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Adam Rickert
Professor (2008 – 2014)
Drexel (DU)
Mathematics
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4.5357****+
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Rated by 58 students
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Spring 2014 Schedule
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MATH 100
MATH 101
MATH 102
MATH 119
MATH 122
MATH 182
MATH 183
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MATH 102
Introduction to Analysis II
4****
Assignments are typical of math 102: 2 midterms, 1 final, 6 quizzes, and 10 weeks of online homework. Provides lecture packets online but if you have to print them out yourself that can get expensive, I would recommend going to class and just taking notes in a notebook and only getting the packet if you're really struggling with something if printing is an issue for you. Though Rickert has an unusual style/appearance don't let that fool you: the man is a math genius, explains all topics very clearly in class, will go over any examples that you ask for, and really cares about his students doing well. I only have two main issues with this class. 1-he is not a very fast grader at all, at least not this term. it took up to several weeks for quizzes to be graded and returned. 2- the way the quizzes were handled was very erratic, partially due to weather concerns as it was during winter term. 4 of the 6 quizzes ended up being either take-homes with extremely more difficult problems, or postponed from Friday until Tuesday that meant the material was not as fresh in some people's minds. But overall he is a good teacher who knows what he's talking about and is understanding of students' needs.
Professor rated by: Political Science Student on March 15, 2011
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MATH 119
Mathematical Foundations for Design
4****
Pros: Do the work, and you'll do well. Nice guy, got sick and had to miss final and was very helpful with setting something up to meet and come in during the summer to make it up. A bit quirky, but very helpful when asked.
Easy class... first lesson is how to write a check. Although some comad students with no brains apparently seem to find it difficult... not sure why...
Professor rated by: Photography Student on December 20, 2011
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MATH 101
Introduction to Analysis I
5*****
Honestly: great math teacher or greatest math teacher? As a Fashion Design student I had the option of either taking another science or opting out for math. I chose math and Rickert was recommended to me. I am SO SO HAPPY I have him as a Math teacher. He’s clear, concise, and very thorough with the material. You even get a little lecture packet for each topic he is going to go over, so that you can follow along with him. I completely understand everything that is going on in class thanks to him, and have a high A to show for it. We usually have quizzes every Friday, and they are relatively easy, as so are the exams (He basically tests that you understand the concept and none of the questions asked are in any way made to be difficult to read or understand. Its made up of a-comprehensive-of-what-you-are-taught problems rather than puzzling-ball-busting math problems). I’m taking him again for Math 119 and can’t wait. And yes he is quirky with his wardrobe but seriously, what math teacher isn’t; Rickert’s genuine caring personality for all his students is what really makes him pop and miles better than any other the other math teachers in the department.
Professor rated by: Student on March 2, 2010
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MATH 101
Introduction to Analysis I
5*****
Easily one of my favorite teachers at Drexel. Sure, the way he dresses is kind of weird, but so what? He writes everything out on the board, and he's VERY clear. What you work on in class is what's going to be on the test, no tricks or anything. Also, if you're unhappy with the grade you got back on a test, he'll gladly go over it with you and explain why you got points taken off. But if he feels that you put the effort into the problem, he'll give you points back (happened to me once)! He's always willing to help, and I personally think it's cool that he allows students to IM him. I did it once to ask him what I got on my Math final lol. Overall, awesome teacher, highly recommend!
Professor rated by: Student on February 21, 2007
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MATH 101
Introduction to Analysis I
3***
in lecture i couldn't read his handwriting even after sitting all the way up front, the quizzes were either way too easy or way too difficult. part of the problem is that this course bounces around too much and nothing really assoicates with each other. he seems to care a lot about his studetns though. he dresses very unprofessional with the goofy glasses, dungeons & dragons tshirt collection, and the shorts...his email addy was also vampyr..?!?! and he said we could im him on that and not his drexel e-mail...okkkk??? def plays alot of d&d and wow...def...
Professor rated by: Student on December 6, 2006
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MATH 101
Introduction to Analysis I
5*****
I have had a long term of trying to find a meaning to his notrious Bat necklace that he wears in conjunction with a bat T-shirt, however, the fact that he wears bright tie-dyed shirts and the same black shorts in 30 degree weather aside, the man is a GREAT teacher. Explains everything, answers all questions, encourages questions, gives help and suggestions whenever asked, very available. Finally a teacher worth the money we pay! I absolutely recommend him, especially for people like me that need a second pair of hands to add numbers higher than 5.
Professor rated by: Student on December 1, 2004
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MATH 101
Introduction to Analysis I
5*****
Professor Rickert is not only the best math professor I've had in college, he's easily the best math teacher I've ever had. As a sophomore retaking Math 101, I obviously have obviously had some difficulties with math. However, his lectures are clear, the tests straightforward, and if you ever need help, you're likely to find Professor Rickert himself tutoring at the Math Help Center. He's a great guy, and if you give him the respect he deserves, you'll get the most accessible professor at Drexel.
Professor rated by: Student on December 7, 2006
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MATH 101
Introduction to Analysis I
3***
as a professor, he'll spend extra time with you whenever needed and he knows his stuff. talks over your head a little and lectures fast if you're not a math person.

