Table of contents

  1. Course Info
  2. Realistic Prerequisites
  3. Subject Matter
  4. Course Staff
  5. Lectures
  6. Problem Sets
  7. Exams
  8. Resources
  9. Grading
  10. Advice to Future Students

Course Info

Class Size 21.
Hours/Week 8.8 (11 responses)
Instructors Zhiwei Yun (Lecturer), Irving Dai (Lecturer), Chun Hong Lo (Lecturer), Susan Ruff (Lecturer), Malcah Effron (Lecturer)
# of Responses to Course 18 Underground Questions 7/21

Realistic Prerequisites

  • *Experience: Generally the more experience with upper-level math classes and research the better. It is thus recommended that this class be taken as an upperclassman.

Subject Matter

  • In this course you do projects, so you will learn a lot about the topic(s) that you’ve selected.

Course Staff

  • Caring and approachable: The staff were great. They were ample with feedback and put in lots of time outside of class to help.


  • There were no lectures.

Problem Sets

  • There were no problem sets.


  • There were no exams.


  • There were no resources outside of presentation notes for some workshops.


  • Students found the grading more harsh than fair.
  • The grading was very not transparent. A TA said that 17/20 translates to an A.

Advice to Future Students

  • It’s important to get a good group. Try to do the class with friends if possible. Communicate early with your team.
  • Make sure you have experience in at least one area of math!