Probability for Life Sciences Students

Paige Greene

Probability for Life Sciences Students

Mathematics department

Paige Greene

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Overall 4.1
Easiness of class 3.6
Workload 3.2
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.9
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 4.2


  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Would Take Again
  • Useful Textbooks


Spring 2016

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Quarter Taken: Spring 2018 Submitted June 26, 2018 Grade Received: B

- wiley plus- can be found for like $60 on ebay btw, useless af and we only had 4 assignments
- hw- 2/8 assignments got dropped
- tests- just like practice exams, DO THE PRACTICE EXAMS. test averages are like 85%
- final curve was pretty good
- she posts this girls lectures notes online and that's all you need. you really need to go to lectures tbh

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 14, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

The most kind and caring professor I have met at UCLA. Her class always fills up first every enrollment period for a reason. Go to her office hours and you will receive the grade you want. She has 8 WHOLE hours of office hours per week. I have never heard of a professor that puts him/herself so available to students.

In regards to tests, her midterms are very similar to her practice exams, so they are very predictable. Her final exam for 3B was quite hard I must say, however for 3C, it was ridiculously easy.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2017 Submitted Sept. 18, 2017 Grade Received: A+

she is the easiest and hardest professor i have ever taken at UCLA. her tests are extremely easy but also extremely hard, so either you can study or not study if you want to do well and ace or get an F. thank you and have a nice day -- or a bad day if you want!

Quarter Taken: Spring 2018 Submitted July 8, 2018 Grade Received: A+

Greene is a very easy professor. Wiley plus is kinda expensive but a necessary part of the class. If you do the homework, you'll be fine for the midterms and final. Lowest midterm gets dropped. Notes are posted online so class is not necessary. Overall easy A

Quarter Taken: Spring 2018 Submitted June 21, 2018 Grade Received: A+

Overall Class is pretty easy. Its chapters 7 and 8 of the calculus for life sciences textbook used in 3A and 3B. Wiley plus is kind of expensive and required unfortunately but if you do the homework and the Wiley plus problems you should get an A in the class. Tests are very straightforward.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2018 Submitted June 19, 2018 Grade Received: A

Spent $100 on the Wiley plus to do 4 online homework assignments, so that was kind of a bummer.
The tests were quite similar to the practice problems she gave us so I felt quite adequately prepared.
Studied for the first midterm (got an A), stopped going to class, didn't show up for the second midterm, and managed to still get an A in the class.
Very nice professor.

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


Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted June 17, 2016 Grade Received: A-

Selling the textbook for $30

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted June 16, 2016 Grade Received: A

It has been overall a great experience taking Calculus with Greene. This is the first quarter they changed the curriculum so the material was actually not as "easy" as others said it would be. However, it was a lot easier than 3B maybe it's just me.
Anyways, her lectures are nicely structured but she uses examples from the textbook that aren't all that relevant. The main thing to study when studying for her exams is the homework problems (make sure you know how to DO your homework problems with correct answers because many of her test questions are structured very similar to homework) and her study guides. I think I only attended half the lectures and discussion sections but when exam time came around I studied hard on the homework problems and study guides and got A's on all the midterms and the final.
This quarter she didn't curve as much as the previous quarter probably because many people did well. Usually a 90 would be an A but this quarter a 93 was an A so don't ever assume her curves will always be the same each quarter and always strive for perfection. On the final, she gave us a little cheat sheet but it was irrelevant for the test in my opinion because I didn't use it once for any of the problems (not because I knew how to do it without the cheat sheet but because I didn't encounter a problem that needed it...or maybe I did need to use it and I got that question wrong).
All in all, take Greene for Calculus, she's not the easiest professor and she gives quite a few homework problems but she's a kind caring professor and even drops two low homework assignments to boost your grade.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted July 8, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Greene is really sweet and understanding. I had bad experiences with Math 3A and 3B unfortunately :( And I wish I took these with her.

At first I was scared cause of the new math 3c book and the absence of probability in the course, but in the end it wasn't bad at all. Just take advantage of getting all the pts for hw and the wiley quizzes and you should be fine.

She is also really understanding so please talk to her if you are worried, or like me, experienced a family emergency during the course. She wants her students to do well.

She is not there to trick you so take advantage of office hours :) midterms are like practice exams so do those!!

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  • Would Take Again
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