eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Loni Delaplane

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MATH100, Fall 2013
MATH26, Fall 2013
MATH26, Fall 2013
MATH103, Spring 2013
MATH206, Spring 2013
MATH100, Fall 2012
MATH26, Fall 2012
MATH100, Spring 2012
MATH206, Spring 2012
MATH26, Spring 2012
MATH100, Fall 2011
MATH205, Fall 2011
MATH26, Fall 2011
MATH100, Spring 2011
MATH206, Spring 2011
MATH25, Spring 2011

Loni Delaplane: MATH100, Fall 2013

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 100 - Survey of Mathematics Crn (Section): 44390 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.52 21 1.21 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 7 (33%) 6 (29%) 5 (24%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 14 (67%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 8 (38%) 9 (43%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I learn everything anything about numbers
I did not see any useful information besides the conversion unit. I really felt discouraged the entire semester.
Instructor was prepared and focused.
Logic hurts my brain but yet stimulates it and helps me think harder
This course taught me that there's more to math than just formulas and equations. Math can be used to increase your critical thinking and problem solving skills to hopefully one day be used throughout your life.
Understanding what math is. Math is just a bunch of patterns and repetitive things.
Inductive and deductive reasoning, probability. I can use this new knowledge outside of class.
What I found helpful was how Loni liked to challenge us. I feel like it made me think harder and deeper about whatever we learned. This course also gave me more knowledge about logic that I know will be helpful later.
I found this course extremely challenging. Anyone who has suffered from a lack of mathematical hutspa will find this class a hurdle. The great part about taking this course is that you build your mathematical ego with every accomplishment in understanding. Once it 'clicks', you feel like a champ. There are a lot of twists and turns, but if you put in the time and you will be sucsessful. So, I guess I would say the value of this class was to help me discover the little mathematician within.
This course less helpful because it helped me understand different things and made me think in a differnet way. A lot of the material was confusing but challenging.
It made me see Math in a whole new light. It completely changed my linear view on the subject.
Learning how to find the fun in math and being able to use what we've learned outside of class.
made me think
conversions r only thing I really found needed. the rest was a headache.
Learning that math is not only about problems and formulas.
I found it most valuable that we got homework assignments to help us practice the material more.
I liked the principles of logic and common sense that this course provided. I also enjoyed how this course focused on the creative fun side of math rather than just tedious calculations.
It's a type of math that we can actually use in the real world!!
What I found that was very helpful to me was the logic, because it made me think really hard about the sentences that she gave out. Loni made me think about if certain sentences are logical or not, because of that lesson I tend to use more logic when I talk because of what I learned from Loni.
The way Loni teaches the class. She made this class fun and enjoyable.
I found that taking quizzes every thursday was the most valuable. It pushed the class to study more for the material so we would not fall behind.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 21 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 8 (38%) 10 (48%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 21 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 7 (33%) 10 (48%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (38%) 12 (57%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 21 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (43%) 9 (43%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 21 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (29%) 14 (67%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 10 (48%) 10 (48%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 21 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 8 (38%) 9 (43%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 21 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 9 (43%) 8 (38%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 21 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 10 (48%) 9 (43%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 21 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (29%) 14 (67%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (43%) 11 (52%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
she is easy to deal with and she can help you anyway she can to pass the subject
Empathetic, relates material to real life. Loni challenges the way I think.
Loni is a really sweet teacher
She try's to explain things very efficiently so her students can understand the material. Also, I like that she gives out extra credit because it helps out a lot.
Loni taught me how to count in a different way that was easy and understandable.
Loni was prompt to answer any question I had.
She was very knowledgable about the material she taught us. Her examples and explanations were very helpful for me to understand the topics. Along with her bubbly personality, she made class very exciting math class!
She takes your success to heart. She feels like she has a stake in your doing well. She wont force work on the class if she thinks they are not ready for the next level. She also gives ample opportunity to practice the problems in question...online homework and handouts with keys.
Loni made things fun and understandable in certain ways. She always answered questions to her best knowledge.
She appears to be an amazing teacher. She sure can change people's view on math.
Loni Is all about diagrams which really makes you visualize what you're learning in Math 100
able to ask questions even though its a quiz
I just had a really hard time understanding material covered throughout entire semester. I didnt get a single thing the whole semester, went from an all A's student to probably a C or D in that class. :(
She was always caring, and actually cared about her students.
She always gave us practice problems to better our understanding. She was also very supportive and encouraging when we felt doubtful of ourselves.
I liked how she built up confidence in her students so that they felt more confident in themselves. I also liked how she presented math so that it didn't seem so intimidating. Perhaps the biggest thing that I felt was helpful about Loni was that she encourages you to think about the problems before giving you any hints or answers.
She is very willing to help you understand whatever it is that you don't understand. She's very bright and always has such a positive and uplifting attitude on whatever we are going over in class. Also a big THANK YOU for the extra 30 bonus points for the quizzes!
Loni Delaplane is a very respectful and helpful instructor. I really liked the way that she taught. She made me understand logic better and I enjoyed all the group works and games that she did to try and make her class understand, especially for me because I am a more visual learner, and so what Loni did was very helpful.
Her teaching stlye.
She is very positive and inspirational. The way she teaches is comprehendible.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
she is good enough,no need to improve
A little more heart when comes to students who just "can't get it".
Keep up the great work!
Journals every other week instead of every week
Loni should work on a subject for at least 3 days before giving a quiz. So that we can have a better idea of the concept.
Since all the material in Math 100 is probably new to most of the students maybe try to teach the material in the simplest way possible. It only confuses us when you start solving the simplest problem in many different ways. Keep it simple.
None that I can think of.
Well, I can't offer any suggestions here. I think sometimes it should be realized that not all people are mathematically inclined. There are times when those of us math challenged people leave class in a fog of confusion and dispiritedness. This isn't a Lani thing though. Its a math teacher thing. It's hard for them to understand what its like to have a mind where the problems they explain enter our brains and get blown around like they are in a hurricane. I hate that feeling, where all the equations and reasons becomes a complete brain scramble. That's where it becomes the students job. Go home, work hard, and hope the light gets turned on before the test.
I have no suggestions about the course and/or loni's teaching
A little more practice problems wouldn't hurt. The handouts were great, so it's already fine in terms of guiding us to what we should be learning.
Sometimes the way Loni explains things gets you confused, and if you're one of those type of students who are afraid to ask questions in front of the class definitely take notes and literally everything she says that way you can go over it and read back to it.
maybe if given handouts, make the online homework like an extra credit?
I really found most topics covered in the class to be un-useful in real life. i believe it should focus on more conversions and such that we need to use on a daily basis.
Less online homework. It was a lot to keep up with the online homework, the homework handouts, and things from other classes.
Maybe one possible thing that she could improve on is being a little more clear about homework and assignments.
I honestly can't think of anything that she could improve on. She's actually a really great professor, definitely passionate about what she does.
What I think Loni could improve on is, is that she could possibly give out more practice worksheets when a test comes up. Just so the students can get more practice for the actual test.
nothing
I wasn't too fond of journals. It took up too much time, and some of them didn't help me to understand the material that was needed for the test. Instead of journals, there should be more practice problems that can be counted as points to help raise our grade.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 21 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 8 (38%) 9 (43%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (57%) 9 (43%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 21 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 8 (38%) 9 (43%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 21 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 7 (33%) 11 (52%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 6 (29%) 13 (62%)
24. Other comments:
she is one of the best math teacher I ever had. She inspired me a lot to love math.
This class was a struggle. I could never improve my grade due to the weekly quizes. I did not get enough practice every week for the weekly quizes. Just kept my grade at the same level.
<3
Overall Loni is a great teacher and would recommend students to take her class.
No more Journals :/
~:)
BY FAR MY MOST FAVORITE MATH TEACHER. THANK YOU LONI.
Loni is really fun, nice, and bubbly. Being in her class was always fun!
journal assignments should be extra credit...
I really disliked the quizzes every thursday. I didnt have time to grasp the concepts before we were quizzed on it. resulting in a bad grade from those quizzes.
Your a really good teacher, and you inspire me to do good in school, and to succeed to my best ability.
I like that we had a tutor in class. She was very helpful!
Great teacher. Definitely take from her if you're going to take math 100.
Thank you for a great semester Loni!
Keep doing what you do! You are the best math instructor that I've ever had.

Loni Delaplane: MATH26, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 26 - Elem Algebra Crn (Section): 44162 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 12 (86%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
What I found most valuable was that Loni never made anyone feel stupid or bad for not knowing how to do something. She encouraged everyone from day one and I think that helped a lot in the class.
Loni really make us think differently she didn't just gave the basics and formulas she want us to understand and and see how things can be solved in different ways.
She really took the time to make sure the class understood everything she was teaching and we were all on the same page before she moved on. I understand why some things happen now and not just the way to do it to get it done.
Ms. Delaplane helped me to find how to do a problem and apply it to different situations. If i was behind or missed a class there was always tutoring to go to be get hands on help either straight from her or one of her in class tutors.
Lonis advice and help!
Really understanding the material we used instead of just memorizing or knowing formulas. Also how to apply what we learn in real life situations.
She was patient, caring, und.erstading, helpful.
This course made me realize that I need to be able to put a lot of time into this course or I will not pass. It made me learn things that I never thought I could.
