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MTH 111: MTH111
Oregon State University

Average Class Rating

Rated 3.4/5

Average Class Difficulty

3.1/5

Rated moderate

Average Grade

C

Grade recieved

MTH 111 MTH111 is an Engineering course at OSU.
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  • Class rating 5/5
    David is the prof that finally got me to understand some of the core concepts. He even thanked me after I sent him an email months later (at about 2am, thanks to certain ethanol combinations) thanking him for all his help. Genuinely nice guy, and he works tirelessly to help his students. I wish every professor was like him. what a teacher ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dave was a pretty good teacher. Made lots of jokes... I laughed for his sake. I am horrible at math so for me it was my second time taking 111. I passed the class but just barely. He can be a bit hard to understand and a lot of out of class studying is important to be successful. Take advantage of study tables and review sessions! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    great guy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Kim is a hilarious teacher. He has a very heavy accent, so beware, you might not understand him. He gives a ton of homework, but you have unlimited tries to get it right. The class itself is really hard, but he does his best to make things clear and help you score well. He's not always great at pronouncing things and it's a bit hard to understand what he's lecturing about but he always goes over his lectures multiple times if students don't understand. He's extremely enthusiastic and a really awesome professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Kim is at first hard to understand but if you actually pay attention, you get the hang of what he's saying. The class however is very very easy and if you follow the book you will do well in the class. His quizzes and tests are very similar to the hw and he does a decent job of teaching. He's very enthusiastic and actual makes it worth going to class. Actual the first time I've looked forward to going to math. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's such a helpful professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dr. Kim is a very nice man and great instructor but difficult to understand. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    You have to do most of the learning on your own. He will give examples, but he often messes up or is unclear. Go to the TA's or the MLC if you need help. He doesn't allow calculators or notes on tests and quizes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved Peter!!!! He is an amazing professor and is always there to help you if you ask for help. Lectures are fast but that's the make-up of the subject. Advice: go to every single class session, study-study-study, and he's one of the most approachable instructors you'll find. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Go to the lectures and you'll get a good grade. Which is great especially for such a foundation class. Has all notes on organized power point slides, allowing you to pay attention when hes teaching concepts instead of rushing to write everything down. Best math professor I've had. If you approach him for help he's more than willing to take time out of his day to do it. the lab is a bit pointless. but the lectures and taking all of the notes (which he gives you) will make you succeed… ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Veryyy organized. Always early for class and is willing to explain the question in several ways if you do not understand. I am currently taking MTH251, I skipped MTH112 just because he was teaching it now and not in the summer or fall. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Best math teacher I've had. He helps you understand it at the time but forget about remembering it later. Of course studying helps. He really knows his stuff but I'm not a fan of his teaching style. If math isn't your best subject I might suggest a tutor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He goes through the material way too fast. He is very respectful and I didn't even use the book because printing out his lecture outlines and going to every class taught as good as I could see. Difficult class, but he does a great job. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very demanding class and very approachable instructor. He takes the time to explain everything in a way that makes since. He is also very approachable, which is a plus. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    You can't rely on Argyres to do everything for you. Read the book... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I've got to disagree with these other guys, because his notes are so clear and step by step that if you don't get it then it's probably cause you don't care. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He was really easy to understand. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I worked my butt off and barely passed this class. Going to class and studying for the midterms and the final are all crucial! I would not taken it again with this professor! Going to class and studying for the midterms and the final are all crucial! I would not taken it again with this professor! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I worked my butt off and barely passed this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I had Peaty for math 111 and im not sure if it was just that 111 is know for being hard but i did not enjoy this class or enjoy Peter Argyres teaching. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Very difficult to follow if you have never taken Math 111 before. He was very dry and made the class considerably worse. Argyres is easily the worse teacher i have had since enrolling at OSU. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Really hard class, wish it had smaller groups instead of 100 plus. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    The pass is hard as hell to pass!!! you gotta study a ton! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Awful teacher. Has an accent you cannot understand at all. When students ask questions he is not helpful whatsoever. