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MATH 1311: Elementary Mathematical Modeling
University of Houston

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Rated 2.7/5

Average Class Difficulty

2.4/5

Rated easy

Average Grade

D

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MATH 1311 Elementary Mathematical Modeling is a Math course at UH taught by the following professor: Yifan Wang.
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  • Class rating 5/5
    such an easy class! she's very clear and makes it so simple foe her students. Awesome teacher, highly recommend taking her ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor. I like math now because of her. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Beane is very clear and pacient when teaching. She's very fair when grading and the class itself is easy. But at the end of the semester she began rushing to cover all the material and began to arrive late so she would extend the class. Nonetheless, it as an easy A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She is a great math professor for people who struggle with math. This isn't a knock at Ms. Irina, she's a sweetheart. She has a non-traditional Russian accent. Her classes are straightforward and she only gives bunch of quizzes and HW to help you with your grade. You only need the book for hw so you may want to buddy up with someone to share it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I feel she's a good instructor, especially for a simple Math class, it's best to have someone who's not super great math to teach math, that way they go over every little tedious step, which is a great help for students who aren't great at math themselvs. She makes herself readily available to students who need help, yes she has an accent but she is very easy to understand, and she does a great job teaching the material. GO TO CLASS! Poppers are 15% of your grade. Good luck guys! 1311 is basically How-to-use-your-TI-84-calculator-101 Just get a graphing calculator, so to class, do the HW, take the quizzes you can take up to 20 times, and do test reviews and you'll get at least a B with minimal effort. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    If you're bad at math,hate it like I do, and are not planning to go into a math oriented major, Ms. Irina and MATH 1311 and 1312 are the classes for you. She has an accent, but she is easy to understand and moves at a somewhat slow pace to make sure everyone gets what she is going over. IF YOU STRUGGLE WITH MATH SHE IS THE BEST PROFESSOR TO TAKE, I PROMISE! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    If you hate math and are not planning on majoring in a field that requires it, take your core math classes with her. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Ms. Irina understands that very few people actually care about the class more than just getting the grade. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    You have to come to class if you want to pass. Her tests aren't bad as long as you do the review. The test is the same as the review, just with different numbers. It's really hard to understand her sometimes because of her accent so make sure you print out the notes she provides in order to follow along. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome professor, I don't know why she has poor rating. There is 5 tests you can opt-out of the final if you have above an 80. Post what you need online and has class notes online as well. She explains everything and slows down if the whole class doesnt understand. Easy A! She is very helpful and works to help you pass. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    We had designated seat, but the attendance check was rare. What was the most challangeing was to keep awake. But that is the ususal math class. He makes things too difficult. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Professor Caputo assigns daily popper questions, so even though attendance isn't mandatory, it'd be in your best interest to attend lectures. He explains everything in clear language that way we all can understand. Homeworks are a little tedious which is why I was always in CASA. There are quizzes in class a total of about 30 of them but he drops 15% of them if I am jot mistaking. he offers extra credit! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Don't really waste money on a textbook! Good lecturer and will do his best to make sure you understand. He can be a little nerdy at times and acts like a typical dad. Coursework is constant-by that I mean there will be a quiz or homework pretty much every week. Overall a pretty solid choice for a professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He makes this class super easy! He is willing to answer questions and basically lives at the CASA tutoring center. I'm terrible at math but his teaching makes it easy to understand. You have two quizzes and a hwk due every other week. He does test reviews in class and there are 3 exams and a final you can opt out. If you fail you're not trying. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a great Professor and love how he has lecture in a PowerPoint mode. He cares about his students grades and really wants you to be successful. He takes daily poppers, for part of your grade, so make sure to show up. He always emails backs in a fast manner and makes sure to answer all your questions. I would defiantly take math with him again Most times you would only need 4 out of 20 questions from the textbook. Just find a friend to share and do homework with them. This class is super easy as long as you go to CASA for quiz and homework help you will get through this no problem. There was no midterm and I was able to exempt from taking the final ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Attendance is technically not mandatory but he does take poppers every class. He posts completed notes after lectures & does a popper. He gives u a test review in class, when he does not have to at all. Yes, there is weekly HW and biweekly quizzes, and you have to actually go to class, but if that is your only problem, you need character readjustment, because he makes this where u can pass. He's honestly the best math teacher I've had, and I'm not that great at math either. The only use for the textbook is for homework questions that he assigns. He is very good at explaining things one on one. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He's really passionate about math and wants everyone to understand things. