Skip to main content # ‘18.062: Mathematics for Computer Science’

## Table of contents

- Course Info
- Realistic Prerequisites
- Subject Matter
- Course Staff
- Lectures
- Problem Sets
- Exams
- Resources
- Grading
- Advice to Future Students

## Course Info

Class Size | 332 |

Hours/Week | 11.1 (86 responses) |

Instructors | Zachary Abel (EECS) |

Overall Rating | 5.6/7.0 |

## Realistic Prerequisites

- There are no hard prerequisites for this course.
- Some students recommend having some practice writing proofs.

## Subject Matter

- Most thought it was very useful.
- Most found it a good balance between theory and applications.

## Course Staff

**Knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful**. - Course staff put in extra time with students that struggled with the material.

## Lectures

- Lectures were described as engaging and well-taught.
- Students learned the most from the lectures and course notes.
- This learning was reinforced by the problem sets.

## Problem Sets

- Students found the psets to be fun, but difficult.
- Students spent about 7 hours doing each pset.
**Collaboration** helped students work through the psets.

## Exams

- Students found lectures and recitations prepared them well for the exams.
- Students found the exams to be challenging, but graded fairly.

## Resources

- Students used the online textbook, but said the lecture notes were the most helpful.

## Grading

- Students thought grading was fair, with some describing pset grading as slightly harsh.
- Students thought exam grading was especially transparent.

## Advice to Future Students

*”Set aside a lot of time for psets”* *“Go to office hours, find people that are willing to pset with you.”*