Matthias Aschenbrenner

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MATH 31A
Differential and Integral Calculus Full Profile > 3.1 Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.7 Clarity 2.3 Helpfulness
For me, Professor Aschenbrenner was sub-par. Going into the class with previous calculus...
MATH 31A
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Overall 3.1 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.7 Clarity 2.7 Helpfulness 2.3

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For me, Professor Aschenbrenner was sub-par. Going into the class with previous calculus experience, I failed the first midterm. Realizing his lectures were useless in terms of the tests, homework, and understanding, I never again attended a lecture aside from discussion, which was the only thing worthwhile. By going to the TAs office hours and discussion (highly recommend matt lane), I proceeded to get an A on the second midterm and the final. Traditionally professors are supposed to teach, but if you're looking for this don't take Aschenbrenner. I did get extra sleep though, so I guess in a way it wasn't so bad

MATH 31AX
Workshop in Differential Calculus Full Profile > 2.5 Overall 2.0 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.8 Clarity 2.3 Helpfulness
took him for 31A. Absolute bs, have taken calculus before and without prior knowledge I would've...
MATH 31AX
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Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.0 Workload 2.5 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness 2.3

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took him for 31A. Absolute bs, have taken calculus before and without prior knowledge I would've known absolutely nothing. Avoid him if you can, he is a good guy but a terrible lecturer.

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MATH 31B
Integration and Infinite Series Full Profile > 3.5 Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.2 Workload 3.0 Clarity 2.5 Helpfulness
Ascenbrenner is a really nice guy. The first day of the class, he tells you that the class is...
MATH 31B
Integration and Infinite Series See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.2 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 2.5

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Ascenbrenner is a really nice guy. The first day of the class, he tells you that the class is curved, and that scares the hell out of you because you know only a certain number of people will be getting A's and some people will definitely fail. But as you move along, it's not all that bad. He does a lot of proofs to try and get you to understand the math so you don't have to memorize any formulas. His tests were not really all that bad. I remember getting a question on the second midterm completely wrong because I flipped a minus sign to a plus sign, and I still got 9/10 points. Overall in the class, I had a test average of about 87% or 88%, and about 90% on the homework, and I ended up getting an A-. You'll end up learning a lot from him, and he's not really a tough professor at all. I do recommend him, even though I heard Park was easier. (P.S., the curve ALWAYS helps you)

MATH 31BX
Workshop in Integral Calculus Full Profile > 4.0 Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.6 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness
I find it pretty interesting that almost every evaluation written before me is so negative. All in...
MATH 31BX
Workshop in Integral Calculus See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.8 Clarity 2.6 Helpfulness 2.4

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I find it pretty interesting that almost every evaluation written before me is so negative. All in all, I don't believe Professor Aschenbrenner is as horrible as people make him sound. While he does simply do examples from the book, I always found that going to lecture was EXTREMELY HELPFUL. I love the way he draws graphs to illustrate what he is saying (such as with integration and Taylor Polynomials, etc.). I also thought that his explanations in class were clear and concise while bringing a greater understanding to the subject. I would definitely say if you wan to do well in this class to go to both section and lecture as they are extremely helpful. Try and get a Thursday section because some of the homework problems cover sections that won't be covered until AFTER you turn in the homework (which was definitely a downside). His midterms aren't too hard, the mean for both being in the mid to high 50's. BEWARE of the final though - it's RIDICULOUSLY hard. It's cumulative and he doesn't allow any notes, so study hard.

MATH 110A
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MATH 110A
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MATH 131A
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MATH 131A
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MATH 220B
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MATH 220B
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