DeKleine, Art  

Mathematics

2.30/4.00

62 evaluations


MATH 118


Sophomore
A
Elective
Dec 2006
he's a nice teacher and cares about his students, but he's old and tends to make alot of errors, so don't be afraid to correct him in class when he does


Freshman
N/A
General Ed
Feb 2007
A really nice old man but flat out does not know how to teach!!!! you have a quiz every day and the quizes have absolutely NOTHING to do with ur tests! even if u do all the work(which he wont explain) the tests are still very difficult!!

MATH 141


Freshman
D
Required (Support)
Apr 2007
Art is an interesting character, but i really dont know why he is allowed to teach here. I went to class everyday, not to learn, because he doesnt teach anything, but merely to listen to his bad jokes and watch him get confused over everything because i thought it was really funny.


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Aug 2007
DeKleine exactly make my first Calculus class easy. Lectures were all over the place while the final was a BITCH! Still got a B overall but that's because I aced the first two (of four) midterms since they didnt get that far into actual calculus. Thank god he drops one of four exams since I bombed the third. Near of the end of the quarter, I had no fuckin clue what integrals were, until I took Kaul for 142 and he saved me from never understanding calculus (thank god for Kaul!!!) but avoid Art if possible. I would not recommend him to students new to Calculus, especially at a college level.


Freshman
N/A
Required (Support)
Sep 2007
If you have never taken calculus before, I suggest you take another class. I was so lost in this class, i had to ask roomates for help. He can be a good teacher, if you have a pretty firm background in calculus 1. he has 4 midterms that can really boost your grade since he covers very little in between. I had two midterms back to back, week after week. But since half of the time he lost me in his lectures, that really didnt help me. Also, i think he kills about 2 trees per class. He gives you these packets that are pointless if you dont understand the material. Again, he wasn't a good lecturer for me, but if you think you have taken calculus in high school, he might work for you.

MATH 142


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Dec 2002
Basically, look at the previous rankings given to Dr. De Kleine and notice most the bad ones were people with bad grades, and the good ones were people with good grades. Take that for what you will. This guy is so nice. I admit he seemed a little intimidating at first, but he is very personable and seems to care about his students. I love the comment about him being Santa Clause teaching calculus. Honestly, his ability as a math teacher is not the best I have ever had, but if you put the work into it and go to class, you will do well and learn the material. Basically he teaches well enough that the extent of your learning will depend on you. There are 3 midterms, of which he throws out the lowest grade. He doesn't collect hw, but instead gives quizes almost daily which are problems STRAIGHT off the homework problems assigned. If you do better on the final than you did on your midterms, he will replace your midterm average with your final exam grade. In other words, if you do decent on the quizzes and get an A on the final, you get an A in the class. I went to get help in his office hours once, and he is even more friendly there than in class. I am sure there are better math profs out there, but considering what I have heard about most of the math teachers at Cal Poly, I'd say Dr. De Kleine is not a bad one to have.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Dec 2002
Professor DeKlein was a really nice guy and was always willing to help you wwith anything that you didn't understand. His lectures during classtime, however; were a bit random and reflected his passion for math rather than his need for us to understand the information. If you are willing to read the book yourself and get help from others, you can definitely get an A in his class. But if you depend on professor's lectures to understand the information, I wouldn't recommend DeKlein.


Sophomore
C
Required (Major)
Jun 2003
He is the best calculus professor I've had (I've taken calc classes from 3 profs). He presents the material in a very straight forward manner, unlike a lot of the other profs. His quizzes are almost daily, but if you keep up with the homework (or at least stay awake in class like I did), you'll do fine. The tests are just basic tests of ability, not like other professor's where they make you take your current basic knowledge and apply it to hard never-before-seen type problems. Be warned though: it is very easy to end up w/ a C because he does not collect homework (if he doesn't collect it, why bother doing it, right?) I was a slacker student at the time, didn't do the homework, got Cs and Bs on the quizzes, and an A and a C on the midterms, and ended up w/ a C+. If you want to actually learn stuff and not get too frustrated, I definitely recommend DeKleine. If you're a slacker student who won't do any work, why are you taking calculus in the first place, or better yet, why are you in a major that requires you to take calculus?


