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D Kennedy
(Mathematics)


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Positive Comments (7)

Subject: Great teacher!  (May 15 2009, 08:35PM)
Student: Anonymous (Elementary Edu.)
Class:Fundies I (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Prof. Kennedy is an awesome teacher! He makes class a lot of fun because he tells some corny jokes and he super explains really easy concepts but it made it easier to understand. The class is technically called mathematics for elementary school teachers, and that's what it is... he teaches you all of the different methods and ways to go about the simple things like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division! That's about it. He is a tough cookie on the tests though... he will deduct points if you don't explain enough. So one piece of advice... EXPLAIN ALL OF YOUR ANSWERS!! no matter what.. write it out. It doesn't have to be exactly what he's thinking... just as long as you explain it he will give you credit. Overall his class was pretty easy - he gave TONS OF EXTRA CREDIT at the end. I loved his class and I'm taking him for fundies 2!
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Subject: Great Prof!  (Apr 24 2009, 03:32PM)
Student: Anonymous (el ed)
Class:Fundies I (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Kennedy is a great prof and is very fair. I don't know what some of these folks are talking about. In regards to previous comments, anyone taking Fundamentals should be able to figure out why the standards ARE relevant to the course. And as far as losing points for mistakes, if you can't show your steps correctly how are you going to teach the subject to children? Dr. Kennedy is a great prof for el ed majors because he teaches math how we will be teaching math. I recommend him to everyone.
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Subject: Greatttt   (Nov 01 2007, 11:13AM)
Student: Anonymous (Elementary Education)
Class:Fund I (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I don't know what class some of you were going to, but Kennedy is a great teacher! Sometimes it seemed like there was no point to a lesson or I had no idea where he was going, but once he arrived at his point I was like "WOW!. He really makes you think outside the box, which you need to do if you are El. Ed. He teaches you all the different ways math is taught today in schools, which is a lot different than when I had math in elementary school. His tests are ok; everything he goes over and nothing more. He has never taken points off where they shouldn't have been taken off, so I don't know where some of you get that. He's a great teacher... take him if you are an elementary education major... he really puts you in the kids shoes, that way you think like them and learn how they need to be taught!
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Subject: #1 Ship Uni Math Prof  (Dec 06 2006, 10:41PM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:Basic Math Models (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Kennedy is awesome. He seems intimidated of everyone though. His emphasized stare at the class is so awesome when he's stressing to make a point. He's funny as heck too. Now to business: He is the easiest math professor you will ever run into here at Ship. He ultra-explains easy concepts to learn and understand, and he goes at a super slow pace. There are only a few homework problems, like 3 or 4 per class. 4 Homework Quizzes, just simply copying your problems from your notebook onto a piece of paper. 4 Tests. And then a Final. Part of the final is a 1 1/2 page math problem that simply deals with your major. It's so open-ended it's ridiculous! Take this professor for every math class you can get him with. You will not be let down unless you want to be challenged.
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Subject: great  (Nov 08 2006, 06:46PM)
Student: Anonymous (undecided)
Class:math mod (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 There should be no negative comments about this prof. He is the bomb diggity. He tries to be funny and no matter if the joke was funny or not I always found myself laughing. His teaching ability could be improved a little bit but if you ask for help he'll explain and explain until you get it. He grades easy. As long as you put something down youre going to get some points.
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Subject: Really Helpful  (Nov 03 2005, 03:16PM)
Student: Anonymous (History)
Class:Intro to Statistics (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Kennedy is the nicest math prof I've had. He really seems to care and coming from someone who doesn't understand math makes it easy for everyone to follow. If you ever have to take math I would definatley recommend him.
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Subject: What a great professor!  (Oct 19 2005, 05:04PM)
Student: Anonymous (El. Ed)
Class:Fund. I (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Prof. Kennedy is great! If you are looking for someone who honestly wants all of his students to understand the subject material and do well in his class, then he is the right choice. He is one of the nicest and caring professors I have ever had. His class isn't boring because we do activities and example problems as a table group. When he is teaching he will make sure that everyone understands the material and will explain it until you've got it. It is very easy to get an A in his class because he gives homework quizzes and will sometimes give bonus problems. His tests are pretty easy too. I would definitely recommend taking him!
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Negative Comments (6)

Subject: help me please  (Dec 04 2006, 09:14PM)
Student: Anonymous (El. Ed.)
Class:Fundamentals I (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This class is a joke. Do not take this man please. He's a nice guy dont get me wrong but the class is lame and yes, with the other comment he does take points off just because he feels like it. I recommend taking another professor. He's not fair.
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Subject: WTF!!  (Oct 24 2006, 12:17PM)
Student: Anonymous (elementary ed.)
Class:fundies II (C)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This class is so stupid and I would definitely NOT recommend taking him...he will take points off for the most stupid things ever!! Take another professor and not this one.
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Subject: Undecided  (May 19 2006, 10:12AM)
Student: Anonymous (El Ed)
Class:Fundies 1 (B)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Ok, Dr. Kennedy is like an alien from another planet. He doesnt teach very well and on his tests and quizzes.. he marks everythingggg wrong even if you had one tiny mistake. All I can say is, good luck with him :/
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Subject: take someone else  (Jan 12 2006, 09:24PM)
Student: Anonymous (Elementary Ed)
Class:Fundes I (B+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 The first three weeks of this course are spent going over math standards which are pretty much irrevelent for the course. Then he takes you slowly throught the next three or four chapters and finally speeds through the last couple. The tests are not too hard, homework quizzes are announced, but he is really really picky. You have to know what he is thinking to get a 100% on anything. If you are satisfied with B's take him, if you want an A, don't. Also, the final was extremely hard. The partially multiple choice test had choices a through m to choose from. Yea...
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Subject: Worst Professor Yet  (Dec 22 2005, 05:39PM)
Student: Anonymous (Elementary Education)
Class:Fundies I (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I know I got a good grade but I have never done so much work and did so bad on everything. I tried enough to deserve an A but I did not get it. I still do not realize how I got the grade I did- by all calculations I should have a B or worse. The thing that is bad about this professor is that what you learn is not what he tests on. He does the stupidest things.
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Subject: BORING  (Nov 08 2005, 11:48AM)
Student: Anonymous (undeclared)
Class:intro to stats (B+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Kennedy is a nice guy, but hes soooo boring. I learned all this stuff in highschool. And he doesnt make it fun to learn either! And u have to take your own notes for the most part bc his are not detailed at all.
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Neutral Comments (1)

Subject: Interesting Class  (Jun 02 2008, 09:40PM)
Student: Anonymous (Elementary Education)
Class:Fundies I (C)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Kennedy is not the easiest professor and he takes points off of everything, for the smallest stuff. So its hard to do well on a test/quiz. If you don't explain everything in his terms he takes points off because you didn't explain it the way he would. The class activities are fun and very useful, but he is very dry. His humor is very dry and it almost makes you fall asleep in class. I did learn though. Also the final is a joke... beware!
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