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Strand was the absolute worst math teacher I've ever had. He doesn't help you at all. If you ask a question on how to do something, he responds with, well, how do you think you do it? I don't know, that's why I asked a question! His tests are stupidly hard and nothing like class or homework. DON'T TAKE MATH FROM HIM, YOU END UP TEACHING YOURSELF! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Coles is one of the best professors I have ever had. He's funny as hell, Get it Derron with your Missy Elliot song. This is like Oprah, where everyone gets a car! lol will do everything in his power to help you score good on tests, and pretty much just wants you to do succeed...and hes funny ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Best teacher I've had at OSU, math is by far my worst subject and I got an A in this class. He is also a great dresser! =) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Coles should be teaching all math instructors how to teach math. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great Teacher!! He knows how to get the subject across even to an anxiety-ridden, slow learner like me. The most important thing for Dr. Coles is to make sure you understand and learn the concepts - he is totally committed to his students. Study hard and you will succeed! Take any math classes that you have to take from him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    AWESOMEST TEACHER IN THE WORLD!!! ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF!! BEST TEACHER EVER ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    HE IS THE BEST TEACHER EVER--he really wants you to understand the material (unlike many other math teachers). He is extremely intelligent and can find ways to explain the math when a student is having trouble understanding. He is very funny too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved him, he was really helpful, and it doesn't hurt that he is super hott... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    very good teacher, very helpful and really wants you to understand what you are doing. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Might seem frightening if you're used to please hold my hand and don't actually expect me to make any real progress styles of teaching. She won't know if you need help if you don't ask for it. But besides that she is there to help you learn the material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is helpful, But do not take her class if you want to get A or B. WARNING: TESTS ARE TOUGH Wants to see students improve, learn and actually remember concepts for the future. Goes through effort to actually hand out complex note sheets. Definitely an amazing instructor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She's a great teacher and she'll be there for you if you ask for help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Amber is a very tough grader. Sometimes even you are in the class with clicker, you still can't get 100 percent. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    She is a really serious teacher, It's hard to pass her class. She gives out a ton of work and seems to be disorganized at times. Not to mention her constant typos on assignments and tests. This class is easy if you're already good at math but if not, be prepared to drown a little. Also there's tons of group work which is frustrating ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    The class is too short so she won't bother/waste class time trying to help you, so, if you're struggling, go to her office hours. She's a really tough grader. Buy the book! You need to use it to self-teach because her notes aren't always the best & the class is too short so she rushes through the lessons. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I took this class in high school and learned way more than i did from this guy. He's confusing, not funny, and bad with making tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Class is all taught through math lab online. Have to do discussion board problems every week. He was pretty active in DB's. Tests are tough. Have to use a real life proctor and only one day to take it! NO PROCTORU! He grades really easy. Only takes off a couple points as long as you tried the problem. Would recommend. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome teacher!! I'm terrible at math but I looked forward to this class every week! It's a fast paced class but he was really good about his office hours and really helpful every time I went in! His tests go along with the lectures and do the quizzes. There's a reason he has such good reviews! Would definitely take another class with him again! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Keith is a fantastic teacher. I thought I couldn't learn math because I had done poorly in high school but a good teacher can make all the difference and he certainly is! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Not very clear at all. Lectures reflected the theory of mathematics instead of going over steps to work out the problem. Very hard tests. School tutors did not know how to do the test reviews. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This guy cracked me up for two terms. Professionalism is out the window (along with the brittle chalk he hurled out of it), but he knows his stuff and is willing to take time to re-explain and re-teach. Thanks! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The OSU Math department needs a rehaul. They seem to have figured out how to make College Algebra even more difficult than it already is. I came into this course with A's in previous math courses and put in the effort before ultimately taking a W. OSU in general has turned many otherwise AB students into DC students. Great job OSU. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Shes just really hard ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is a great professor. She really helps her students understand all of the topics. Her lectures aren't boring as she is very energetic. There is quite a lot of homework but the online homework is really easy and the rest of it is super easy to get done during recitation. One of the only math teachers that I have actually learned something from. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's great at explaining difficult concepts. Her tests can be hard, but if you work for it and work with her, you'll get the grade you want. I reccomend taking her if you can!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Katy was an awesome professor! Gives a lot of homework, but it's usually easy and you can do it pretty quick, especially the online stuff. Overall the best math teacher I've ever had! Really knows how to teach! ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 5/5