as a person, he's a total weirdo and it's amusing as hell. thinks he's a vampire (will give you his vampire screen name and tell you to IM him afer 11pm when vampires are awake). our first quiz even had a vampire face on a plane and asked "is this a function?". wears the same shorts and 2 tee-shirts everday. very eccentric!
Professor rated by: Student on January 16, 2008
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MATH 101
Introduction to Analysis I
4****
if you go to class and do the assign problems you should do good on the weekly quizzes. the midterms are based off the quizzes and homework. the finals looks similar to the midterms together, format wise with different numbers.

basically if you understand basic math with some matrices you should get a 90 something on your midterms and as a final grade.

rickert is okay, he knows his math but he wont know who you are since he doesnt take attendence
Professor rated by: Student on December 11, 2010
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MATH 101
Introduction to Analysis I
5*****
He's one of the best math teachers I've had in my life. He's extremely organized. Even if you completely do not pay attention, you'll know what's expected of you and what is coming up. He knows the subject matter and entertains questions. Sometimes he's the course coordinator for the 100 level maths so he makes the tests and teaches you everything that's on them. If you show up for everything, you'll get an A/B easily.
Professor rated by: Communication Student on October 15, 2011
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MATH 119
Mathematical Foundations for Design
4****
Pros: Very caring and just wants to see his students succeed



Comes off as a bit weird, but never judge a book by its cover because he truly is a great person



He incorporates two projects as a way to help boost grades
Cons: Class is very dry and lectures make you snooze



Midterm and final are a bit lengthier than they should be
Topics covered in class are simple, but computation errors can hurt you very bad on quizzes and exams.
Professor rated by: General Business Student on June 18, 2012
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MATH 101
Introduction to Analysis I
5*****
Adam C. Rickert is a good guy. He has a very unique wardrobe and his personality can take some getting used to but he is a very thorough instructor. He's one of the most flexible, caring professors I've had thus far. Overall I would highly reccomend him. If you think Rickert is a bad professor, you're in for a rude awakening when you have a four hour night class with a teacher who can barely speak english.
Professor rated by: Student on January 30, 2007
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MATH 101
Introduction to Analysis I
2**
Pros: Friendly and makes him self available for extra help.
Cons: He doesn't explain how to do things in an understandable manner. He writes a paragraph explaining how to do a certain problem, writes the problem down and moves on.
I had to withdraw from his class because I really didn't understand his way of teaching. Everyone seems to like him but I had a lot of trouble with him.
Professor rated by: Entertainment & Arts Managemnt Student on March 1, 2012
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MATH 102
Introduction to Analysis II
5*****
He may look a little abnormal, but Adam Rickert is an amazing dude. He's a great teacher who really cares about his students, even though he can be a hard ass about grades sometimes. He is a solid teacher and really knows his stuff. He's good at explaining things and sometimes will go off on tangents about strange stuff he happens to know a lot about. Really cool guy!
Professor rated by: Student on February 27, 2009
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MATH 102
Introduction to Analysis II
5*****
Quite possibly one of the most genuine of people I’ve meet. His classes are relatively interesting and he generally explains the material well and is always willing to offer as much help as needed. Definitely recommend this class. You’ll work have to work for an A but its pretty reasonable to get a B. Also, he has some of the coolest shirts!
Professor rated by: Student on March 7, 2006
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MATH 121
Calculus I
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TAKE HIM!!! he is a little weird, always wears the same shorts and tie-dye shirts but he is an EXCELLENT teacher! He cares about everyone of his students and tries his damndest to make everyone last one of them learn the material. Go to class and show him you try and you will not be dissapointed, moderate workload but help all the way from him.
Professor rated by: Student on August 15, 2003
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MATH 102
Introduction to Analysis II
5*****
Great professor. First had him for recitation, and he filled in all the blanks that the professor left, he basically taught me math 101, and then i chose him for math 102. Very helpful. Makes course understandable, and goes out of his way to help you if needed. Would definitely recommend to others, esp. if math is not your forte.
Professor rated by: Student on November 13, 2006
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MATH 312
Probability and Statistics II
5*****
Prof. Rickert is the best Prof. I've ever had during my Drexel life. He explains everything so clear that you don't even have a slight question to ask. He understands his students' needs. He tells his students what to study and what not to. If you leave Drexel without taking his class, you'll regret it for sure. :)
Professor rated by: Student on December 26, 2004
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MATH 102
Introduction to Analysis II
5*****
Professor Rickert is amazing! He is the first math prof I've ever had where I actually understood what was going on. He also is very understanding about effort and will curve on an individual basis. I was numerically at a C, but because I got a high B on the final, he gave me an A. I wish I had him for Math 239!
Professor rated by: Student on May 4, 2006
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MATH 101
Introduction to Analysis I
4****
If you're taking 101, don't be thrown by the look of the teacher or the first lecture (plotting points and drawing lines). The material gets tougher, and this guy teaches it VERY WELL. He also gives out review sheets that prepare you very well for the exams. I'm glad to be taking him for another term after this one.
Professor rated by: Student on November 17, 2004
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