Noah extremely nice and understanding, he's very well at explaining the concepts that pertain to this course. Coming into this class I was scared of Math 32B, considering the hell stories I had heard about this course yet Noah and the TA Joe made this class bearable. Even though the class was bearable, it wasn't easy, the class consisted of 4 equally hard homework, some hard quizzes, and some hard questions on both the midterm/final. I would say office hours are your best bet if you want to get a good grade in a class like 32B, going to office hours saved me so many times in this class!! Overall, I would say Noah was great at teaching the course material, was extremely accommodating, and extremely helpful. It saddens me that he is moving to Australia, he's honestly the best!

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
July 3, 2020

Take him!! I know he's going back to Australia but if he ever comes back to UCLA, he's very clear and his midterms and finals are very fair. He made 32B a lot easier than I expected. You have to put in a little extra work outside of class like doing practice problems, but it's worth it because he's a great teacher.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 18, 2020

My little piece of advice: wait until the guinea pig phase of online classes has passed before taking such a challenging class as Math 32B. I have no complaints about the professor, but unfortunately, students were put on edge throughout the quarter as the professor adapted to the online format. Misjudgments about the format led him to give out extremely hard homework assignments (many of you who took this class will cringe at the sight of the words “Homework 2”) and quizzes with unbalanced time limits, making them more difficult than they were intended to be. The first midterm was fair, while the second midterm included some very tricky problems that required some creative intuition on the student’s part since the methods for problems like them weren’t explicitly discussed in class. The final was more difficult than the first midterm but easier than the second midterm, in my opinion. Apart from the graded aspects of the class, Noah was an amazing lecturer and the most helpful professor I’ve ever had. I’m sure I wouldn’t have so many gripes about the class if it weren’t in that awkward adaptation phase to the online format.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: I
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
May 9, 2020

Although the quizzes and midterm are okay (and mostly easy), the homework is RIDICULOUSLY HARD!!! I feel so frustrated when I try to think about a single question for the whole afternoon and cannot get it solved. I don't think making the homework THIS hard is reasonable at all.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: B
May 8, 2020

This class is tough without a doubt but honestly Prof White does do a good job of teaching this class. His notes are super good and his lectures are engaging. The only downside is that the tests are super tough which is where I struggled.
I would say given the fact that this is a hard class and there are much worse professors out there, go with Prof White.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: C
March 30, 2020

White is extremely chill and gives good lectures to class. The workload is entirely up to you. He gives weekly problem sets that you don't need to turn in but every other week in discussion there is a quiz which is pretty basic. However, the tests and final in particular are absolute monsters. Clover May had slightly easier tests but she was kinda cranky for a lot of lectures and gave super long homework sets each week, takes like 4 hours to get through them, so take White if you want a decent professor who gives hard tests, or maybe it's just the nature of Math 32B.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Jan. 28, 2020

My favorite math professor so far - his homework was usually only 2-3 problems each, and while
they were more in-depth and he wanted you to explain each step more, they were less stressful than doing a 16 problem assignment. His tests were very fair and similar to the practice midterms he provided. I would recommend to go to office hours before tests to get explanations of the little tricks that can be involved in solving some problems. His lectures were rarely confusing and he always clarified a point if someone was confused or he felt he didn't explain it well enough. It was a little easy to zone out sometimes, as the explanations could start off a little basic and slowly, but it really helped for more complicated topics.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
June 9, 2020

Noah is such a great professor and I'm sad he's leaving for Australia. Lectures were really engaging and he did lots of examples to solidify our knowledge of the material. He explains things really clearly and used some diagrams that made some of the concepts easier to grasp. The tests were doable. We did similar questions in class and in discussion. Of course there were some more tricky questions, but that is to be expected. There was almost a quiz every week. It was on gradescope and usually around 4 questions. The difficulty ranged quite a bit, but overall not too bad. The homework on the other hand was challenging. The first one was definitely the hardest. It was around 4 questions, each with a couple of parts. I believe there was 4 total homework. I highly recommend taking his class!

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
June 9, 2020

Noah is an absolute god! I was thrilled to take this class after finding out he's also a fellow Aussie! I doubt this review is gonna mean much since he's leaving but a good review is the least he deserves after a fantastic quarter.

After hearing from a lot of students that 32B is the hardest of the MATH30 series, I can definitely say Noah and TA Joe Breen made it a lot more manageable and arguably easier. The entire class was online, but Noah focused a lot on intuition and liked to use visual aids to help explain the material. He didn't focus too much on proofs and explained a lot of difficult concepts quite clearly and succinctly. He also did a few examples from time to time.

There were 7 quizzes and 4 homeworks. The quizzes varied in difficulty from easy peasy lemon squeezy to difficult difficult lemon difficult (time squeeze). However, the lowest 2 quiz scores are dropped so if you didn't do so well on a couple you're fine. The homeworks were challenging and definitely applied the concepts taught during the lectures at a deeper level. However, Noah and Joe both had plenty of OH to help with the questions.