Freshman
A
General Ed
Aug 2003
Dr. De Kleine is a great teacher who helps you out if you have any problems with the material. His quizes are easy, but be careful about his tests because they can be challenging. His grading method is great, and if you do some of the homework, and do well on his quizes, odds are you will do well in his class. Don't hesitate to take this proffessor, he is one of the best I've had.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Jan 2006
If you've taken calculus before, and are comfortable with the material already, he's a really easy teacher. If you're taking it for the first time, however, I don't think you'd be able to learn anything. He talks about unrelated things a lot, and often gets stuck on a problem when doing an example on the board. Homework wasn't collected, so we didn't get a lot of feedback except for the daily quizzes. He's a nice guy, but not a good teacher.


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Mar 2006
To be honest, I loved DeKleine. Absolutely take him if you can. His lectures may not be the best, but he is more than willing to help you at office hours (which, by the way, never had anyone at them, which is nice). It's at office hours that I really learned the material that I had a hard time with in class. In addition to the fact that he drops the lowest of the three midterms, there are quizes nearly everyday that are easy and will boost your grade. If that is not enough, he assigns extra credit, tons of it. So much, that 10% of my grade came from extra credit. If you can, take his class.

MATE 143


Freshman
C
Required (Support)
Sep 2001
Dr. Dekleine is a really nice guy, but a lousy teacher for MAth 143. I heard he is great in other classes, but not this one. His lectures consisted of reading straight off of photocaopied pages from the text. He was vairy vague with explanations and unclear when intorducing new concepts. He rarely seemed prepared for typical problems students had and was often unable to answer questions. I came away from the class without any real sense of new knowledge. He's also really into graphing calculators, thats usually his solution to a question, use your calculator.

MATH 143


Freshman
N/A
Required (Support)
Mar 2003
De Kleine is not the worst math teacher I had, but he is definitly not the best. Right now I am on the brink of failing. I have put in a good deal of time preparing for the three midterms and well lets just say I have only 150/300. I am not saying that it is impossible to do good. There are people in the class (math majors) who are doing stellar, yet the others in the class are in the same boat as me. So the other reviews about his teaching style (just the examples in the book) are correct. He is all over the place in lecture and well he is not much help. Just read the book and got to class to take the daily quiz.


Freshman
C
Required (Support)
Mar 2003
His quizzes, which he tends to throw sporadically, don't prepare you for the midterms or final. I learned more staying in my room and reading the book myself than I did listening to his lectures. 'Nuff said.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Mar 2003
Great guy, really nice. He gives a quiz most days on the homework from the night before. They are extremely easy though and it helps you to keep up with the material. His first test was the easiest math test ever, but each test after got harder, but never that bad. Overall, definitly take dekleine if you can.


Freshman
F
Required (Support)
Mar 2003
while i found the material extremely easy to understand by just reading the book, dekleine was no help at all if you got stuck on something. if we would ask him to do a harder problem from the homework in class, he would spend at least 10 minutes standing there looking at it confused. "grandpa" was a nice guy, but definately lacked in being able to present the material in any sort of a helpful manner. the first half of the quarter all notes he gave us were photocopied straight out of the book. expect 3-4 quizes on average per week (he tells you when they are in the syllabus) which are problems taken from the assigned homework. the first test was extremely easy but he takes off big points for even the littlest of mistake. second test was harder because it covered more material. third test was way too long which he later acknowledged by giving everyone 10 extra points on it. the lowest of the 3 test scores is dropped and the other two add up for a possible 200 points of the total possible 500 for the course. there are 100 possible points from the quizes and the final is out of 200. read the book tp know your stuff and go to class only for the quizes because dekleine is no help at all


Sophomore
A
Required (Support)
Mar 2003
Art is a great guy. Real laid back and ready to help students out. His daily quizes are a joke, they will keep your grade up. Even if you do bad on the exams, he drops the worst and will replace the other two if your final grade is higher. His lectures are a tad boring but bearable. If you can get Dekleine I would recomend him. As long as you are willing to put in some effort, its not hard to get a high grade.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Apr 2003
I took him for 142, and decided to take him again for 143. He is a GREAT guy. Extremely nice (although it doesn't seem so during the first week or so). As for grading, the guy/girl two posts ago was pretty much accurate. As for teaching ability, I believe he is alright. Many times I ended up reading the book to clarify, but I left the class understanding everything and it was mostly due to lecture, not the book. He is not the most exciting, but unless you have him at 7 or 8 AM you shouldn't fall asleep. Great Guy, go to his office hours. He is very approachable and willing to help. Over-all, not the best, but if you go to lecture, and do your part to learn, you will.