    David is the prof that finally got me to understand some of the core concepts. He even thanked me after I sent him an email months later (at about 2am, thanks to certain ethanol combinations) thanking him for all his help. Genuinely nice guy, and he works tirelessly to help his students. I wish every professor was like him. what a teacher ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dave was a pretty good teacher. Made lots of jokes... I laughed for his sake. I am horrible at math so for me it was my second time taking 111. I passed the class but just barely. He can be a bit hard to understand and a lot of out of class studying is important to be successful. Take advantage of study tables and review sessions! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    great guy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Kim is a hilarious teacher. He has a very heavy accent, so beware, you might not understand him. He gives a ton of homework, but you have unlimited tries to get it right. The class itself is really hard, but he does his best to make things clear and help you score well. He's not always great at pronouncing things and it's a bit hard to understand what he's lecturing about but he always goes over his lectures multiple times if students don't understand. He's extremely enthusiastic and a really awesome professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Kim is at first hard to understand but if you actually pay attention, you get the hang of what he's saying. The class however is very very easy and if you follow the book you will do well in the class. His quizzes and tests are very similar to the hw and he does a decent job of teaching. He's very enthusiastic and actual makes it worth going to class. Actual the first time I've looked forward to going to math. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's such a helpful professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dr. Kim is a very nice man and great instructor but difficult to understand. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    You have to do most of the learning on your own. He will give examples, but he often messes up or is unclear. Go to the TA's or the MLC if you need help. He doesn't allow calculators or notes on tests and quizes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved Peter!!!! He is an amazing professor and is always there to help you if you ask for help. Lectures are fast but that's the make-up of the subject. Advice: go to every single class session, study-study-study, and he's one of the most approachable instructors you'll find. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Go to the lectures and you'll get a good grade. Which is great especially for such a foundation class. Has all notes on organized power point slides, allowing you to pay attention when hes teaching concepts instead of rushing to write everything down. Best math professor I've had. If you approach him for help he's more than willing to take time out of his day to do it. the lab is a bit pointless. but the lectures and taking all of the notes (which he gives you) will make you succeed… ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Veryyy organized. Always early for class and is willing to explain the question in several ways if you do not understand. I am currently taking MTH251, I skipped MTH112 just because he was teaching it now and not in the summer or fall. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Best math teacher I've had. He helps you understand it at the time but forget about remembering it later. Of course studying helps. He really knows his stuff but I'm not a fan of his teaching style. If math isn't your best subject I might suggest a tutor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He goes through the material way too fast. He is very respectful and I didn't even use the book because printing out his lecture outlines and going to every class taught as good as I could see. Difficult class, but he does a great job. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very demanding class and very approachable instructor. He takes the time to explain everything in a way that makes since. He is also very approachable, which is a plus. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    You can't rely on Argyres to do everything for you. Read the book... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I've got to disagree with these other guys, because his notes are so clear and step by step that if you don't get it then it's probably cause you don't care. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He was really easy to understand. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I worked my butt off and barely passed this class. Going to class and studying for the midterms and the final are all crucial! I would not taken it again with this professor! Going to class and studying for the midterms and the final are all crucial! I would not taken it again with this professor! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I worked my butt off and barely passed this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I had Peaty for math 111 and im not sure if it was just that 111 is know for being hard but i did not enjoy this class or enjoy Peter Argyres teaching. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Very difficult to follow if you have never taken Math 111 before. He was very dry and made the class considerably worse. Argyres is easily the worse teacher i have had since enrolling at OSU. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Really hard class, wish it had smaller groups instead of 100 plus. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    The pass is hard as hell to pass!!! you gotta study a ton! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Awful teacher. Has an accent you cannot understand at all. When students ask questions he is not helpful whatsoever. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Strand was the absolute worst math teacher I've ever had. He doesn't help you at all. If you ask a question on how to do something, he responds with, well, how do you think you do it? I don't know, that's why I asked a question! His tests are stupidly hard and nothing like class or homework. DON'T TAKE MATH FROM HIM, YOU END UP TEACHING YOURSELF! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Coles is one of the best professors I have ever had. He's funny as hell, Get it Derron with your Missy Elliot song. This is like Oprah, where everyone gets a car! lol will do everything in his power to help you score good on tests, and pretty much just wants you to do succeed...and hes funny ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Best teacher I've had at OSU, math is by far my worst subject and I got an A in this class. He is also a great dresser! =) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Coles should be teaching all math instructors how to teach math. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great Teacher!! He knows how to get the subject across even to an anxiety-ridden, slow learner like me. The most important thing for Dr. Coles is to make sure you understand and learn the concepts - he is totally committed to his students. Study hard and you will succeed! Take any math classes that you have to take from him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    AWESOMEST TEACHER IN THE WORLD!!! ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF!! BEST TEACHER EVER ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    HE IS THE BEST TEACHER EVER--he really wants you to understand the material (unlike many other math teachers). He is extremely intelligent and can find ways to explain the math when a student is having trouble understanding. He is very funny too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved him, he was really helpful, and it doesn't hurt that he is super hott... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    very good teacher, very helpful and really wants you to understand what you are doing. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Might seem frightening if you're used to please hold my hand and don't actually expect me to make any real progress styles of teaching. She won't know if you need help if you don't ask for it. But besides that she is there to help you learn the material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is helpful, But do not take her class if you want to get A or B. WARNING: TESTS ARE TOUGH Wants to see students improve, learn and actually remember concepts for the future. Goes through effort to actually hand out complex note sheets. Definitely an amazing instructor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She's a great teacher and she'll be there for you if you ask for help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Amber is a very tough grader. Sometimes even you are in the class with clicker, you still can't get 100 percent. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    She is a really serious teacher, It's hard to pass her class. She gives out a ton of work and seems to be disorganized at times. Not to mention her constant typos on assignments and tests. This class is easy if you're already good at math but if not, be prepared to drown a little. Also there's tons of group work which is frustrating ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    The class is too short so she won't bother/waste class time trying to help you, so, if you're struggling, go to her office hours. She's a really tough grader. Buy the book! You need to use it to self-teach because her notes aren't always the best & the class is too short so she rushes through the lessons. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I took this class in high school and learned way more than i did from this guy. He's confusing, not funny, and bad with making tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Class is all taught through math lab online. Have to do discussion board problems every week. He was pretty active in DB's. Tests are tough. Have to use a real life proctor and only one day to take it! NO PROCTORU! He grades really easy. Only takes off a couple points as long as you tried the problem. Would recommend. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome teacher!! I'm terrible at math but I looked forward to this class every week! It's a fast paced class but he was really good about his office hours and really helpful every time I went in! His tests go along with the lectures and do the quizzes. There's a reason he has such good reviews! Would definitely take another class with him again! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Keith is a fantastic teacher. I thought I couldn't learn math because I had done poorly in high school but a good teacher can make all the difference and he certainly is! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Not very clear at all. Lectures reflected the theory of mathematics instead of going over steps to work out the problem. Very hard tests. School tutors did not know how to do the test reviews. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This guy cracked me up for two terms. Professionalism is out the window (along with the brittle chalk he hurled out of it), but he knows his stuff and is willing to take time to re-explain and re-teach. Thanks! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The OSU Math department needs a rehaul. They seem to have figured out how to make College Algebra even more difficult than it already is. I came into this course with A's in previous math courses and put in the effort before ultimately taking a W. OSU in general has turned many otherwise AB students into DC students. Great job OSU. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Shes just really hard ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is a great professor. She really helps her students understand all of the topics. Her lectures aren't boring as she is very energetic. There is quite a lot of homework but the online homework is really easy and the rest of it is super easy to get done during recitation. One of the only math teachers that I have actually learned something from. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She's great at explaining difficult concepts. Her tests can be hard, but if you work for it and work with her, you'll get the grade you want. I reccomend taking her if you can!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Katy was an awesome professor! Gives a lot of homework, but it's usually easy and you can do it pretty quick, especially the online stuff. Overall the best math teacher I've ever had! Really knows how to teach! ...Continue reading