Her commitment to the students
I learned that there are many uses of math and there are many ways to solve equations and many different formula you can use to solve a problem
Her style of teaching, and teaching materials.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She makes it easy to understand math
She always was available to talk to and ask questions. Encouraged students to come talk to her or one of the tutors in the LRC. She always seemed like she really wanted to be there teaching us and she made math fun.
She knows her subject very well, and she is very god at the communication with her students. I'm really looking forward to see you in MATH 100 In my opinion she is a very good teacher with the open heart.
She was very nice, fun and easy to work with.
gives you straight to the point answers and makes sure u know whats going on before she moves on.
Her ability to help each student individually
She always made sure every student understood the material she was teaching, and if they didnt then she would throughly explain step by step. She also was more than happy to help any student outside of class if it was needed.
She gave goo.d handouts
She cared about the students and helped as much as she could to get students to pass.
She would advise student to see her if tutoring was needed and she took time out of her personal time to have a group tutoring sections.
Her materials, and teaching style.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I don't see anything that should be changed.
I have no suggestions for her class because it is the best math class and the best teacher I have ever had. I wish my counselor would have told me to retake the compass test because I felt out of place, the class was way to easy for me and I wish I could have opted out of the class considering I was only two points away from placing in math 100.
less hawkes
none applicable.
None
I think she is doing a great job.
no suggestions she does an awesome job teaching
She is awesome. Love her style of teaching. It's very clear and easy to understand.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
24. Other comments:
Loni is the best!
Great teacher, I would definitely sign up for another one of her classes if I have the chance.
I enjoyed being in this class. Hop to see you soon in MATH 100. Have a great break, and HAPPY NEW YEAR
Dr. Delaplane is the strongest teacher I know who believed in me the most. She took my concerns very seriously and I knew she would try her best to teach me what I needed to know to understand the course material. I am very fortunate to have had her as my teacher. If the opportunity presents itself, I will try to have her as my instructor again.
I loved this class, see you next semester!
Loni is the best math teacher I have ever had I like how she teaches and I wish I had her next semester.
Hope to have her again.
Loni is an awsome teacher

Loni Delaplane: MATH26, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 26 - Elem Algebra Crn (Section): 44417 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
internet homework made it easy.
She was very helpful and really wanted students to understand and grasp all concepts
this course was a great way to learn the basics of math before jumping into a 100's course.
The Second chance quizzes, they were on point of the topic of the week and easy to see where the mistake was made. Also the take home work sheets made it more comfortable to have when I needed to refer back to how to do something when doing hawkes.
It helped prepare me for my next math class next semester
she took the time to make sure that i understood the material and that i was doing well
Everything
The detail orientated work plans.
The most valuable and helpful: Loni's daily hand out, problem solving,group activities,Hawke's quiz, and she explain and discussed clearly in class.Going to tutorial also helps me a lot.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
easy to understand lessons
Constantly goes over the work to make sure students understand what she is teaching in class
her teaching style, she new how to make something complicating and turn it into something easily understandable. great at her examples and very precise.
Her accent!!!!!
She always encouraged people to come in for tutoring.
she never made me feel like she didnt have time for me and she was always willing to answer questions
Everything
Smart and nice
The most valuable and helpful: Loni's daily hand out, problem solving,group activities,Hawke's quiz, and she explain and discussed clearly in class. Loni do one on one and group tutorial after the class, especially before quiz and exam's.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
idk
Spread the workload out a little more. Learning something new everyday got kinda confusing and hard to follow
no suggestions. I think her teaching is awesome.
Maybe there needs to be a new helper or one more.
None
I don't know
Loni s a very good teacher. I want to make her to keep it up.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
24. Other comments:
N/a
great teacher!
Having a great teacher for a class at 9 made mondays not hurt as bad, thank you for all you have done and thank you for being patient with me.
Loni is very patient, understanding, approachable, and helpful teacher. I'm happy to have her as my Math teacher this semester and in the near future.She is one of the best teacher in KCC.

Loni Delaplane: MATH103, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 103 - College Algebra Crn (Section): 42066 (0)     42176 (1)    
1. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%)
2. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 4 (24%) 4 (25%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 7 (44%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 7 (44%) 7 (44%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I found that the handouts that the instructor gave to us helped a lot with my understanding in the various chapters.
The tutoring center is available to us.
The course was fair for me; not too challenging but not too easy. In addition, some of the material we covered in class can be applied to real life situations.
The math teacher was the most valuable because she was a huge asset in helping me, as a student, not only be able to do the problems but understand the process and the reasoning on how to solve them.
Hawkes was helpful, and so was the teacher.
Her handouts.
Notes Lonis Notes are key to doing your homework assignments correctly and in the easier way. Also our in class tutor was a big help as well.
This class was very informative and I liked that Loni gave us many times to review and study our work.
The openness of the teacher. She was a real "There is no stupid question" teacher
This course has showed me how much harder I need to work in math. I'll have to take this class over because I need a "B" to pursue my B.A in biology. The information I got from this class will be very helpful in the future
graphing
the notes and handouts during class
Be more responsible
The class was very challenging.
It was helpful to ask the tutor for help when I needed it.
This math course helped me think outside the box. It made me go outside my comfort zone.
I learned a lot of material that I have heard of but have never had to do before. Loni made class fun and I she made learning new material easy.
in-class tutors & the new way loni started teaching in the last month of class
I learned more mathematics.
It made me use some of the things I already knew in totally different ways.
The tutors where the most useful in this course.
The teaching style and explaination
everything
I learned new things that will help me towards my degree while also remembering old things.
It was nice having a tutor in the class. I refreshed my math and learned about things I thought were right were wrong. I haven't taken a math class in a while and this class has taught me somethings I didn't know or retaught me things I forgot.
The course introduced many ways in which I could apply college level algebra into the real world, I believe that to be the most valuable thing the course has taught me.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (63%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (69%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 7 (44%) 10 (59%)
10. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (50%) 13 (76%)
11. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 8 (50%) 11 (65%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 16 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
14. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 5 (31%)
15. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 5 (31%)
16. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 7 (44%)
17. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 7 (44%) 11 (65%)
18. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%) 15 (88%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She was really good at explaining the materials that we were learning. She also gave a lot of opportunities for us to grab ahold of bonus points.
She is very optimistic and doesn't let her students feel defeated.
Loniʻs notes and handouts helped me a lot. It was organized and it helped me build a stronger foundation on the topics we covered in class. She is enthusiastic about math, which sometimes inspires students to enjoy math more.
I found what was most helpful about Loni Delaplane was her examples of math problems done on the bored and explaining how to solve them. When I didn't know why she did something to solve the problem I would ask and my question would be answered, unless i didn't get it--in which case the students in the class would butt in and help me understand the material. Mrs. Delaplane really help set up an encouraging environment for the students.
She is respectful and is concerned with the students grades and education.
Her personality.
She is able to meet with us if a meeting can be scheduled. She comes to private tutoring sessions to make sure that we were able to understand and if we arent she was able to help us with everything.
Loni was very helpful in keeping me focused by showing a lot of enthusiasm for a subject I am not strong in. Thus making it very interesting for me.
Her enthusiasm
She's very enthusiastic, energetic, and very knowledgeable. Loni give lots of opportunities for students to earn extra credit points when possible.
personality
Respectful and caring! :D
Shes very enthusiastic about the subject and she was always interested in helping the students.
The way she teaches makes it easy to learn in a fun and effective way.
Loni helped me understand the material, not just for that moment but how to apply it to everyday situations.
She taught us new ways and techniques to make doing certain types of problems easier to figure out. She always encourages us to do our best and helps us to understand every part and concept of a problem.
The class I had with her last semester, she was more helpful & available. This semester, maybe she was more overloaded.
Ms. Delaplane is an awesome instructor, who explains things extremely well, for the normal to higher Math student. For those who have a weaker foundation in Math, the course was almost impossible.
She is very enthusiastic about the topic, and I believe that it helps with our learning.
The tutors were the most valuable in her class
The way she explains the material
everything
Her attitude was very positive. She made learning fun. I was able to concentrate the way she taught. If something wasn't understood she would take the time to go over it.
I found that Loni's availability and open schedule made it easy to get into contact with her if I had any questions. I appreciate that her class isn't droll and boring with her positive and energetic attitude.
I really liked the print outs she made for class. They were very helpful!
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I think that no changes should be made to her teaching style and methods.
Get rid of Hawkes.
Reminding the class more of when the written assignments are due; a lot of the class tend to forget and ended up not doing it.
Not much, only no quizzes on Wednesdays yo.
It would be nice if we started class with a quick review of what we covered the class before.
I think she did a great job. I don't have any suggestions.
I feel like theres never enough time to learn the materials in any math class. ALSO the Hakwes homework some answer forms werer taken some were not. Also with the Hawkes i would do homework pause come to school and it would make me start all over again due to the different software which dont understand considering its the same damn subject and company.
Please take more time in reviewing concepts that will be used a lot. (I.e. factoring, graphing, etc.
nothing. this course should be easier for her to teach in the future because she is going to have more course material instead of having to create original things on the spot to teach us.
Use "nice" numbers for practice and/or examples to help understand problems, so that later I can do a better job for the challenging problems.