MATH 144


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Jan 2005
Prof DeKleine was a fairly good professor. Yes he is old and Yes his lectures are almost exactly the book, but i still liked him. His homework is never due, but often times the quizzes are exact problems from the homework. I had a heavy course load and put off most of the homework, so my quiz grade suffered. He had a quiz about every other day, and he dropped our two lowest grades. The midterms are almost exclussively chapter summary problems with only slight changes. To study for the tests I just did all the problems in the chapter summary two times and then went over the examples in each of the sections. There were three midterms and he automatically dropped the lowest one, then he replaced either or both of the other ones if the final was a better grade. the quizzes end up being 20%, the midterms 20% ea. and the final 40%. So you could basically never show up for a class except to take the final and still get an 80% (if you score a perfect on the final...which is quite possible.) I liked him as a professo5r and a person. Going to his class was a nice change from the labor intensive engineering classes. I never read the book cause his lectures were almost the exact same thing and he made massive amounts of printouts and copies to go along with his lectures. I highly recommend Prof. DeKleine and would love to take him again if I have the chance.

MATH 161


Freshman
C
Required (Major)
Mar 2008
he is a sweet man with a good heart, but when it comes to math he gets very side tracked and presents material that is not helpful and only confuses students. i got a C- in calculus I, and i took it in high school and got a C+. For someone who already took calculus, he only confused it more for me.


Sophomore
F
Required (Support)
Nov 2008
I have never been very good at math and as a result, I avoided taking calculus in high school. I went into this class with zero knowledge of calculus, and I was a little bit intimidated by the thought of taking it. The first week was pretty understandable (limits). The next week comes along and the drop date passes, just before our first exam. I got a C on the first exam, but I figured it was because I wasn't familiar with his exam formats. Oh, was I wrong...it only got significantly worse. When he tried to explain the derivative, he spent an hour on something that could have taken 5 minutes (YES! The derivative is the line tangent to the curve...) I asked the next day if he was going to elaborate more on how to solve derivatives, and he said "No, I think I covered the material pretty thoroughly". Yes, I failed the class because I could not pull off anything better on the final (Your final grade replaces any grades lower than it, the only upside of the course). I retook the class over the summer from a different professor and came out with a high B. If you are not absolutely comfortable with calculus or if you haven't taken any calculus before, avoid DeKleine at all costs!!! It's not worth a failing grade on your transcript.

MATH 162


Sophomore
N/A
Required (Support)
Nov 2008
He is probably the worst teacher I have ever had. I took Calc 1 last quarter, and it wasn't hard at all. But Calc 2 is horrible with DeKleine. His lectures are never clear, and sometimes he spends the ENTIRE class period doing one problem. The main problem is that the book does not teach very well, so having a good teacher is essential. But he doesn't explain anything well. I never understand what he is talking about in lecture, and we have 5 midterms, which is absolutely ridiculous. Honestly, I would try to avoid him at all costs. I don't think I have ever had such a bad teacher. He doesn't know how to teach, and he gives really hard tests. It's not worth it all. If you can someone else, I would most definitely recommend it.

MATH 221


Freshman
B
Required (Major)
Aug 2001
I had to take Math 221 twice. The first time, I was unable to complete the course. Dr. DeKline is a very good prof, he was much more help than my first prof.


Freshman
B
Required (Major)
Aug 2001
Dr. DeKlein is the best math teacher I have ever had. He's patient and he really seems to care about the progress of his students. Even though I did not get an A in the class, ( which would have helped if I actually went to his office hours...) He is a jolly fellow who takes the time to help his students as much as possible. I got a C- in math 118 and got an even better grade in math 124, and most of this was due to the teacher. it really matters so if you get the chance, Dr. DeKlein is a really great teacher to have.


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Aug 2001
Professor DeKlien is a good person, who is always willing to help his students. Although, he is unable to present the materials in ways that you can understand. I was fortunate because I had taken AP Calculus in high school, so everything was review for me. But, if you have never taken calculus, I guess it really depends on you. Overall, he's great! Good Luck!


