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I was originally in this class with a different professor who was very unclear, so I switched into Denomme's class. He was exactly what I was looking for in a math professor. He did not assign too much homework (it is graded) and the problems were on a worksheet not out of the textbook. A text book is not necessary, but I did use it for extra practice problems and if I missed lecture. You must take notes in lecture or get notes from a friend! The tests were difficult, but if you understand what he goes over in class and what is on the hw they are manageable. He is really friendly if you go into his office hours.
Denomme is a new professor and very young. I took this class after not even looking at calculus since junior year of high school and not taking 31a since I passed out of it, so the class was personally annoying for me because I had to simultaneously teach myself 31a. As a professor I think he is very helpful. The class grading is as follows
Midterm 1: 25%
Midterm 2: 25%
It is a bit annoying that his homework is worth so much. My TA was actually very helpful during discussion, but I can't speak about other TA's. Before each exam Denomme posts a very helpful study guide that sums up the notes needed. The study guide is only a supplement though, so I would still go to lectures because he gives hints about exams. He also posts a practice exam that is somewhat helpful, but kind of easier than the tests so not really helpful.
I'm pretty sure it was his first time teaching this class, so no previous exams were available, but I'm sure exams should be posted in the test bank after this class, so go and check. All his exams were free response with not multiple choice. The midterms were around 5-6 questions, and the final was 8 questions. The first midterm was pretty easy, and it was the Wednesday of week 4. The second midterm was a lot harder (he had to give at 23% curve), and it was the Friday of week 8. Don't go into the second exam thinking it's okay if you do bad because he will curve it. Again it was his first time teaching this class, so he very well might change it. The grades to the final exam have not been released, so I can't tell you how it was. It was definitely easier than the second midterm. I think he is fair. Not easy, but not too hard. I ended the class with a B, but it is the only B I ever received, and as I stated previously I had not taken calculus since my Junior year in high school. The low grade was my fault, and I'm not mad at the professor. I'm sure my grade would have been lower with some of the other professors offered.