Maybe teach a little slower
none
Maybe not only rely and use worksheets, but also more hands on methods.
Assign groups more....
None
The biggest downfall for me was learning so much new topic and not having enough time to go through it as throughly as I wanted it to be. And this semester I had a huge problem with Hawkes, the lessons was not similar to the way Loni was teaching us in class. That was defiantly a disadvantage for me when it came to the quizzes.
I would suggest to space out the math tests for one chapter per test. Taking some of the test was overwhelming because even though it was only covering two chapters, we covered a lot in the class. It made it hard to fully understand everything that we went over.
I really liked the way she taught her class. I encourage her to keep doing what she is doing!
Spend less time covering old material.
I found myself trying to learn two different styles of Algebra: Hawkes, and Ms. Delaplane. The book was rarely used and when it was, it was not an especially good educator. Hawkes gave a false sense of belief that I was learning something when I succeeded in Certifying, but when it came to Ms. Delaplaneʻs tests and quizzes, it looked like Greek to me. If I had been able to spend the Hawkes hours (at least 20 hours a week) on the types of questions that were on quizzes and tests, THE SAME WAY THEY ARE PRESENTED ON THE QUIZ/TEST, then I believe I would have done much better on those quizzes/tests.
Online homework glitches
Her teaching style felt a little too fast, so I think this class would be better for a three day a week course.
Make sure that what she teachs relates to what would hawks would ask of us so that we wont get lost in our homework
Nothing she knows what she's doing
nothing
Personally I noticed I did very well in the very few group activities we did together, especially the one where we matched graphs with formulas. The competitive edge and teamwork really made me think hard and fast as to be as helpful to my team as possible. It would be nice to have more of those group activities.
21. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
22. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
23. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 17 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 11 (65%)
24. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 12 (71%)
25. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 13 (76%)
26. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
27. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (56%) 6 (38%)
28. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (56%) 7 (44%)
29. What changes would you make in the lectures?
No changes should be made
None
Spend less class time reviewing things that was already covered in a previous math class (a refresher is good though) and spend more class time on the new, more challenging material. We sometimes rushed through the new material.
Nothing really
It would help if she would talk 10% slower.
None.
Nothing.
Make the lectures more hands on and not straight from the book
more "on the board" opputurtinities.
Slow it down a bit in the lectures. Give more basic examples.
none
N/A
More engaging
More involvement with the students
I would add more group activities to the lecture.
I wouldn't change anything I like the way she made her lectures.
spend less time going over old material
she could review more often to make sure everyone understands before moving on to the next section.
Less quizzes, later in the semester, so thereʻs time to learn the material. Weekly quizzes allow the instructor and student to know what the student knows and doesn't know, but the grade becomes a permanent part of the overall semester grade. Or, if giving a weekly test, do it, then go over every problem after, to truly educate regarding what you wanted for each question or problem. DONʻT DO IT AS A GRADED QUIZ. Then later give a test that includes these same kinds of problems and everyone will be better prepared to solve them. Donʻt use Hawkes, or teach the same style as Hawkes. Hawkes is a waste of time. Rather than spending enormous hours certifying Hawkes, and even greater hours teaching myself bonus sections, I should have been learning the actual tested course material.
Fix minor typos
nothing
It's hard to think of ways to improve lectures as they've been so helpful. If I could think of one thing that could improve lectures is that after a lecture to give us an example in which we'd use that specific lecture in real life situations or jobs.
30. Other comments:
She's a really awesome instructor and her way of teaching should be adapted by other instructors! :)
Hi Math Teacher :D can give me an N if i don't get a B? Pls? That is all. Logging off, Math Studemt
I think you're an awesome teacher Loni. You're really nice too; you must know Jesus.
Good job.
Loni Delaplane is a great teacher the hard thing wasnt her it was this class i feel like i wasnt ready for all the material in class 103 hoping for a passing grade. But i do want people to understnad it wasnt Loni's fault it is the individuals becuase i could have done more or maybe taken less classes in order to pass.
Youre awesome
Loni has a different style in teaching that challenges me. I really do enjoy her enthusiasm and energy in class-never a dull moment. Although I do believe this course should meet three times a week, if not four times a week. There's a lot of materials to cover that I believe with Loni's knowledge can help the students have a better concept.
STOP USING HAWKES
none
Keep up the good work
None
I just wanted to take the time to say that Loni is a great teacher and she made me appreciate "the math world" in general. And I respect a lot of the math tutors and students for being able to help people like me that donʻt really think math is that great.
Thanks for a great Semester, you are awesome Loni! :D
Thank you for being such a wonderful professor and really enjoyed being in your class! :D
Too much, too fast, for many students. I believe those who learned Math 24 & 25 (or Math 26) from anyone but Ms. Delaplane was at a distinct disadvantage. Not all of the Math tutors could help us with some of the material. Those tutors working directly with Ms. Delaplane were hard to get appts with because everybody wanted them. Of course, some of us should maybe have never been in this class!
Loni was a great teacher :)
You're fantastic!

Loni Delaplane: MATH206, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 206 - Calculus II Crn (Section): 42164 (0)    
1. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
2. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Throughout my life I have sought to excel and be self-sufficient as a consequence of the perspective with which I am inherently conditioned to be predisposed. And to this effect I prefer to conduct my study, as a euphemism, in an independent manner. Perhaps, arguments or observations could be made to contradict the previous statements, but for the sake of time, and the purpose of this article, let us assume that this is true. Now in my experience I have found that despite all of my better efforts I am capable of making errors, and this can be infinitely infuriating, for those who are not accustomed to such an experience. So at this precise moment in time I have come to understand the value which can be found with human interaction. And as a matter of fact, this is my primary rational for attending college. I believe that there is value to be gained in the exchange of human experience and perspective, and if nothing else, there is console to be found in the company of those with a unified interest. So it is with these beliefs that I reflect upon my experience in Calculus 206. To say that this course has encouraged my appreciation for college would be the least I could say. To even begin to understand the truth of this statement would be to invite you to share in experiences which come to past, and may be more than is desired in a simple evaluation. But I will say that I have gained more than an appreciation and understanding for the course material, I feel as if I have been given the opportunity to grow, learn and inquire beyond the limit of my capacity. And upon all that is the memory of the relationships which I feel has is equally foundational as it is inspirational to all my future endeavors.
Interesting and instrumental in my continuing education!
One very helpful thing about the course was the handouts and the way the material was presented. The handouts were constructed very well and allowed students to focus on the lecture knowing that most of the notes were already typed up and just had a few small details to fill in. The resources available were also helpful, such as office hours, study groups, extra credit, etc. What I found most valuable was the course material itself. This course is preparing me and the other students to go on into our journeys through engineering, teaching, etc. and Calculus II has given us the tools to think for ourselves and solve difficult problems mathematically. I've always enjoyed math, every level of it, but calculus is a very special class. This is when you learn to optimize profit, determine are of complex objects, and determine the convergence or divergence of different series. Calc II in itself, is very valuable!
Powerpoints
The notes on the tests/quizzes we get back.
Calculus problems that had real world applications (e.g. Physics based)
Loni helped us out a lot with the many different, handy handouts she gave out frequently.
interesting course material and encouraging studying outside of class
I found that this course not only helped me learn Calculus, but it also helped me gain problem solving skills that I can use outside of this course.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
8. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
9. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
10. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
12. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
14. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
19. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
20. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I have met few if any instructors whose audacity for passion and boldness was as evident in the enthusiasm and character of a lesson plan as I have in the duration of this course. Relative to my own persona, Loni inspires participation, undulating in persistence and encouragement. Loni is awesome. And while there may be a few who do not favor this approach towards education, for those who do, college will become an experience where rationality shall become infused with a persisting sense of satisfaction.
Her great personality and wide experience combine to make her a kick-ass teacher. This was my favorite class of the year!
Many things. One thing I particularly liked was how creative and resourceful she was. She would have unique handouts that she would give to the class, but also come up with cool and unique examples that capture the concepts but also present the material in a cool way. She explained everything very well, and had an interesting style of teaching. She was resourceful in that she used everything from the book, to handouts, to youtube examples, and even called in other instructors to share their style of presenting the material. With all of the different ways were were presented the material, there was always a way in which a student could easily grasp it. Also, in addition, since there is no designated PAP tutor for calculus classes in general, on the review days before the test, she was often able to get other instructors or outside help to come in and assist her in helping everyone out. She is once again very creative with her teaching, and always finds solutions to any challenge that may arise. She always makes her courses better and better each semester, based on feedback from the students, or suggestions such as different methods of explaining a concept. For all of the qualities she exhibits in each of her classes, Loni is one of the best math teachers I've ever had!
smarts
Her enthusiasm is infectious- even if I wasn't excited about being in Calc. I was excited about the class!
Loni is very passionate about calculus, and math in general, which made the class more enjoyable.
Loni helped us out a lot with the many different, handy handouts she gave out frequently. She returned quizzes and test grade back promptly. She gives extra credit!
Very easy to approach
I found that Loni really cared about math and she cared about getting us to not only understand math but also getting us interested in math. She was always nice and respectful and was willing to help explain problems and lessons outside of class time.
21. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
This semester I feel Loniâ??s methods and style was able to convey subject matter comprehensibly, and effectively. Any suggestions I make are more a matter of personal opinion than objective criticism. For relative to my experience of college courseâ??s Loniâ??s has been quite exemplary. What changes would you make in the lectures?
