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Ted Chang
Professor in the Mathematics department
at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
are you Ted Chang?
Overall Quality
1.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
1.5
Clarity
1.6
Easiness
2.0
Helpfulness
0
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48 Student Ratings
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10/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
math 692 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Discrete Probability

08/02/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Seriously, to echo everybody else, never ever ever take. The cutoff for a B+ was an 87. I got an 88 and he gave me a B because he told me he didn't think I deserved a B+.

05/14/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
STAT2120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you must take this course, here's some advice: DO NOT listen to what the TA and prof say about failing the midterm-I swear they WANT students to freak out. All that is difficult is the format. If you complete the hw and understand it, the exams are simply re-worded hw probs. Do practice problems and don't depend on excel formulas to do them.

12/20/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT2120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

WORST TEACHER EVER. He is a horrible teacher. My friend did better than me and he never went to a single class. Not only that, he's a prick. My friend and I both tried e-mailing him for our grade breakdown, I didn't get one, and his grade was changed for the worse. He even admitted to making the test differently than he teaches. Just awful.

12/19/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
STAT2120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Just don't go to the lectures. You won't know what he is talking about. Read the powerpoints and maybe textbook by yourself. You could get a nice grade if you know when to use those formulas (don't need to know WHY the formulas could solve the problems). Anyway, don't go to the lectures to waster your time.

12/02/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT2120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I came to this class with some understanding of statistics. I'm leaving wondering what the heck he was talking about. As has been said, he teaches from the slides, which usually don't make much sense. His lectures simply aren't clear and he doesn't seem to care.

12/01/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

pretty hard. good luck! youll need some with this course

11/19/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
STAT201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

There's a reason there aren't any positive reviews for this professor. Reads slides during the lecture which can be found online, going to class is completely pointless. midterm much harder than the quizzes and homework and he doesn't curve grades, so good luck.

11/17/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Chang does not teach. His power points are unclear and do not explain the material. Homework is no help in preparing you for the his impossible quizzes and tests. Expect to spend a lot of time with a stat textbook if you want to pass the course.

11/16/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

STAT 212 is the absolute worst class I've ever taken at UVA. The way the class is run is terrible... it seems as if Ted Chang and his TA's WANT you to fail. Tests are extremely difficult and nothing at all like the homework. The only reason I took this was for my Econ major. For an intro course, it's unnecessarily painful.

11/09/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
STAT2120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you have no background in stats, absolutely avoid this class. He honestly reads directly off the powerpoint, (which he didn't even make), and he is no help if you ask any questions. It always seems like he just wants to get out of the class as quickly as possible. He is the worst professor I could ever imagine having in college.

09/21/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
STAT2120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Not very intresting. Reads off powerpoint. Often gets things wrong. Exams are difficult.

09/02/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
stat212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Drop and wait until he isn't teaching to take the course.

05/18/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
APMA311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

An absolute waste of time. Do yourself a huge favor and drop whatever class you're taking with him and wait until someone else teaches it.

12/12/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
STAT308 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Seriously the worst teacher I've ever had. Take my advice and find another teacher. You'll be glad you did. Lectures were incomprehensible, he was really weird and grading on the final SUCKED. he is not consistent with grading at all. AVOID HIM AT ALL COSTS!! :(

12/09/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT308 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID !!!!! He is like a nightmare! Terrible lectures. And he is really mean to you. He is a Monster. The homework is hard. You spent so much time on it, and you still couldnt get a good grade. Worst Professor Forever. If you dont want to torture yourself, be wise and don't choose his class.

05/06/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
stat212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst teacher I have ever had in my life. Mocks his students, mean, biased, overall horrible teacher. AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!

04/22/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Worst professor I've ever had; doesn't know how to teach; you will learn nothing from him. Just stands in front of the class and mumbles incrompehensibly. The class is so useless; less than 20 usually show up out of 140. He is also very mean and not willing to help students either. If you have to take this class, please find a different professor.

02/19/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

class was absolutely useless, so was the homework. Read the book in each and every detail, because it will be asked on the exam. HORRIBLE teacher, do not take Stats with him.

01/25/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I should have read these ratings before I took his class last semester. They are all true. The book is a life-saver. Don't go to class unless you enjoy the company of only 20 other people who want to waste their time.

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