In this 10-minutes long video I (Hania) tell you about my journey from the classroom, via Zoom, to recording courses and publishing them online. In the video I speak Swedish, but there are subtitles in English and in Polish. In this video you can see my work place. Nowadays I use it for recording our courses for Udemy.

# Hania on distance teaching in mathematics

by Hania Uscka-Wehlou | Oct 22, 2021 | courses, university mathematics | 5 comments

Hi Hania,

I would just like to know if there will be a pre-calculus course planned?

I’m a software engineer but last studied maths around 22 years ago but I am looking to start again. I’m mostly interested in calculus and linear algebra but obviously very rusty in the basics.

Is calculus required for your Udemy course Linear Algebra and Geometry 1? I often see that calculus is mentioned as a prerequisite for linear algebra even though I am not sure why.

Thank you and best regards,

Andy

Hi Andy,

Our first Precalculus course is published (yesterday evening). If you wish to purchase it, you are very welcome to use this link leading to a reduced price:

https://www.udemy.com/course/precalculus-1/?couponCode=TPOT_FEB22

The content of this course can be seen here:

http://www.wehlou.com/hania/files/uu/Outline_Precalculus1.pdf

Kind regards,

Hania

Hi Andy,

Thank you for your questions. I have only good answers ðŸ™‚

1. I am actually working now on my first precalculus course. It should be released in several weeks. This first part is called “Basic notions” and it is a kind of bridge between high school maths and university maths. Also perfect for somebody who needs to brush up on his knowledge of the subject. Afterwards there will be Precalculus 2 (Polynomials and rational functions), Precalculus 3 (Trigonometry) and Precalculus 4 (Exponential and logarithmic functions). When I am done with these four courses, I will record Calculus 1 and 2.

2. You don’t need any Calculus for Linear Algebra and Geometry 1. Not at all. I have some examples of applications of systems of equations in Calculus, but it is just two videos of 200+, so it is almost nothing. “Some calculus” is mentioned in the next linear algebra courses because there are more examples from Calculus in these courses. But you can follow the rest of the courses if you don’t remember Calculus (or you can watch the videos with examples from Calculus and refresh your memory). You should also know that my Linear Algebra and Geometry 1 contains quite

a few videos covering the prerequisites, which is always good for students who had a break from maths.

Kind regards,

Hania

Hi Hania,

I last studied math in my computer science undergraduate degree, but unfortunately (as my current master studies have revealed) the CS curriculum in the university I studied at (a university in the UK) didn’t get too involved into math and only touched on stuff what was deemed important specifically for CS. The downside of that is that without a very solid background in math a lot of very interesting master and doctorate study areas seem out of reach.

Your courses have helped me enormously in getting up to speed with the math needed for my master studies. I have really enjoyed your teaching style, presentation, problem solving examples and especially the depth in which you cover the topics, that’s one thing that really sets your courses apart from others on the same topics. I am super excited to hear that you have so many more courses in the works and I can’t wait for them to be completed. Very exciting!

Thanks for all your hard work, it really helps people.

All the best

A.D

Hi A.D,

Thank you for your kind message. It is always a pleasure to hear that our work is appreciated and that it helps other people.

I wish you all the best with your studies!

Kind regards,

Hania