None. Ms. Delaplane's methods and style were spot on to help, not only me, but the entire class learn to their greatest potential.
Nothing I could really suggest to improve. However, it would be cool to explore some more of the miscellaneous material such as Graph Theory, which gives us insight as to where we might be going in our future. The lectures were great, the handouts were great, and the students were great. No better class to take calculus with!
more boardwork
N/A
Give a little more time or assignments for extra practice before being tested.
I wouldn't say Loni's teaching style needs any improvement, but maybe if she made study guides mandatory to turn in before a test it would help improve test scores.
22. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
23. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
24. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
25. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
26. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
27. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
28. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
29. What changes would you make in the lectures?
I know not enough upon the matter to offer any comments of substance
None.
None. Except for, DON'T KILL A KITTEN!!! (math joke, no kittens really died)
none
None
Overall: good! Maybe give more time for students to practice material before being tested.
The only thing that I would want to change about the lectures would be a longer class on Thursdays instead of a 50 min class. I felt that 50 min. was not long enough, especially when we had a test that day.
30. Other comments:
It is my humble opinion that Loni is an asset to all who have the fortune in sharing her company.
I can only comment on how great the math classes have been on this campus!
all good
Thank you for a great Calc class!
I think that Loni is a great teacher and I was really glad to be part of her class. She encouraged me to have more of an interest in math and also made Calculus fun.

Loni Delaplane: MATH100, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 100 - Survey of Mathematics Crn (Section): 41082 (0)     41320 (1)    
1. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (7%) 6 (38%) 10 (71%)
2. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 16 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (44%) 6 (43%)
3. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 16 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 2 (14%)
4. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 11 (69%)
5. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 9 (56%)
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The notes was printed out already giving more time todo practice problems
That it required me to think more outside of the box, and that the notes give to us with examples helped. Also the online homework.
Only when we learned conversions which I can apply to my major
The challenge to think critically, analyze logically, and proving answers. A different approach to math.
loni got us to think about math in a different way, like world math that we would actually use on a daily basis in the work place rather than algebra thats just confusing.
It was helpful going into groups to work on assignments and also that Loni would answer any questions I had one on one.I also thought that the project we did with our groups at the ending of the semester was helpful in understanding probability and counting more. Doing that project will probably help me to do good on the final with the probability part.
Her teaching style makes mathematics easier to understand:)
The connection to real life problems and probabilities.
I learned a lot about logic, and this course challenged me a lot.
The teacher making sure I came to class.
The Kumu is very good at teaching math! I enjoy the way she makes it easy to understand concepts. Defs the best math teacher
During this course I learned a lot mostly on understanding probability and thinking logically and thinking outside the box.
how Kumu Lani was always on us, and funny during class
It made me use my brain more. Critical thinking . Mathy math is taught in elementary and comes easy but Logical thinking is more of adult situations and Loni gives real life examples that we can relate and easily figure it out
Loni was very thorough in everything that she taught. It was easy to ask questions and receive feedback.
This course was very challenging it made me have to work Harder to figure out the problems.
i really liked the fact that if i ever needed help it was always available to me at anytime.
I found that the notes and handouts most valuable and helpful
I find group work very helpful as well as the online homework. Also, she works on hard problems on the board and explains it easier in a way we can understand it better.
providing more examples, help us understand the topic
Loni is a great teacher, she makes time to help her students and pushes them to succeed.
extra credit points to boost up grades
7. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 13 (81%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 12 (75%)
10. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
11. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
12. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
13. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (86%)
14. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
15. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 16 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (63%)
17. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
19. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 16 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%)
20. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
21. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (50%) 11 (79%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She is always there wether if be in person or in email
The way she had us work in groups and hands on work
Even though i didn't get a lot of the stuff, she's good at what she does and is helpful
Very enthusiastic about class. Teaches in an easy to comprehend way. Works with individuals and groups in need.
I found that she answered any questions I had and helped me understand concepts better that were confusing.She also made sure to not move on to something new until we all understood it. Also that she would do review everything that would be on the test the class before, which would help refresh my memory.
her cheerful disposition and costume on Halloween makes class happy
She is very organized and seem to know whats shes talking about. she is intelligent and kind.
She took the time to make sure that each student understand the material that was being taught
Throughout the course Mrs. Loni Deplane was a good teacher. She explain the problems really well especially when it gets complicated or when students misunderstood a question. Anyway she help her student a lot and give advice on improving on a certain math problem.
sheʻs a character, and always stoked to be teaching us, even if the rest of the class is not lol
She takes the time to work individually if needed. She gives everyone a chance to participate in class . If there's questions on tests homework, she always goes over it in class
Very nice and open to any questions that anyone may have had.
She knows her stuff, if u need help with anything She is always there to help you.
great at explaing lesson
She knows what she is talking about. She helps us with problems we don't understand.
She's very friendly and comfortable teacher. It makes it easier to ask questions because she is not a strict teacher. She is also well organized and keep everything in order.
going over to the quizzes or tests we took.
Loni makes math fun and interesting. Math is not my best subject but i enjoy coming to class and Loni is eager to help us with any questions or concerns we may have.
She is very friendly, respectful, and willingly offered help when needed.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No problems.
very well taught, thankyou, keep it up!
I think everything's good the way it is.
best math teacher ever!
No suggestions, she is an awesome teacher and I wish I could have her in all my classes due to her enthusiastic personally and unique way of teaching.
She got it down
More practice work during class and going over the answer and explaining why it is that way or that the answer.
nothing really, actually, less homework
Her teaching style is very clear and understandable. I don't feel there should be any improvements it's AWESOME ALREADY
Nothing, keep doing what you're doing.
Don't have any she's s good teacher.
a little more time on certain subjects
Check binders more often. Make extra credit list a little bit longer.
Maybe more practice before the test
Nothing, Loni has everything well organized and easy to understand.
I think Loni should give more quizzes at the end of each topic to see if students understand the topics.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 7 (50%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
27. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 9 (56%)
28. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
31. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked the online homework
Online homework. easy to comprehend. Very prepared for tests.
I liked the format of the homework we were assigned online and everything else I said above.
her teaching style and friendly explanation feels comfortable
I really enjoyed the logic part of this class
Everything was lovely
I like the probability problems and identifying whether its inductive or deductive.
just the class, the funny teacher, and table 3
Thinking up probability because I've used that in my life but never really new it had other ways of figuring it out
The course made you think much more than I'd ever thought a math class would.
I did not like any of it. This math semester was very hard.
group projects
When we did homework in the book and went over it in class.
- Group works
I liked that we do class reviews before exams and she answers questions on anything that we may be having trouble on.
32. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
Seating was junk but other than that it was great
It was great but the class was kinda cold at times.
Sometimes it smelled weird in that class
Very comfortable.
It's good. Although sometimes it could be too cold.
Great class, and it's a great learning environment for me and everyone
The classroom environment was favorable I liked the seating arrangement and vocal volume of the Kumu
Overall the environment was comfortable.
very open, funny, family kind of class
Perfect very roomy
Nothing.
Everything was good
great enviorment
Everything was good
-Everyone participates. Students focus in class and quiet when the teacher is talking.
comfortable.
Everything is great, easy to learn in, nicely kept.
33. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Sometimes more book work or more questions on the study guides
I think lab should be available for this course
There really are no problems. I loved it.
For me, I think this course doesn't need any improvement because it's good as is. As long as the student does their part by coming to class, getting assignments if they miss class, do their assignments, and ask questions when needed then it should be good.
No suggestions, it's a great class!
The course is not really bad. The course is great how it is. A little more time would be nice, so more material can be learned but other than that it was great
The course need more example on explaining each subject like the proofing as well as the connectives. I feel that the students need time to learned and understand them. Because I had trouble understanding it on the beggining and later on understood it when I spend more time understanding it. Anyway I woould suggest more thime on explaining the subject in class.
less homework. we have homework for other classes. And we have families to take care of
It's perfect I learned ALOT
It is a good course the way it is.
There's really nothing I don't think, this course was Very hard the loni was great but I won't recommend reasoning for math.
more group projeects and in class study groups
This course could improve by having a schedule on the syllabus so we know what to read ahead of class. Checking binders more often, or on Quizzes and test.
I think it would be better to work on practice test first. Also, maybe more classwork.
I really can't think of any. Lonis style of teaching is very good.
34. Other comments:
Great on Loni.
Probably one of the best classes I've ever been in. I wish other teachers were this engaging, able to teach so that students could easily comprehend and willing to make themselves available to in class individual help.
none
I really enjoyed this COURSE AND LONI Delaplane just makes IT SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING WITH HER AWESOME PERSONALITY !!!!! :)))
overall i enjoyed the class and i found it to be challenge
Nothing else
I learned a lot on this subject. It's a different kind of math that makes you think logically. Thank you for this wonderful semester!!!!
Loni is one of the best etchers that I've had, really great person and is very knowledgable and loves her job.

Loni Delaplane: MATH26, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 26 - Elem Algebra Crn (Section): 41202 (0)     41319 (1)    
1. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (90%)
2. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 0 (0%) 15 (71%)
3. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 16 (76%)
4. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 12 (75%)
5. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 21 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (19%) 13 (81%)
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
i find more information on how to solve math problems
Meeting 4 days a week helped me with not forgetting the material taught in class the day before. And helped me stay on track.
