Comments:
Mathematics 6 "Analytic Geometry and Calculus," is the second half of the Math 56 sequence. The material covered includes trig. functions, inverse trig. functions, and an introduction to basic calculus (differentials [sic]). The course, which is mandatory S/NC, is intended primarily for those students whose math background is not as solid as ... assumed by Math 9.
Without a doubt, Professor [sic] Towser [sic] was the best aspect of the course. The students unanimously praised him for his enthusiasm and helpfulness. Furthermore, Professor [Towse] showed a genuine concern for the class. He was always willing to explain materials over again even though he had already [gone] over them a few times. Thus, Prof. [Towse] was able to remove some of the anxiety felt by some of the students who had doubts about their math skills. As an indication of Prof. [Towse]'s teaching ability, the students stated that because of him, getting up for the 9AM class was very worthwhile. In all, Prof. [Towse] is definitely among the best math professors at Brown.
The class met 3 times a week and there were no sections. There were weekly homework sets, which although challenging, were necessary for the student to excel in the class. The grade was based on 2 quizzes, 2 midterms, and a final. The average time spent for the class was around 6 hours [per week]. In all, the students responded well to the work load and think it is rather appropriate.
Due to Prof. [Towse]'s excellent efforts, a majority of the class stated that they learned a lot from the course. The fact that Prof. [Towse] was able to remove anxiety from the students contributed heavily to that. In all, the course scored well in the intellectual satisfaction aspect, especially for a math class. There were no general complaints about the class or the professor.
In conclusion, Math 6 is an excellent course for those who need a less rigorous introducion to math. Professor [Towse] is simply excellent and the students were able to learn more material than they had expected.
Ratings: 1(best/agree) through 5 (worst/disagree) 
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2 
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5 
Instructor 





Stimulation of my interest in subject 
7 
5 



Enthusiasm about subject 
12 




Facilitated understanding of material 
10 
2 



Was aware of level of understanding 
8 
3 
1 


Organization and preparedness 
8 
4 



Overall 
11 
1 



Writing Assignments 





Were of reasonable length 
9 
2 
1 


Were clearly stated 
10 
1 
1 


Grader's comments were helpful 
7 
3 
1 

1 
Homework sets were helpful 
9 

3 


Examinations 





Were challenging 
5 
6 
1 


Covered what I expected them to cover 
8 
3 
1 


Quizzes were helpful 
6 
3 
2 
1 

General Information 





This course was challenging 
4 
4 
4 


I learned a lot from this course 
8 
3 
1 


I will take more courses in department 
1 
5 
2 
1 
3 
I loved this course 
5 
5 
2 