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Caputo is super helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This class was super easy! Nothing was hard about it, and we didn't have to take a final. Not sure if she still teaches this class, though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She puts things in plain english which helps you understand material better...but she does tend to go off on her own little tangents whichs can get a little confusing...she's willing to answer questions and shes pretty fair. Taking notes and going to class is a must. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    What in the world is this lady talking about half the time. She just stands at the front rambling on about the stuff she is writing that no one has a clue about and then she talks about a lot of random things having nothing to do with math or the class if it is even really math at all ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor! A little disorganized, but she is a very sweet lady. Go to class because she uses poppers for attendance! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She is a pretty good professor and explains everything thoroughly. Takes her time explaining lessons and is readily available outside of class. Tests are exactly like reviews. Super easy class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The poppers are 15% of the grade. If they get lost, she blames it on the machine that grades them. I receives a 34% percent attendance when I was in class. Hard to understand and moves quick through material. She always shifts the blame to or on something else Casa or the course coordinator. She post assignments late, like two days before holidays ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Ananya was amazing! She understands she has an accent but it is very easy to understand. She goes over everything she writes down or solves and always makes time to answer questions. She is kind, understanding, sociable, and is really there for her students. I never understood math in high school but she makes it so easy. I really enjoyed the class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Ananya is very sweet and easy. She does have an accent, but you will get used to it several days later. She assigns poppers everyday. The homework, quizzes and tests are all online. She is always willing to tutor you if you have any questions after class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She seems very unsure and hesitant of much of the material. classes are pretty easy and but she doesn't helps out enough if you have questions. mostly she asks you to go to tutoring. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    she is a good teacher but her accent is real heavy and sometimes hard to understand. She is however quite kind. There is poppers every single class, so although attendance to learn the material inst mandatory, you should go for popper grades. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Goes through the coursework at an easy pace. She has a thick accent, it can sound funny sometimes. You can still understand her though. It's very easy to not pay attention, but if you follow along you can get an easy A in the class. She gives a lot of attempts for quizzes, easy homework, and her tests are exactly the same as the practice test ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Popper for every class. Only used the book for a couple of homework questions. She has an accent but it doesn't interfere with her teaching. Seminars were given at a fast pace but if you were good at high school math you should be fine. A lot of course work (homework and quizzes). Accessible and easy to talk to. Provides Opt-Out for final. You can tell she knows what she's doing, but beware of her going way too fast. Luckily she does post all her notes on CASA, and they're easy to understand. Make sure to be in class for her daily poppers, they're a chunk of your grade. Do the homework, and the practice tests can help change your grade. Real good teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's really sweet. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Professor Parks is very sweet, but her teaching isn't that great. She speaks very fast and goes through the problems quickly. I already knew the material, but if I didn't I'd be completely confused because of her teaching methods. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    wow. really easy class, basic math from middle school!!! he really helps you on the tests. would be really hard not to make an A as long as you do homework and be in class for the quizzes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Overall is a good experience. Test1 was easy. I never took notes because he uploaded everything online, Not too bad. Overall an interesting class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    You have to go to class because he gives Popper test everyday. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He has a very thick Chinese accent and is hard to understand. He couldn't answer simple questions and has a strong accent. If you have no other choice but to take him, make sure you get to his class REALLY early and sit all the way in front because you will NOT be able to hear him even if you are three rows back. His syllabus is not very clear. AVOID TAKING HIM! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    By far the WORST professor I have ever taken. There are poppers everyday in class so you have to show up. Otherwise, it was easy. Study outside on your own if you can't understand him. You need the book for homework. CASA (testing center on campus) used for tests. Can be exempt from the final. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Prof Elwood was really good at explaining concepts (using real-world examples) and providing test like problems in her reviews prior to exams. Must attend class. Must have textbook. Can not opt out of final which is comprehensive. Grades fair with extra credit in exam. Definately TAKE if you will need extra help in math. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take her. I didn't learn anything from this professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class is super easy, however I don't understand the purpose for it. Unorganized, rude and unhelpful. DO NOT TAKE HER. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    It is hard to understand his accent at first, but you get used to it. Organized notes. He respond email timely and he's more than willing to help with my questions. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This class was certainly one of the easiest classes I will have taken throughout my college career. She is super helpful and just really wants to go the extra mile for her students. I do wish I had her as an instructor for another course because I was just not extremely interested in time-management, but hey the stuff did help. Went by points! ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 5/5