What I found most valuable and helpful about this course is the enthusiasm that Loni portrayed as she teaches her student. She is able to communicate with all her students and she understands that all of her students learn differently. She inspires us to continue to work hard in all the work that she gives us. She is one of the most well rounded, caring, genuine and knowledgeable teacher I've ever had in the math field.
Loni explains the basics and builds a foundation to solve more complex problems
I never properly learned a lot of the material in this course. I feel like I'll actually retain at least most of it this time. Don't have 2313 more characters worth of crap to say though.
Not only did I learn new math material, but also how and why certain rules apply.
The way Loni explains the materials made it easy for me to learn the lessons.
The handouts, the tutors, and extra credit.
The help Loni gave to us was very helpful.
The homework and the help from my teacher
She explains things really well.
the most valuable things i learn was to use the calcuator in my head and dont rely on my graphing calcuator.
Loni's generous help outside of class, study groups, and the tutors in/ outside of class.
I found that the material in this course is going to help me very much in my future math classes.
I learned many new techniques to solve mathematical problems.
What I find most valuable and helpful about this course is that Loni is a caring and understanding teacher when you need help. If you don't understand a question she does her best to help you understand and she encourages everyone do their best.
During the duration that I have been in Math 26, I have come to realize that there were many gaps in my learning system. I struggled on how I'd regain my knowledge of Math after taking a semester off of any sort of Math course. Upon entering the course, her style of teaching was unique. She connected with everyone, even myself. And for me to be interested in a teaching method is quite hard to come by, but she had figured it out. I just enjoyed the way she spoke to her students, showing respect towards everyone and not giving off the feeling that she thinks she's better than you.
I math 26 we covered a lot of material in just one semester. I still was able to have a good concept and understanding of everything we learned .
Loniâ??s teaching style.
Having assistance during classes
Having had problems in math for a long time, having a class that I attend every day really helps my learning of the material.
She really went in depth and put things in away that we could understand them.
Tutors in class to help with questions, Loni taking the students progress into consideration w/ the speed we went through material
-STUDY GROUPS _Tutors _ compassionate teacher towards her students
-Gaining more confidence in algebra -learned how to convert decimals and fractions -was very useful to sit in the front row
i found that the fast pace of this course cept me interested and coming to class.
It helped me understand basic concepts better than I did before. Things became clearer.
how to solve word problems
Loni has a way of relating things to me the way no other teacher can! I love the real life problems and the awesome attitude towards math.
The material we learned...
7. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 15 (94%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 21 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
10. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
11. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
12. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
13. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 20 (95%)
14. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
15. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (10%) 12 (75%)
17. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
19. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 16 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
20. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
21. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 14 (67%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
she is always willing to give you a helping hand
She was easy to talk to, she presented the material in a way that was easy to understand and she always made sure that the entire class understood what was being covered in class.
What I found most valuable and helpful about this course is the enthusiasm that Loni portrayed as she teaches her student. She is able to communicate with all her students and she understands that all of her students learn differently. She inspires us to continue to work hard in all the work that she gives us. She is one of the most well rounded, caring, genuine and knowledgeable teacher I've ever had in the math field.
She relates math to real situations.
Friendly, helpful, gives clear explanations, that sort of thing. I think that generally covers most of it, except the bad stuff, which goes in the box below this one.
She spoke clearly, and concepts were always understood. If anyone was unsure about any sort of material, she made sure to go over it with the entire class and not just an individual student.
Loni is very kind and helpful when I was struggling with learning a lesson.
She was very helpful always answering everyones questions and always had the best attitude.
She was really a great teacher. Probably one of the best I had. You could tell she loves math! Loni was very knowledgeable.
She is always there if you need help in class and in her office.
Her great teaching skills
Those practice worksheets that she gives.
makes math seem fun
She's very enthusiastic, friendly, and eager to help you learn. She finds the time to create a study session once a week in the library, during non-instructional times. She makes her class/ classes work together creating friendships.
Loni was the best math teacher ive had because she clearly explained the problems and made math very fun to learn! I am happily taking her math 100 class next semester. She also gave us many opportunities to get bonus points which made me more enthusiastic about class.
She genuinely seemed to care about helping you learn the course material.
Loni was able to work with us and teach us in many different ways for the class to understand
She explains clearly and is always there to answer your questions!
The most helpful thing that I found out was she was easy to talk to, and she had a good teaching method that even spoke to me. It inspired me to change my ways of interpreting how teachers communicate so that I can figure out what is more important in what they say or write.
Ms Loni is a great teacher. She is very enthusiastic about math. I feel like she really cares about her students and succeeding in her class. I learned a lot in her class . Ms Loni is very good and explaining things clearly. She is definitely my favorite teacher this semester!
Her patience when teaching and when I would struggle understanding. Also, she would NOT let me give up when I was overwhelmed. She pushed me in positive ways and helped me catch up when i fell behind. She is a GREAT teacher and has a really awesome way of helping us understand math in a way that is interesting and easier to grasp and understand. She breaks things down in really awesome ways!!
great notes
Spare her free time to us to study
In the way Loni teaches she makes it easy to understand and makes the material stay in your brain as it is constantly reviewed. Loni breaks down the work in a way that's easy to understand and can be applicable in almost any situation.
The worksheets and study guides per chapter made it easy to follow and refer to when we needed help.
Her willingness to help her students in any way possible
I found helpful that she takes the time to make time for students after and before class. She also changed her lesson deadlines according to students progress and input.
-making time for students for one-on-ones and study groups -useful handouts on how to learn new concepts -making us keep a binder to organize our notes -using hawkes instead of paper home work
I feel that lane really cars about her students and wants them to succeed.
Loni makes a personal connection with each student which really helps us all learn in a more efficient way. She got us pumped up about math and made time out of her personal time to help us as much as she could. She shows that she cares about us presently and our future.
made herself available outside of regular class hours, created a study group so we could better understand the material being taught. She showed compassion to the class when we struggled turning assignments in on time,and was very fair with her grading scale.
She's really nice. Her approach to teaching has made me feel like i'm not stupid and that I can understand and grasp the concepts of math. She helps outside of class whenever needed.
I found that having a teacher like Ms. Delaplane is the trick. I hated math all my life, and i'm not saying that i LOVE math now, but what i am saying is that i understand it a whole lot more. And it is all because of the way she taught it. Is broke each problem down for us and took us step by step. She is such an awesome teacher!!! and i hope i get into her next class=)
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
i like her style. i understand the lesson well. maybe no need to improve just continue on what she is doing right now
None
I think that the course was overall very helpful. I believe that having Loni as a teacher was such a privilege because she shows that she really does care and love what she does. I think that Loni as a teacher and all her teaching styles and methods work very well because most of my people in class was able to understand. Math 26 is a great course to take and I don't think there has to be any changes to be made.
No improvements are needed at all.
Hmmm...usually if I do poorly it's my fault so I can't think of any improvements, but now that I'm doing well, I still can't really think of any. I'll take that to mean it's entirely my fault I'm doing well. One unfortunate problem is that I am somewhat less inclined to take classes with different instructors, I'm certain this is a terribly serious issue. Also poor Daniel showed his grade for the most recent test, so harsh.
None.
I have none
N/A
I think the class is put together well and very grateful to have Math 26. I wouldn't change anything.
maybe just slow it down a little.
no comment
I believe that she is doing an awesome job, no improvements needed. Hands-down best math teacher I've had.
Hawkes Online courses could be more compatible with the in class work. They would do a few things more complicated than Loni taught us.
I suggest that students take advantage of asking questions and study groups.
None
I think she doesnt need any improving because she's a great teacher!
If I were to change something about this course, I would've liked to see more group work. Personally I feel it's a better way that just having a teacher whether or not it's right. You have multiple ways of hearing one answer from your peers, and you are able to figure out which is better for you.
I can't think of any improvements needed.
do quizzes after homework is scheduled
I strongly dislike Hawkes. I hope we can find a similar alternative.
None, I think the class is perfect
not having all homework online. i dont have internet & couldnt always finish homework bc libraries were closed after work, etc...
-math students need there own math room for study groups -option to buy only the disc -make books available in class
-Noting having kids buy the book, only hawkes cd -Setup hawkes asap and get a binder the next day of class -work together in groups -make kids that don't have a B or better sit in the front row -tell people their going to work hard, really hard -write on all your notes what chapter it was when doing homework notes -work in groups 2-3 people in class more -less thinky question handouts -more step 1,2,3,4 on handouts and fill-in to understand your logic of teaching
Having a certain room in the library building just for math students so they are able to freely help each other without getting reprimanded for being too loud...we all try helping each other so talking does happen.
get tested 2 chapters at a time
0!!!!! DONT EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER CHANGE!!!! We love you!
I dod not care for hawks because of the format they would ask us to put our problems/solutions in. It got confusing at times when we were taught differently in class than what hawkes wanted.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 17 (81%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 16 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
27. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (19%) 12 (75%)
28. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 16 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
31. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
i like it when she gives plenty problems to solve and practice
The material was easy to understand. Meeting 4 times a week was a good thing. And I liked that we always had quizzes on Thursdays so there wouldn't be any surprises. And I also liked using Hawkes to do the online assignments because it was easy to use and very effective.