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Aug 2001
Professor DeKlien is a good person, who is always willing to help his students. Although, he is unable to present the materials in ways that you can understand. I was fortunate because I had taken AP Calculus in high school, so everything was review for me. But, if you have never taken calculus, I guess it really depends on you. Overall, he's great! Good Luck!


Junior
A
Required (Major)
Jun 1999
Professor DeKleine is very supportive of his student's efforts. There are plenty of opportunities to get a good grade in the class since he drops the lowest test and two quizzes, which I think is more than fair. If you don't understand the material, he is eager and willing to help you during his office hour and he never makes you feel stupid. He is very patient and easy to talk to. I highly recommend him for any class as it is his personality which makes the material so easy to digest. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of work to do and it is not an easy class, but if you want to learn something from a great teacher, take DeKleine.


Freshman
B
Required (Major)
Jul 1999
Well, i was scared to death to take calculus and de kleine really made a difference. if you have to take calculus, take advantage of him. he is more than willing to help you during his office hours and even if you can't make those hours, he loves to get questions via email. you will enjoy this professor if you take him. he is one of the best i've had yet.


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Oct 2000
he is so great! he has a really cute personality and teaches class with a great sense of humor. He loves to help you out if you show up for his office hours. He explains everything very clearly. This was my fave class at CP and Im not a math major, I just love Art.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Dec 2000
You can tell Dr. DeKleine has been doing this for years, and he's really sweet. He's always helpful during office hours, and never makes you feel stupid for asking a question. There are 3 tests and a final, and he drops the lowest test score, meaning you can flub an entire test (or miss the entire test) and not worry about it. There is a quiz about every other day, but usually they're taken straight from the homework. He was recommended to me as the best Calc teacher and I think he is too.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Dec 2000
Dr. DeKleine was a good teacher who was always eager to answer any questions his students might have. He gives more than 20 quizzes in a quarter, but they are generally easy and help to improve your grade. His tests and final are not too difficult and he drops the lowest midterm score. It helps that I took calculus before I took his class, but he presents the information in a way that people will understand even if they haven't taken a calculus class before. Take advantage of his office hours and ask questions and its pretty easy to get a good grade.


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Mar 2001
Everybody in my class loved this guy. I thought he was good, but not exceptional. He was more concerned with making sure you knew how to approach a particular type of problem rather than showing you how to get the correct answer. Most of my classmates had already taken Calculus in high school, so for them it was probably a good review. This was my first Calculus class though, and his teaching style was not the best for me. He's definitely good though. He's a very sweet man and he really seems to really care about his students. We ever I see him around campus he always says hello and calls me by name(and that's not to common since professors go through hundreds of students). Oh and one more thing. He's really cool about letting you take quizzes during office ours if you can't make it to class. He even gave me my own personal mini lecture on the material that he was going to be covering for the day I wouldn't be in class.


Freshman
C
Required (Support)
Jun 2001
First of all, DeKline drops 3 of 20 quizzes, and one of three midterms. However, this was necessary just to pass a large portion of the class. The median and mean for the first two exams were not even at 60%. The general class thought the way he conveyed material to be very confusing. Dont get me wrong the class is fair, but the class was not prepared for the midterms, let alone the final, which. The final is one of the toughest tests ive taken, despite the entire class not doing well. Very nice guy, willing to help, but if youre not willing to study your butt off, you wont do well.


Junior
C
Required (Support)
Jun 2001
Dr. DeKlein is an overall good professor who sincerely cares and takes interest in his students. The difficulty in this course is due to the large amount of material covered in one quarter. In my opinion, this course should be taught in two quarters, though I see both sides of this issue. If you take this course with no calculus background like I did, you might be in for a struggle. Take advantage of study groups and get help in the instant you are in question about anything, as calculus builds on a foundation like most math. Homework in this class is not turned in but there are quizes almost everyday. My advise would be to keep up with the work.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Sep 2001
Art was one of the best teachers I've had at Cal Poly. He was able to explain the material from the textbook so well that I didn't really have to reference the book, I just used notes. He drops one out of three midterms, so if you screw up once (or twice) you can still get an A. I was afraid of taking calculus at first, but he was extremely helpful in office hours. Very friendly, approachable, and cute personality. During class, he even took the time to explain things over and over to the students who didn't follow. If you're going to take calculus, you just have to take Art's class.


