Algebra

Richard S Elman

Algebra

Mathematics department

Richard S Elman

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Ratings

Bad
Overall 4.0
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 1.5
Easy
Heavy
Workload 1.7
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.8
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 4.2
Helpful
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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Tough Tests
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Fall 2017
47.7%
39.8%
31.8%
23.9%
15.9%
8.0%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
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D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2014
44.0%
36.7%
29.3%
22.0%
14.7%
7.3%
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 2012
32.4%
27.0%
21.6%
16.2%
10.8%
5.4%
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.

Fall 2006
52.9%
44.1%
35.3%
26.5%
17.6%
8.8%
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.

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Reviews

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

It’s definitly one of the hardest undergraduate math classes one can take. A lot of materials are covered and the exams/homework are difficult. However, if you are willing to put in the work and really want to learn, it’s the best option. Professor Elman is by far one of the best professors at UCLA

Quarter Taken: Fall 2014 Submitted Oct. 5, 2016 Grade Received: A

One of the best teachers in the department. And I'm judging that relative to a department with some of the best teaching at UCLA, in my opinion (in upper-division, that is). Kind and friendly, and cares a lot about students, with great personal interaction in office hours. Cares a lot about the class material as well. Again, he's one of the best.

His upper division honors courses, let me just say, are not for casuals. A LOT is covered, and it goes by extremely fast. If you take the time to digest it as you go, you won't even be able to copy down all the notes, and if you copy down all the notes as you go, you won't even be able to digest it. You have to consistently put in the time at home to review and wrestle with the material. I said consistently. Consistently. Not cramming. Put in the effort, and you'll learn so much, it'll change the way you think, and you won't regret it one bit. Remember, there's a huge difference between good and easy; only one of them is what you should optimize for. Bottom line: if you care at all about, you know, learning math, take his class.

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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Tough Tests
  • Would Take Again
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