For the exam, we had 24hrs for the first, 48hrs for the second and 72hrs for the final. Given the length of time given, these were all manageable and the questions were an okay difficulty.

If he was still staying at UCLA, I'd definitely recommend!

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
June 18, 2020

Thanks to this class I realised that I don't hate math anymore! But all jokes aside, his lectures were really thorough and engaging, and the midterms & final were straightforward and definitely doable if you were able to understand the homework and problem sets. The homework was difficult, but collaboration was allowed on those so it wasn't terrible. I had heard that M32B was the hardest math class in the 30 series so I was a bit nervous going into it, but in my opinion, he did a really good job of explaining the more difficult math concepts. I heard he's going back to Australia this summer though :( I'm glad I was able to take his class before he left!

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A-
June 17, 2020

One of the best math professors I have had during my time at UCLA. Not only is Noah extremely nice and understanding, he's very well at explaining the concepts that pertain to this course. Coming into this class I was scared of Math 32B, considering the hell stories I had heard about this course yet Noah and the TA Joe made this class bearable. Even though the class was bearable, it wasn't easy, the class consisted of 4 equally hard homework, some hard quizzes, and some hard questions on both the midterm/final. I would say office hours are your best bet if you want to get a good grade in a class like 32B, going to office hours saved me so many times in this class!! Overall, I would say Noah was great at teaching the course material, was extremely accommodating, and extremely helpful. It saddens me that he is moving to Australia, he's honestly the best!

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
July 3, 2020

Take him!! I know he's going back to Australia but if he ever comes back to UCLA, he's very clear and his midterms and finals are very fair. He made 32B a lot easier than I expected. You have to put in a little extra work outside of class like doing practice problems, but it's worth it because he's a great teacher.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
June 18, 2020

My little piece of advice: wait until the guinea pig phase of online classes has passed before taking such a challenging class as Math 32B. I have no complaints about the professor, but unfortunately, students were put on edge throughout the quarter as the professor adapted to the online format. Misjudgments about the format led him to give out extremely hard homework assignments (many of you who took this class will cringe at the sight of the words “Homework 2”) and quizzes with unbalanced time limits, making them more difficult than they were intended to be. The first midterm was fair, while the second midterm included some very tricky problems that required some creative intuition on the student’s part since the methods for problems like them weren’t explicitly discussed in class. The final was more difficult than the first midterm but easier than the second midterm, in my opinion. Apart from the graded aspects of the class, Noah was an amazing lecturer and the most helpful professor I’ve ever had. I’m sure I wouldn’t have so many gripes about the class if it weren’t in that awkward adaptation phase to the online format.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: I
May 9, 2020

Although the quizzes and midterm are okay (and mostly easy), the homework is RIDICULOUSLY HARD!!! I feel so frustrated when I try to think about a single question for the whole afternoon and cannot get it solved. I don't think making the homework THIS hard is reasonable at all.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: B
May 8, 2020

This class is tough without a doubt but honestly Prof White does do a good job of teaching this class. His notes are super good and his lectures are engaging. The only downside is that the tests are super tough which is where I struggled.
I would say given the fact that this is a hard class and there are much worse professors out there, go with Prof White.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: C
March 30, 2020

White is extremely chill and gives good lectures to class. The workload is entirely up to you. He gives weekly problem sets that you don't need to turn in but every other week in discussion there is a quiz which is pretty basic. However, the tests and final in particular are absolute monsters. Clover May had slightly easier tests but she was kinda cranky for a lot of lectures and gave super long homework sets each week, takes like 4 hours to get through them, so take White if you want a decent professor who gives hard tests, or maybe it's just the nature of Math 32B.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Jan. 28, 2020

My favorite math professor so far - his homework was usually only 2-3 problems each, and while
they were more in-depth and he wanted you to explain each step more, they were less stressful than doing a 16 problem assignment. His tests were very fair and similar to the practice midterms he provided. I would recommend to go to office hours before tests to get explanations of the little tricks that can be involved in solving some problems. His lectures were rarely confusing and he always clarified a point if someone was confused or he felt he didn't explain it well enough. It was a little easy to zone out sometimes, as the explanations could start off a little basic and slowly, but it really helped for more complicated topics.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
1 of 2
4.5
Overall Rating
Based on 23 Users
Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.4 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (15)
  • Is Podcasted
    (18)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (19)
  • Often Funny
    (17)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (16)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (10)
  • Would Take Again
    (18)
ADS

Adblock Detected

Bruinwalk is an entirely Daily Bruin-run service brought to you for free. We hate annoying ads just as much as you do, but they help keep our lights on. We promise to keep our ads as relevant for you as possible, so please consider disabling your ad-blocking software while using this site.

Thank you for supporting us!