Freshman
F
Required (Support)
Oct 2001
Yes, I did fail the class, but it wasnt for a lack of effort. He seemed like a nice guy, but his class did not reflect that. I did not miss one class, studied about 15 hours for the final, and went to office hours. It's not all the teachers fault, but holy crap i just didnt understand the way this man reasons. I wasnt the only one, the class mean and median for the midterms were about 55%. You need the one droped midterm he gives you. He doesnt do make up or early tests (not even for my aunts funeral). The final goes under my nearly impossible list. HOWEVER, if you are a good test taker, or have had a good amount of calculus in the past you should be fine. If you HAVENT HAD CALCULUS dont take him.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Feb 2002
He is so nice and helpful! He is basiclly Santa Clause teaching business calc. I would definately take him, very approachable.


Freshman
C
Required (Support)
Mar 2002
The worst teacher I have ever had. He doesn't teach you anything so when it's time to do the homework every night you must learn it on your own or get help. Outside of class he is a cool guy, but as a teacher he's a piece of shit. His tests are nearly impossible and the class average was generally about 63%. Despite the unbelievably low class average he doesn't curve his tests. I spent about an hour every day in the math tutor lab getting help and that is how a managed to pass his class. I give him a 1 out of 10 because unlike his tests, at least his quizes were fair.


Freshman
N/A
Required (Support)
Feb 2004
I'm not hating on DeKline because I got a bad grade, I just want everyone out there to know to not take him. He is a horrible teacher. He explains nothing, and he explains things horrible! He needs to learn how to teach again, because he will expect you to know things that that the majority of the class doesn't know. DO NOT TAKE DEKLINE FOR THIS CLASS!


Freshman
N/A
Required (Support)
Feb 2004
I don't know my grade in professor DeKleine's class yet, but i still think he's a good teacher. All the people who are ripping on him just didn't pay attention in the class. You never have homework, unlike the other math teachers who assign so many problems every night. Each day there's a quiz, but he goes over the material that day at the beginning of class so it's easy points. And a lot of the time he cancels his quizzes or you do them as a class for full points. His tests do require that you study at least a little bit but he's a fair grader. He tries to make class interesting by being funny and he prints off notes for you. I didn't even by the book for this class and I'm not struggling. I recommend taking DeKleine because he really cares about his students and helping them succeed. It's not his fault that all the people who ripped on him weren't smart enough to understand simple concepts.


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Jul 2004
This was an interesting class and instructor was enjoyable. Grading is straight forward material is difficult. I had a weak algebra background so I got a tutor. I got a B+.


Junior
N/A
Required (Major)
Mar 2005
Bus Calc is a fairly difficult class when taught by Dekleine. No homework, but you have to show up to class everyday because he gives quizes on a daily basis that are mandatory for your survival. His teaching style may be helpful for some but for others it may be a bit boring. He focuses more on concepts, why we are doing things, instead of step by step ways to apply formulas to calculus problems. His midterms and finals are difficult, not rocket science, just hard because everything from the book is cumalative on the tests and he does not tell you specifically what will be on the tests, so your left study the book and anticipating what he plans on doing on the test. Trust me his lectures and tests don't match up. On the plus side he is always available during office hours, willing to help, and his grade curving scheme really helps out struggling students. Just keep in mind the average score on the first midterm was 17 out 100, seriously, not because the class was dumb, just because his lectures and tests had no correlations. If you're gonna take him, be prepared to show up to class everyday, i didnt and my missing quiz scores hurt me, and know your book, your book is gonna teach you, he is just gonna assist you.


Freshman
D
Required (Support)
Mar 2005
Dekleine is possibly the worst teacher I've ever had. His notes are photocopied notes from the book, which are still too complex for most students, he assumes you know everything before hand, and his grading cuts no slack. I'm a good student, but I could not handle this class. On his behalf, some of teh students took Calc. A-b/ b-c already, and they got A's, but everyone else painfully struggles through it. When I visited him for office hours he knew nothing about me, my name, my grades, what I was having a hard time on, absolutely nothing. So it takes him more time to regrade your test/quiz and figure out where you went wrong, and then again he assumes you know what he's talking about. His notes are THE pages from the book and couldn't be more confusing. His tests are insanely hard, he couldn't pull harder questions from where ever he pulls them from. And he will cut you no slack when its graded. Overall, my highest test grade was the D on the final, which saved me form having to retake it. If you haven't mastered Calculus before hand, DO NOT TAKE THIS.