I really liked learning the quadratic formula because when I was in High School my teachers didn't quite explain the lecture in a way that i was able to understand. I would spend countless hours trying to figure out how they got certain answers. But after Loni explaining it to us in class. It was very clear for me to understand.
How simple the rules of math became
Instructor.
Assignments were turned in on Hawks Learning System and Loni was very organized in her way of teaching.
I like the games to win bonuses for our tests.
That everyday we walked in the class we learned something new even if it was the same material we was learning a new step.
The short quizzes. The over all experience.
the way loni teaches is very fun and makes me listen to everything she has to say.
Group work, I love everything I learn in Loni's class
I really like it when we practice before quizzes, it helps me refresh my memory.
no math on fridays
I liked how Loni is very helpful, there's tutors to help in/outside of class, and how there's study groups.
I really liked how we could discuss the problems with a group, and how Loni made the class fun for us. I also liked being able to check my homework and grade online at any time.
I liked the open and group work in class, it really helped me to understand the work better.
Not sure
I liked doing group work the best!
I liked the entire course equally, there wasn't anything bad to say against it. She had her way of teaching us, and it worked out great.
I liked miss loni's lectures.
When I thought it was IMPOSSIBLE to solve and problem, and then I DID!! Esp. with quadratic equations. That is the BEST feeling ever!
hawkes
I like how we have this class often.
All of them
Loni kept it fun & interesting. It was not easy to be bored in this class :)
- MY CLASSMATES :) -strong study groups -Tutors in class - compassionate teacher
Working with groups and getting extra help from the tutors.
just coming to class and learning.
How in depth we got with each concept.
All of it. I never did like math. Hated everything and anything to do with math!!! Its totaly reversed now! I love it.
I liked how our class worked well together to make sure we all stayed together and on track.
I like that the class was fun. We had sime funny classmates
32. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
the clssroom is well lighted and well ventilated it is not crowded
The only bad thing about the class is that when you sit on the left hand side of the front row, the podium sometimes gets in the way and makes it difficult to see the board.
The class environment was really great. I think that all of us in the class got along really well. All of us were able to understand each other. We were like all close friends. We all worked together really well. Because of Loni she was able to teach the class how to work as a team rather then students competing on who gets the highest grade.
Appropriate space and working enviroment
Friendly instructor makes friendly environment, average classroom otherwise.
Sometimes the AC was too cold.
Physical environement was good everyone talked when it was appropriate although if we had a full class room there wouldnt be enough table room but there was enough chairs.
Good, not enough seats.
maye move things out of the way or on the side to see the board at all angles.
Really spacious, clean and bright.
no comment
The class I was in was completely full, no noise at all (only when Loni asked us questions/ asking Loni questions), lighting was bright and easy to read the board from all the way in the back row. Seating is evenly spaced, not squished together.
Physical environment is very good. I especially liked the desks because they had a lot of room.
It was a great environment, AC, only the seating was a little full.
Very comfortable environment
Loni's classroom is a calm and enjoyable enviroment. She lets you sit where ever you want, good amount of space between desk partners, and it's never too lood or quiet in Loni's classroom.
The environment of the classroom felt intimate. No one was off in the back all by themselves, it felt like we were a giant family.
We could use a better study group class room
Was clean and nice. Only thing is it is ALWAYS COLD!!
great enviornment
Friendly and learning friendly environment where everyone helps each other and it is encouraged.
it was a positive environment to be in because she was always so excited about what she taught.
no complaints.
The only noise in the class was students asking question and being involved.
the class is great.
Noise, but good noise becaus every one was exited about Math.
Everything was good!
when I chose Math 26, it WAS for the environment. The seating were such that tutors were able to go between tables to assist students, there is ample amount of space at the tables that you didn't feel cramped and the only noise in the classroom was from students asking a lot of questions.
Great! However I do feel that the math team needs thier own building!!! IT would help emmesely.
the classroom environment is perfect. nothing to complain about here.
I like it. Everyone is nice and friendly
33. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
nothing that i can think of.
I actually really liked this course and I can't think of anything to improve it.
I believe that this course shouldn't be changed at all. I think more students should be given the change to take Math 26.
See #23. Though I should add that not as many people show up for tutoring as I expect sometimes, but it's not because they don't know about it, though most might just not need help, I dunno what their grades are.
N/A
Make it a six credit course. An even number works better.
I dont think anything needs to be improved itsjust fine the way it is.
the course is doing fine and i like the lessond she teaches even thorugh its review. also the class room is nice and cool cuase of the ac.
I can't think of anything that needs to be improved.
I do not feel like this course could be improved.
I don't have any suggestions to improve this course.
No improvements
This course doesn't need to be improved.
In two or three sentences, I couldn't explain how it could be improved. I've stated that Loni has her way of teaching, and it really does come across very easily, easy to understand. So all I'd say is just keep doing what you're doing.
We need a better study group area.i would like to be able to resell our textbooks somehow
can't fix whats not broken
This course could be improved with a little bit more break downs and individual instruction for those with extreme difficulties.
none
It would help to have books kept in the classroom. I would also appreciate if we could buy the disk only instead of disk & book.
online link with a video and lesson that was taught in class for students who arent able to make class.
Keep the hawkes system, as it helps students learn faster than paper homework.
whell i think all math corses could be emprooved and made a lot cheeper buy taking out Hawkes.
Just having a seperate room for math students. Also doing something differently so the disk for the program!!! We should have books for the classroom and just leave them there for all years to have so no one has to buy them. Then people just have to buy the program...(without being the same price as with the book)
The course could be improved by not going at such a fast pace and if you can only buy the Hawkes cd without the textbook.
The only way it could be improved is if Loni moved up with the class to math 103!!!
N/A
Theirs nothing i know. Everything is fine.
34. Other comments:
for me this math class is the most interesting class because i do understand the lesson well and she explained it in a way that we do understand. the steps are clear that it makes it easy to solve a problem. she is one of my best teacher ever. i will take her class again in my higher math subjects.
Loni is a fantastic teacher, I hope to have her in my next math course.
Glad some person that perhaps I might be related to, who conceivably has taken some courses from Loni, and perchance liked her teaching style and stuff, and possibly recommended her as an instructor, might have encouraged me to sign up for Math 26. Ended up turning out pretty good. Hope fully don't get all 'froked' out by 140.
I liked this course the most the paste of the teaching was great I never got bored in the class because there was always new to learn. Loni's teaching was terrific and she was always willing to help with a specific question or an individual. Also if you miss one of her class she always gave you the option of going to one of her other classes.
The tutors were great, Jeramiah, Daniel, and Kenji without them I may not have survived. The course was intense and fast. Especially for me, I didn't have a strong math background but I didn't expect anything less.
Thank you Loni for teaching in math 26 this semester it was the greatest math class I ever had.
youre the best loni(:
no comment
Loni is the best math teacher ever!
Thank you Loni for teaching me math extremely well, and helping me to understand it in a clear, in depth way. I will be very prepared for my math 100 class next semester.
I have grown to like this class and professor, it was a little hard at first, then I took advantage of all the assistance she offers.
Loni's a great teacher! I recommend other students to take her class in the near future because she cares for each of her students and would like them to pass! She helps you when needed and makes sure you understand what you're learning in that course!
For myself, she was a great help on figuring out that I really should've focused during High School math so I would've remembered. But doing all that work, I have found myself just trying to learn new stuff now, and remembering all the older things in a new style or method of teaching.
I can say I love math after taking this course.
She's very cool math teacher ever in Kcc campus
Loni is a great teacher and I hope I can continue to learn from her in the future.
Thank you for an amazing semester. I have learned so much from you in such a ahort period of time. Thank you
Loni was one of the best teachers that I've ever had in all of my classes at KKC. She has a very high work ethic and cares about her students success more than any other professor at KCC. You can tell she wants to follow her students and see them succeed even when they think that they can't make it through the course. She's very organized and teaches in a certain way that helps non-math students learn very well, very quickly. I wish she would teach 103 if possible.
Loni is a great teacher and deserves a raise!!! I'm being serious! She's serious when needed and shes understanding caring and kind at all other times. She makes you learn! You dont even realize it. And then boom A on a test!

Loni Delaplane: MATH100, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 100 - Survey of Mathematics Crn (Section): 44090 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 21 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (29%) 6 (29%) 8 (38%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 21 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 8 (38%) 10 (48%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 21 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (14%) 7 (33%) 9 (43%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I feel at best this course was a waste of time, energy and money
I learned a lot about critical thinking.. And the different types of reasoning that were taught in this class will definitely help in my everyday life.
I liked how the course followed the book for the most part, and that it involved a lot of real world problems.
I liked how this class helped me learn by using my critical thinking skills. This class had me thinking on a different level than just doing algebric problems
Thinking logically.
I found it helpful that Loni was always there to help us if we were confused.
online homework and handouts in class
Student discussions about Math material.
Probability.
THe style of her teaching, she made me feel comfortable cause she taught us with a more modern and urban way of teaching where this generation can mostly understand.
Learned alot of stuff that I have never heard about, and did not think would be in a math course
Math is a everyday skill. It help me refresh my math skills.
