Calculus for Life Sciences Students

Paige Greene

Calculus for Life Sciences Students

Mathematics department

Paige Greene

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Overall 4.3
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Easiness of class 3.5
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Workload 3.1
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Clarity of professor 4.2
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Helpfulness of professor 4.6
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Tags

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

Grades

Winter 2020
47.4%
39.5%
31.6%
23.7%
15.8%
7.9%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2019
27.2%
22.6%
18.1%
13.6%
9.1%
4.5%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2017
32.3%
26.9%
21.5%
16.1%
10.8%
5.4%
0.0%
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F

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

Summer 2016
28.2%
23.5%
18.8%
14.1%
9.4%
4.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Feb. 12, 2021
Grade Received: A+

Honestly, this class was pretty easy, Professor Greene is really nice, and most people do well. This class was honestly wayyyyy easier than AP calc in high school, but I would imagine that if you've never taken calc before it might be a little confusing. Professor Greene can be a little disorganized and unclear sometimes, but she is incredibly helpful so if you ever feel confused you can definitely talk to her.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Dec. 28, 2020
Grade Received: A

*TAKEN WHILE WE WERE IN A PANDEMIC*
I took Math 1 with Professor Greene about 2 years ago and she as an amazing professor then so I decided to take her this quarter for Math 3A and she was a great professor overall as well. I am not very strong at math but the TA that I had which was Joel broke everything up step by step which made it easier to understand since her notes are kind of messy. The class consists of weekly hw, mylabs which is another math assignment you have to complete on top homework but it's pretty easy if you do it with your friends, two midterms, and one final. It was pretty straight forward. She gave us sufficient time to finish all the exams and to finish the hws! If you are looking for a great precalculus professor and calculus professor, professor Greene is the way to go. GOOD LUCK!!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Dec. 27, 2020
Grade Received: A+

Professor Greene is an absolute gem! Her lectures can be a little dry sometimes, but they are really helpful for the homework and exams. She even gave us a lot of time for our midterms and finals due to COVID-19. There is a decent amount of work for this class. We had a written assignment and an online assignment every week. However, she puts homework problems on the test so if you understand the homework, the exams will be super easy! I only took up to honors pre-calculus in high school because that was all that was offered, but I still found Math 3A to be very doable!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted July 7, 2020 Grade Received: A+

~Intro~
I had Professor Greene for the entirety of the Math 3 Series, and I also LA'ed for her Math 3B as well, so this review will cover the entirety of the 3 Series with Greene. If you take her Math 3B during Fall, then you won't have her again for 3C most likely.
But if you take her Math 3A during Winter, then you can finish the entire series with her, which is honestly pretty nice, because her teaching style and testing style is super easy to get a hang of.

~Overall~
Professor Greene is a terrific Professor. Her lectures, although dry sometimes, are exactly what you need to know for her midterms and finals. Like literally, her tests are the examples she goes over in class with some numbers changed. It isn't too difficult to do well.
And as per standard in the Math Department, she'll drop the lower of the two midterms and tack it on to the Final. And she also has weekly homework sets due, but they aren't that hard, except for a couple of questions at the end that can be quite challenging, but still easily doable.

~Section~
I'm not sure if she is still doing this, with the online format and everything, but she made Discussion Sections mandatory which is a bit out of the norm for a math class, but in the end it's a free 10% of your total grade just for showing up to section.

~Math 3C with Greene~
As for Math 3C, I believe Greene only teaches it during Summer, and honestly it's a much different class than 3A and 3B, and during the fast paced Summer, it can be a little overwhelming, as you cover a variety of topics such as probability, eigenvectors, linear algebra, etc. It has a ton of material packed into the short 6 weeks and the final ends up being all over the place, but she lets you take in a cheat sheet to the final for 3C, so it ends up being okay.

~Professor Greene~
At times she can be kind of witty and make random jokes, which helps wake you up during her 9 AM lectures. That being said, if you commit to having Greene for the entire 3 Series, she only teaches it at 9 AM, which is better than an 8 AM, but still kind of trash especially since you'll have to do it for 2 quarters (winter and spring)

~Conclusion~
Professor Greene is a great professor to commit to for the 3 series. I think the 3 series content isn't too difficult, but it can be a bit different and random and can take you off guard if you don't study for it (ie semi-logs, eigenvectors, infusion rates etc). This series is easier than the 31 Series, but unlike the 31 series, a lot of the topics don't really build off of each other, which can be a good or bad thing depending on how much you study. But, Professor Greene makes the content pretty formulaic and you literally, and I mean literally, just have to memorize the process of what to do, as her tests are exactly the same thing as her examples with numbers changed here and there.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted Sept. 28, 2019 Grade Received: A+

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Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted Feb. 25, 2018 Grade Received: A

Shes very good at explaining the material and is also a very approachable and understanding professor! I wish every teacher was like her!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted June 29, 2017 Grade Received: A

Professor Greene is so passionate about teaching and it really shows in her lectures. She is such a quirky, fun person who really cares about her students. Her lectures are well paced and really help ingrain mathematical concepts. Not to mention, she is extremely generous with the grading scheme of both 3A and 3B. If you tank one of the midterms but do well on the final, she'll drop that midterm and just give the final more weight. The weight of the class is also evenly distributed with homework, Wiley Plus, and attendance in discussion. She will also drop your two lowest homeworks. Greene is not about tricking students either; what you see in class is what will be tested on. She even gives practice tests that are practically identical to the exams. Even with all of these resources, you can go to office hours and she will be more than happy to directly address any concerns or questions you may have. The TA's Jeremy, Sudesh, and Yacoub are all great! Just don't get Khang. But if you do get Khang and discussion is optional, don't go because it'll do more harm than you not being there LOL.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted June 24, 2017 Grade Received: A

She was one of the best professors at UCLA. She was very nice, extremely helpful, and loved to teach. I would love to take her again!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted April 4, 2017 Grade Received: A

Professor Greene is by far one of the best instructors I have had while at UCLA. I definitely recommend taking her! She holds numerous office hours and is extremely approachable. Homework and WileyPlus assignments are doable and the midterms and final are as well.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 29, 2017 Grade Received: A

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Tags

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