    such an easy class! she's very clear and makes it so simple foe her students. Awesome teacher, highly recommend taking her ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor. I like math now because of her. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Beane is very clear and pacient when teaching. She's very fair when grading and the class itself is easy. But at the end of the semester she began rushing to cover all the material and began to arrive late so she would extend the class. Nonetheless, it as an easy A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She is a great math professor for people who struggle with math. This isn't a knock at Ms. Irina, she's a sweetheart. She has a non-traditional Russian accent. Her classes are straightforward and she only gives bunch of quizzes and HW to help you with your grade. You only need the book for hw so you may want to buddy up with someone to share it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I feel she's a good instructor, especially for a simple Math class, it's best to have someone who's not super great math to teach math, that way they go over every little tedious step, which is a great help for students who aren't great at math themselvs. She makes herself readily available to students who need help, yes she has an accent but she is very easy to understand, and she does a great job teaching the material. GO TO CLASS! Poppers are 15% of your grade. Good luck guys! 1311 is basically How-to-use-your-TI-84-calculator-101 Just get a graphing calculator, so to class, do the HW, take the quizzes you can take up to 20 times, and do test reviews and you'll get at least a B with minimal effort. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    If you're bad at math,hate it like I do, and are not planning to go into a math oriented major, Ms. Irina and MATH 1311 and 1312 are the classes for you. She has an accent, but she is easy to understand and moves at a somewhat slow pace to make sure everyone gets what she is going over. IF YOU STRUGGLE WITH MATH SHE IS THE BEST PROFESSOR TO TAKE, I PROMISE! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    If you hate math and are not planning on majoring in a field that requires it, take your core math classes with her. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Ms. Irina understands that very few people actually care about the class more than just getting the grade. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    You have to come to class if you want to pass. Her tests aren't bad as long as you do the review. The test is the same as the review, just with different numbers. It's really hard to understand her sometimes because of her accent so make sure you print out the notes she provides in order to follow along. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome professor, I don't know why she has poor rating. There is 5 tests you can opt-out of the final if you have above an 80. Post what you need online and has class notes online as well. She explains everything and slows down if the whole class doesnt understand. Easy A! She is very helpful and works to help you pass. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    We had designated seat, but the attendance check was rare. What was the most challangeing was to keep awake. But that is the ususal math class. He makes things too difficult. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Professor Caputo assigns daily popper questions, so even though attendance isn't mandatory, it'd be in your best interest to attend lectures. He explains everything in clear language that way we all can understand. Homeworks are a little tedious which is why I was always in CASA. There are quizzes in class a total of about 30 of them but he drops 15% of them if I am jot mistaking. he offers extra credit! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Don't really waste money on a textbook! Good lecturer and will do his best to make sure you understand. He can be a little nerdy at times and acts like a typical dad. Coursework is constant-by that I mean there will be a quiz or homework pretty much every week. Overall a pretty solid choice for a professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He makes this class super easy! He is willing to answer questions and basically lives at the CASA tutoring center. I'm terrible at math but his teaching makes it easy to understand. You have two quizzes and a hwk due every other week. He does test reviews in class and there are 3 exams and a final you can opt out. If you fail you're not trying. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a great Professor and love how he has lecture in a PowerPoint mode. He cares about his students grades and really wants you to be successful. He takes daily poppers, for part of your grade, so make sure to show up. He always emails backs in a fast manner and makes sure to answer all your questions. I would defiantly take math with him again Most times you would only need 4 out of 20 questions from the textbook. Just find a friend to share and do homework with them. This class is super easy as long as you go to CASA for quiz and homework help you will get through this no problem. There was no midterm and I was able to exempt from taking the final ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Attendance is technically not mandatory but he does take poppers every class. He posts completed notes after lectures & does a popper. He gives u a test review in class, when he does not have to at all. Yes, there is weekly HW and biweekly quizzes, and you have to actually go to class, but if that is your only problem, you need character readjustment, because he makes this where u can pass. He's honestly the best math teacher I've had, and I'm not that great at math either. The only use for the textbook is for homework questions that he assigns. He is very good at explaining things one on one. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He's really passionate about math and wants everyone to understand things. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Caputo is super helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This class was super easy! Nothing was hard about it, and we didn't have to take a final. Not sure if she still teaches this class, though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She puts things in plain english which helps you understand material better...but she does tend to go off on her own little tangents whichs can get a little confusing...she's willing to answer questions and shes pretty fair. Taking notes and going to class is a must. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    What in the world is this lady talking about half the time. She just stands at the front rambling on about the stuff she is writing that no one has a clue about and then she talks about a lot of random things having nothing to do with math or the class if it is even really math at all ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor! A little disorganized, but she is a very sweet lady. Go to class because she uses poppers for attendance! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She is a pretty good professor and explains everything thoroughly. Takes her time explaining lessons and is readily available outside of class. Tests are exactly like reviews. Super easy class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The poppers are 15% of the grade. If they get lost, she blames it on the machine that grades them. I receives a 34% percent attendance when I was in class. Hard to understand and moves quick through material. She always shifts the blame to or on something else Casa or the course coordinator. She post assignments late, like two days before holidays ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Ananya was amazing! She understands she has an accent but it is very easy to understand. She goes over everything she writes down or solves and always makes time to answer questions. She is kind, understanding, sociable, and is really there for her students. I never understood math in high school but she makes it so easy. I really enjoyed the class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Ananya is very sweet and easy. She does have an accent, but you will get used to it several days later. She assigns poppers everyday. The homework, quizzes and tests are all online. She is always willing to tutor you if you have any questions after class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She seems very unsure and hesitant of much of the material. classes are pretty easy and but she doesn't helps out enough if you have questions. mostly she asks you to go to tutoring. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    she is a good teacher but her accent is real heavy and sometimes hard to understand. She is however quite kind. There is poppers every single class, so although attendance to learn the material inst mandatory, you should go for popper grades. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Goes through the coursework at an easy pace. She has a thick accent, it can sound funny sometimes. You can still understand her though. It's very easy to not pay attention, but if you follow along you can get an easy A in the class. She gives a lot of attempts for quizzes, easy homework, and her tests are exactly the same as the practice test ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Popper for every class. Only used the book for a couple of homework questions. She has an accent but it doesn't interfere with her teaching. Seminars were given at a fast pace but if you were good at high school math you should be fine. A lot of course work (homework and quizzes). Accessible and easy to talk to. Provides Opt-Out for final. You can tell she knows what she's doing, but beware of her going way too fast. Luckily she does post all her notes on CASA, and they're easy to understand. Make sure to be in class for her daily poppers, they're a chunk of your grade. Do the homework, and the practice tests can help change your grade. Real good teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's really sweet. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Professor Parks is very sweet, but her teaching isn't that great. She speaks very fast and goes through the problems quickly. I already knew the material, but if I didn't I'd be completely confused because of her teaching methods. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    wow. really easy class, basic math from middle school!!! he really helps you on the tests. would be really hard not to make an A as long as you do homework and be in class for the quizzes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Overall is a good experience. Test1 was easy. I never took notes because he uploaded everything online, Not too bad. Overall an interesting class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    You have to go to class because he gives Popper test everyday. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He has a very thick Chinese accent and is hard to understand. He couldn't answer simple questions and has a strong accent. If you have no other choice but to take him, make sure you get to his class REALLY early and sit all the way in front because you will NOT be able to hear him even if you are three rows back. His syllabus is not very clear. AVOID TAKING HIM! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    By far the WORST professor I have ever taken. There are poppers everyday in class so you have to show up. Otherwise, it was easy. Study outside on your own if you can't understand him. You need the book for homework. CASA (testing center on campus) used for tests. Can be exempt from the final. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Prof Elwood was really good at explaining concepts (using real-world examples) and providing test like problems in her reviews prior to exams. Must attend class. Must have textbook. Can not opt out of final which is comprehensive. Grades fair with extra credit in exam. Definately TAKE if you will need extra help in math. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take her. I didn't learn anything from this professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class is super easy, however I don't understand the purpose for it. Unorganized, rude and unhelpful. DO NOT TAKE HER. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    It is hard to understand his accent at first, but you get used to it. Organized notes. He respond email timely and he's more than willing to help with my questions. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This class was certainly one of the easiest classes I will have taken throughout my college career. She is super helpful and just really wants to go the extra mile for her students. I do wish I had her as an instructor for another course because I was just not extremely interested in time-management, but hey the stuff did help. Went by points! ...Continue reading