That we did not get bogged down in calculations, the methods of which are quickly forgotten and can be quickly relearned when needed. The course skimmed a variety of mathy topics. With each we learned how to identify problems, pull the relevant info, and then apply the tools to solve it, always with the mantra, "does this make sense?" This kind of critical thinking is probably one of the most important things that can be learned in school.
the online assignments on compasscourse.
If we have any questions, she helps us out with any problem.
That she made worksheet notes for everyone and went over on what we needed help on for certain problems.
Iv'e never did this type of math before. It made me see a different side of math. It made me think differently. Loved it!
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 21 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 6 (29%) 10 (48%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 15 (71%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 8 (38%) 9 (43%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 21 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (43%) 10 (48%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 10 (48%) 8 (38%)
10. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (40%) 11 (55%)
11. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 6 (29%) 12 (57%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 6 (29%) 11 (52%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 21 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 7 (33%) 9 (43%)
14. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 21 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (19%) 5 (24%) 10 (48%)
15. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 21 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 8 (38%) 10 (48%)
16. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 21 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 2 (10%) 8 (38%) 9 (43%)
17. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 21 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 7 (33%) 9 (43%)
18. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 21 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 9 (43%) 10 (48%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
she's amiable
She explained everything in a thorough and interesting way... And whenever we had questions about a problem she would explain it until we understood it.
I really enjoyed the way Loni organized her lectures, and how she was able to explain material in a way that everyone could understand.
I liked the fact that Loni will go a step further to help us understand the material that is being taught.
She prints out notes outlines for her lectures which is great.
Easy to communicate.
Loni was very understanding with homework assignments. If I was having technical issues with assignments she was always willing to give me more time to get it done. She always explained things step by step, and made sure we got a full grasp of the topic before we moved on to the next.
Knows subject well. Reasonably fair in grading. Fair in extra credit points accumulation. Seemed interested in most topics.
She has a vast knowledge of the subject and is very passionate about it.
Very nice. Willing to take the time to help you understand.
All the examples she presnted to us, made examples that we can relate to which was cool.
She was very good at explaining stuff and making it easy to understand
Loni Delaplane is always wiling to answer questions and is easily accessible. She is an engaging teacher, even on topics that she thinks are less than awesome. Also, brains and attitude.
her worksheet handouts on chapter review.
She gives a lot of homework in order for her students to get the practice they need in order to pass the class.
She would teach us a math problem a different way if we did not understand it the first time.
She made sure that we all understood the material before moving on. She made herself available for questions outside of class time. Very thorough while teaching. One of the best teachers I've ever had... :)
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
The tests were very different from what we did in class. Instead of of making the questions so tricky be more straight forward. Its hard enough to nail down the concepts and math. She makes the word problems to difficult to decipher. Also Theorum project is was a waste of valuable time!
None.
None, she's great! :)
Simplyfy the material so it is easier to learn and retain.
Less online activity.
The course is perfect!
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There needs to be more out of class assistance. I felt people left the class confused and needed further guidance for the upcoming classes.
No suggestions.
Sometimes some examples and lectures or lessons might need more time to understand, so if we have hard time then explain more.
All good
maybe more explanation on problems solving although we are expected to be critical thinkers.
N/A
None. You did a good job. In the beginning of the semester, I thought that I was never gonna understand this stuff. I ended up getting it so I have no suggestions
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21. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 21 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 8 (38%) 10 (48%)
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 21 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (43%) 10 (48%)
23. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 21 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (43%) 10 (48%)
24. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 21 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 9 (43%) 10 (48%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (43%) 10 (48%)
26. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 21 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 9 (43%) 8 (38%)
27. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 10 (50%) 8 (40%)
28. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
scheduled class time
N/A
I liked how comfortable the atmosphere was between Loni and the class.
Handouts that were given for each chapter help me to understand what is being thought.
I like the online homework program.
Study groups
online homework helped when it came time for tests.
Time and day slot.
I liked it all.
Loni is bubbly and fun. Makes it easy to learn.
THe video presentation was fun, do more of that.
Learning new and interesting stuff
logic ftw
the online homework compasscourse because you can understand and know how to do proplem solving, and looking at the book for reference.
Everything.
Learning new math techniques to help solve math logic problems.
I liked the whole thing. It made me want to learn.
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Make tests more in-line with taught subject matter...many questions were far to advanced for the concepts taught in lecture
N/A
I think that the course could be improved by having a little more group discussions after learning knew material. It's better to understand a topic if a peer is able to explain it to you in a way you'll understand, especially if you're totally lost sometimes.
none
This course needs to be a 3 day a week class, it was a really difficult subject to understand although she is very knowledgable about the subject.
I think that math100 could be better if the class time was a little longer. I also think that homework assignments should include more problems.
See #20.
Loni needed to work more examples on the board for people, or provide out of class assistance. This is a very challenging course for a lot of people, and there needs to be more help inside or outside the class.
First of all, why did we have to buy that expensive book? We hardly did anything out of it. We only had time in the semester to do three chapters. Waste of money, especially since she gave us so many handouts. Why not just give a few more of whatever check points from the book she wanted us to do? Secondly, she emphasized organizing our binders to her outlined specifications, but never checked it, just glanced at it once.
Have an option after every test to do a fix up or not. DOing this would improve the students grade and make us learn from our mistakes.
More quizzes for feedback
none.. go through more explanations on problems to understand more..
More games to play to grasp the concept of each topic that was discussed.
I believe a little more time on a certain subject would be helpful.
I have no complaints about the course.
30. Other comments:
N/A
Best class all semester!
Love the teacher, hate the course.
Math100 is the bomb diggity!
It would be nicer if she dressed more professionally. Slippers, a t-shirt and jeans every day doesn't inspire confidence. Especially on the first day.
Not much, just had really alot of fun this semester. I admit there frustrating times but i learned alot.
She is a wonderful teacher!
Thanks Loni for being such a great teacher. You made me want to learn and succeed in the class. Mahalo

Loni Delaplane: MATH206, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 206 - Calculus II Crn (Section): 44213 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
All topics were covered in good detail, and any questions were answered thoroughly and promptly. We were never made to learn something important without help, yet we were given the chance to learn new topics on our own before we went over them in class.
The difficult concept questions, which require one to truly know the material. Happy Panda!
I found that my classmates and teacher bonded well making it a happy and fun learning environment.
how to integrate brah
That it was a small class and the teacher is able to answer your individual questions.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
10. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
11. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
14. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
15. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
16. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
17. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
18. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She's never unavailable or unwilling to help, and she treats us as equals while keeping her vast experience and knowledge at our disposal.
She took an interest in our futures and genuinely cared for us.
Loni Delaplane is always wiling to answer questions and is easily accessible. She is an engaging teacher, even on topics that she thinks are less than awesome. Also, brains and attitude.
She can talk English and she's cool
Loni is an awesome teacher
I found her availability to help and answer questions, and her great attitude to be most valuable.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I think, if it were possible, a discussion opportunity on nights when homework is due would be nice. This is mainly due to the nature of WebAssign as we can't easily ask questions about the homework if we're struggling, and this sometimes impacts homework grades.
She could have more group work, as I rather enjoyed that and learned a lot. (that is, of course, if she can manage without taking away from required lectures) Also, Loni can have a little edge at times, so maybe that could be reduced.
None, everything all good
I don't know how this class or Loni's teaching style could improve. Everything went well.
I honestly have no suggestions, the course is perfect panda.
21. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
23. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
24. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
26. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
27. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
28. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
It was fun, it really was, even in the hard bits.
The closeness between the students and the teacher helped the class improve as a whole, as we were all striving to learn together, rather than separately.
I like series they are fun
I like homework on webassign.... PRACTICE ANOTHER VERSION!!! oh and of course the teacher was awesome!!
I enjoyed my class entirely, they made what would normally be a very stressful and hard class become a happy a great learning environment. =]
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I'm not really sure... I guess more frequent quizzes and tests could help even out a single bad grade if a student was having a tough time on one topic, but later got better at it. It'd be nice to have a more structured way to check if there's homework, as I know a couple of times one or another of us would miss an assignment because we didn't know it was up.
As said earlier, group work is awesome! Other than that, I can't think of how the course could be improved. The only thing I had a problem with was the scheduling between this class and other classes.
No need
I think everything went well
They only thing I could say is that we need more time learning the information, personally I am slow at learning things so maybe 10 to 15 more minutes added on to the class.
30. Other comments:
Loni's brilliant, and the course was in depth yet covered a lot of material. I'm really happy with the whole thing, and am very happy that I took Calc 2 here.
Loni rocks our socks.
thank you for teaching me calculus!!
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Loni Delaplane: MATH26, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 26 - Elem Algebra Crn (Section): 44288 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
the way miss thought the class going about how to do each problem not over doing it, the way she made homework which helped learn the material more, the way she set up her grading system made it clear on what needed to be done and how fair we would be graded. the way miss did class work and how she presented it we could all understand it. thank you miss
Having group work along with having a tutor in class. And also having quizzes every week really helped understand the work better and its always a good preparation for the tests.
the most valuable and helpful thing about this course was that the teacher and student helper was very wonderful and helped with any problem i had.
learning the basics of algebra set a student up for success in future math classes
The instructor is really good at what she does...it made it easier for me to understand the subject and actually enjoy the course
No comment
Math 26 really helped me widen my horizons and since it was all new material i had to really focus and figure out how to do the problems step by step.