Freshman
B
Required (Major)
Mar 2005
Dekleine is by far the worst teacher I have ever had. Ever. He does not explain the material at all. I have had the equivalent to this class in high school and breezed through it, but in this class I struggled from the beginning. He does not explain what he is doing but expects you to know everything for his incredibly hard tests. There is basically no reason to ever attend class if it were not for the daily quizzes. Do not take Dekleine. Ever.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Mar 2006
Prof. DeKleine is pretty awesome. He makes some corny jokes and keeps a pretty light-hearted attitude through the quarter. The end of it does seem a little bit rushed; however, he manages to make sure everything is covered with a reasonable amount of time spent on everything. There is no DUE homework in the class but there are 21 quizzes through the quarter, which comes out to every other day, but normally it's three or four in a row. These quizzes are right out the homework he gives (which is not due but tested on these quizzes). Quizzes make up 100 points (about 16%) of the class. Then, there are four midterms, each worth 100 points of your grade; however the lowest score is dropped. This makes a total of 300 points (50% of the grade. Finally, the last 200 points (33%) is made up of the final which is cumulative. However, any and all midterm scores with a lower percentage than the final is also replaced with the final test score. Pretty easy A as long as you go to class and pay attention. Do some homework too... but you can get by without it.

MATH 241


Sophomore
A
Required (Major)
Jan 2004
He gives enough handouts to kill countless trees and they are mostly from the book. His lectures are based mostly on concepts and proofs while rarely every working a problem. The end result is having to teach yourself everything. His grading standard helps a lot. If you want an A then you will have to study in groups so you can teach each other how to do the problems. I do have to give him credit for giving us a detailed outline of the problems on the final.


Sophomore
N/A
Required (Support)
Feb 2009
Nice, but crazy. I swapped classes for a more sane teacher that didn't tell me he expected me to learn everything on my own.


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Mar 2009
Art is rather incompetent. He yells really loudly in class, to the point where I actually got a headache from him constantly talking so loud on a couple of occasions. He treats the author of the textbook like a God, always starting his sentences with "THE AUTHOR SAYS...!" or "YOUR AUTHOR SAYS...!" When doing math problems on the board in class, he constantly makes mistakes and will stand silently (a blessing to my ears) for up to five seconds at a time staring at his work trying to make a mistake, and when he finally corrects it, he just confuses you more with some hand waving. On the plus, he's very good about office hours, seeing as he's retiring soon and is teaching a very limited course load. He's friendly and helpful in office hours. It's not that there's anything wrong with him as a person; he's a great guy. He's just a little beyond the point where he's entirely useful teaching a 200 level math class to engineers who need to use this stuff for the rest of their life.

MATH 244


Sophomore
C
Required (Support)
Dec 2006
DeKleine is one of the worst professors I've ever had. One of the people below had it right; he must kill forests full of trees with the amount of handouts and quizes he gives out. The handouts and his horrible and boring lectures don't help at all. If you want to succeed in his class you have to read the book. The only reason people attend his lectures is because there are daily quizes. His only positive is that he's willing to help, but when you ask him a question, he struggles with it for a long time and usually doesn't end up answering the original question. I've also never had a professor make so many arithmetic mistakes while doing problems. His exams aren't too bad, but half the battle is figuring out what the question is asking for. He made a relatively easy subject like linear analysis much more complicated than it had to be.


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Jan 2008
This guy is a super douche bag. His grading scheme is utterly ridiculous, one in which very little partial credit is given. Either you get the problem right or you don't. For example I got a B- on the first midterm, and the only mistake I made was I forgot a minus sign. He docked me 17 pts for that! That being said, the class is pretty easy, and his lectures are completely worthless, but you have to go cause he has daily quizzes.

STAT 251


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Jun 2000
Professor DeKleine presents the material clearly and his tests are straitforward. His class prepares you perfectly for Stat 252 and I highly recommend taking him.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Jan 2001
Art is a good teacher. He will do anything to make you understand the material. If you listen in class, all you must do is look over the homework, and not even do it, and do well in his class. His grading system is great, 3 midterms, he drops the worst. Get him.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Apr 2001
Art is a very nice man and his grading policy is extremely generous, but he does not teach the material well at all. I would advice those taking STAT 251 to only go to class when quizes are being given. The lectures just confuse what the book has tryed to lay out for you. Everything is strait our of the book so if you read it and do the sample problems, the tests are a snap. Art does not lecture well at all so if you can avoid going to class, do so.


Sophomore
C
Required (Support)
Apr 2002
Professor DeKleine is a great prof! He's pretty easy on his grading too. You take 3 midterms only 2 counts and a final. Plus you have quizs but he gives you a schedule when they are. His grading scale is pretty easy, basically if you got an A on the final. You'll get an A in his class. He didn't really teach a lot of things you basically learn it on your own. I suggest doing the homework and you'll be fine. If you want a pretty easy class and don't like math as much, you could get a fairly good grade in this class.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Jun 2002
If you get this guy for a teacher you seriously need to GET OUT. He's the worst. Unless you're a statistician you need to get another teacher. This guy gives to quizes a week that aren't very hard but he DOES NOT teach the material. People asked questions and he explained something else that was totally irrevelant to the topic at hand. I can't stress enough how you need to get out of this class. I'm surprised this guy is allowed to teach. If you go to class you will be more confused...trust me. I didn't get a bad grade, but I didn't get a good grade. This class was the worst.


Freshman
D
Required (Support)
Aug 2002
BAD TEACHER: BAD GRADE. THIS GUY SUCKS, HE CANT TEACH SO I RARELY WENT TO CLASS. DONT TAKE HIM OR ELSE YOU WILL HAVE THE SHITTIEST QUARTER EVER

PM 280


Junior
C
Required (Support)
Nov 2016
Fuck this guy. Id like to stick my tounge up his ass.

MATH 335


Freshman
B
Elective
Apr 2004
This guy is a better grandpa than a teacher. People like him because he'll coddle you in office hours, but it won't help - HE"S FRIGGEN SENILE. His reaction time can be measured by the clock on the wall and he does nothing but read the book to you in class. Like I said.. like a grandpa reading his class to sleep. I had important questions about possible new theories I had for the subject, yet he was too slow to talk to... I didn't even feel like I was talking to someone as educated as an instructor let alone an instructor in the field I was talking to.. I'm sorry to say it to someone who I'll admit is a "nice guy," he simply doesn't have what it takes to teach any class you want to LEARN in (sorry if I missed the boat, but I entered college mistakenly thinking that was the point..)

MATH 336


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Aug 2001
A pretty decent teacher. If you have had no calculus whatsoever, it may be pretty difficult at first because it goes so fast. But he does a good job at trying to keep students caught up. A very nice guy in person. Very approachable.


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Nov 1999
DeKleine is an excellent professor. In fact, he is the best math teacher that i have ever had. He may be one of the best professors at Cal Poly. He is extremely helpful during office hours and practically makes his schedule to fit yours. He gives about twenty quizes and three midterms, which are all relatively easy. He teaches the material well, and stresses the main concepts. I would definitely recommend taking him for any math class. My only concern is that since his class is relatively easy, that many people in his class won't be adequetely prepared for Calculus II.


Freshman
C
Required (Support)
Dec 1999
Probably one of the better math professors at Cal Poly. Despite my grade, his course if fairly easy. He gives you 20 quizzes, 3 midterms(lowest one is dropped), and a final exam. His exam was far more difficult then his midterms so be prepared. He tells you what's going to be on the tests so you should do well. You have 2-4 quizzes each week so stay on task. They can really hurt you in the end. Overall a good guy and a great teacher.


Sophomore
C
Required (Support)
Dec 2000
Dr Dekleine is a great professor. He doesn't grade homework, but has weekly quizzes and board work for you to do. He is certainly hand-out happy though. He tries very hard to help all students succeed and explain new concepts in ways we all can understand. His midterm was fair and medium difficulty. The final is a lot harder than the quizzes or midterm, but was still fair and right out of the homeworks. This is my second time taking this class and even though I got a C, I still feel confident enough to explain most of the problems to another student. The last time I took this class, I had no clue what was going on. I just sort of blanked on the final. Homework is very time consuming for this class. I reccommend trying to work only the problems you think you're unsure on rather than those you feel pretty confident with. Also, DON'T GET BEHIND!!! It's very easy to fall behind in this class as it moves quickly. Dr. Dekleine is very approachable and will spend extra time in office hours if necessary to help you succeed. He never makes you feel stupid. I reccommend him to everyone. I'd love to take him again. He does get confused at the board sometimes though.