What i found most Valuable and helpful about this course, is that Loni helped me gain better math skills, she helped me understand every difficult concepts of math. i value her ways of teaching because i could easily know what i did wrong in each problem the steps and techniques she showed me to specifically answer the question. Every steps that she worked on the board was very easy to follow. The way how she explained everything was clear and very understandable. LONI IS THE BEST MATH TEACHER I'VE EVER HAD(:
responsibility .....this subject help me alot^^
The class handouts were very helpful because I could refer back to it when ever needed and understand right away without the hassle of looking through the textbook and interpreting it so that I could understand. The tutor and solution functions in the online Hawks homework is also very helpful because it provides step-by-step instruction during a homework assignment. Loni's method of teaching keeps me focused on the task at hand and that helps me remember the lessons and steps more clearly.
The thing that I found most valuable about the course is that we went in depth about why equations and other things were the way they were.
This course helped make math interesting. It made it matter, rather than just doing a whole bunch of unnecessary work that had no applications to regular life. The instructor made it much more fun than any math class I've had before, but it wasn't an "easy" class. We learned a lot, including practical applications. She explained things well and made sure we understood why we were doing what we were doing, rather than just memorizing formulas.
everything
the help from classmates and in-class examples
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
10. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
11. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
14. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
15. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
16. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
17. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
18. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
most valuable about miss was that she loves math and knowing that she loves math you know she will teach us right. what was helpful is that miss gives you chances to learn and get the material down to the best of your knowlegde.
She's very knowledgeable and knows how to interpret the work so that the student would be able to have a better understanding and be able to know solve the problem. Her use of examples are easy to understand like for example when she brought sweet tea to class. She knows how to make things interesting for the students to learn.
The most valuable and helpful things i found about Loni is that no matter what she was always there to help or give that extra push for you to succeed in her class or tell you to go see beaux to help you with some math problems.
she is friendly and professional and always available to give extra one on one or group tutoring.
I loved this course...I have a really hard time understanding and actually learning math. Her presentation of the subject was great and easy to understand. I highly recommend this course to anyone eligible. Thank you Professor Delaplane for a great semester.
No comment.
If we have homework on Hawkes or book work, she always goes over the homework that we had trouble doing.
What i found most Valuable about this course, is that the instructor was very helpful, caring, and treated every student with respect. MATH is not my favorite subject, but Loni has helped me do better try harder and helped me improve of my math skills, she was very helpful to every student, she made sure that we all understand the subject, and if one student was struggling she would set up a study group where 4-5 students would meet up every wednesday to go over specifically the questions we don't understand and she showed me that she cared about me and to never give up on myself, she push me to of better. She made me feel important because she would use her own time to help me. The group study sessions with her has helped me improved on my TEST AND QUIZ scores, which I'm very thankful for her. I'm very thankful to have you as my teacher. Loni, keep up the good work(: I love that you go out of your working time to help students like me to do better and understand the concepts before quizzes or test. I'm very thankful for you to be my math teacher and having group tutoring every wednesday with you was a great help.
friendly and helpful with her student
Her cheerful attitude in and out of class and her undying eagerness to do math or help students with a difficult problem.
She is very approachable and she makes us think for ourselves. When we need help she asks us what we should do first .....she doesn't tell us what to do with a problem.
She made the class interesting. Math can be really tedious and boring, but she made it make sense. And made it fun. I would never be able to do her job, but she seems so enthusiastic about what she does. Even if we had a hard time understanding the material, she would take the time to explain it to us and show us the process. We were encouraged to ask questions -- even if they were somewhat non-essential to learning the material (like questions about how formulas were developed or why we do them a certain way). It made the atmosphere a lot more comfortable and made us learn a lot more.
she knew what to do and taught us what not to do in math
she worked out problems whenever we needed the help
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
no need miss is very good
Maybe having more often working as a group but other than that she did a good job teaching because she sure did made a difference on the students performance in class especially on the quizzes n tests. Keep up the good work ms. Loni
Loni has nothing to improve in her class she did a wonderful job and was always prepared and the way she taught it.
none
N/A
none
YOUR THE BEST! (:
nothing
A new dry-erase board because after a while of writing and erasing with the previous writings still showing through it gets a little confusing, other than that I have no suggestions.
Nothing needs to be improved
I can't really think of any better way, although the online homework software was kind of annoying to deal with. And it would be nice if Loni brought the hole punch to class every day.
nothing
use better discriptions when talking about certain things in the problems. ex. instead of using "blob" or somthing in the sort. and maybe instead of doing so much online work, have us work in the book a little more. some students work a little better when using pencile n paper(even if we could do the same in hawks) problems online isnt the same as the way it is in the books.
21. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
23. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
24. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
26. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
27. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
28. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
the hawks work the tests the fact that we had a quiz every week so you had to learn the material, math was very fun this semester
I liked everything because I like doing math problems.
I enjoyed the whole class even though 60 percent i was not fully understanding the concepts but after when we started a group session after class i begin to full more confident but then blank out when it comes to the test.
Her teaching methods and the handouts helped a lot.
N/A
when she goes over the work, and she would make us try the problems on our own and than she would do the problems on the board.
I like that when ever we struggle on one concept you would be willing to RE-EXPLAIN it again. YOU made math so easy for me to understand although it may be difficult at times but you made me enjoy every moment of it. YOUR A VERY SUPPORTING TEACHER TO EVERY STUDENT(:
make it easier.
The class was fun, Loni's personality made so much more enjoyable, and along with Loni's teaching method,handouts and online Hawks Homework made this math 26 course much more understandable.
I like the online homework
I liked Loni's style of teaching, because she makes math interesting rather than tedious. I'm not sure there's anything more specific I can list because everything was great about it.
everything
i like math so i like everything besides the online work
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Have the class time be on the same time instead of having two long classes and two short classes. I think that way the students would have more time to learn.
This class does not need to be improved anything.
N/A
I think this class was good, 4 days is alot it made me really get the criteria i needed to know.
NO IMPROVEMENTS! You made me learn math the most easiest way, it helped me learn the concepts very easy(((:
its good already
A different classroom that better suited for extensive writing on the boards that will erase.
I think that paper homework should be given from time to time so that students don't get lazy or fall behind in doing their assignments.
The only way I can think is if the homework software was different and required answers in the same format as the in-class work.
nothing
i feel that this course could improve by using less online homework and more book work. i also think that using the book in class might help students listen n learn a little more effectivly
30. Other comments:
thank you miss for the great work,
Good job ms. Loni in teaching math 26. I really enjoyed coming to class everyday although I was always late for class.
i really liked this course fun and fast pace.
i really enjoyed being able to learn with Loni even though i didnt understand most of the times that just shows that i need to do a lot more extra studying and i cant wait to have another class with her next semester.
N/A
I also like how beaux was the tutor in class so he also could help us, i didnt have a tutor in my other math class last semester so it helped me also.
(:
Loni is AWESOME!!!!
No other comments
nothing
i DONT like the HAWKS PROGRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Loni Delaplane: MATH100, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 100 - Survey of Mathematics Crn (Section): 43093 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 18 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 7 (39%) 4 (22%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 2 (11%) 11 (61%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 18 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 5 (28%) 6 (33%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Critical thinking is important in math. There are many possible outcomes to a problem.
The course made me have a better understanding of logic and critical thinking.
I found that thinking logically can be helpful in the future, especially when making decisions that offer a variety of choices
Loni
The course really helped me to improve my logical reasoning skills and learn more about math.
Having to use a lot of critical thinking made me pay more attention to my work.
handouts
I did learn more formulas for word problems but all in all there was too many group activities to actually learn how to work the material. Some students need repetition when it comes to learning all types of math.
It helped me think logically about certain things in life.
The assignments
-new thinking processes -enhanced my problem solving skills
What i find most valuable and helpful about this course is that i like how this is another kind of step in math. This math 100 doesn't just uses your knowledge of formulas, or using mostly numbers because in this course your using to think outside of the box. This is what gets your brain to think and to keep thinking about the subject. The value that comes out of it is just as much as to trying for think for yourself instead of giving the ansers right there and then. It's helpful to the way we need to think instead of always realying on numbers or alpha. in math.
the teacher gives us worksheets for the each chapter we learning
Im not really sure what im taking with me from this class...
That i could us these math techniques in everyday life
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 18 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 10 (56%) 2 (11%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 6 (33%) 9 (50%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 7 (39%) 7 (39%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 18 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (39%) 6 (33%) 3 (17%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 7 (39%) 7 (39%)
11. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 7 (41%) 8 (47%)
12. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 3 (17%) 12 (67%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 3 (17%) 11 (61%)
14. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 4 (24%) 8 (47%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 5 (28%) 8 (44%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 18 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 4 (22%) 8 (44%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 18 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 6 (33%) 8 (44%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 18 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 6 (33%) 6 (33%)
19. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 8 (47%)
20. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She will review any previous work that we found difficulty in and she was also helpful by wanting to answer any questions we may have.
I appreciate how she comes around and helps us out a little with examples and practice problems.
She gives examples that help her students understand something better by using real life situations
Her southern accent.
She always explained things in the most simplest way she could to help everyone understand problems better.
That she is a down to earth teacher and it makes it easier to ask questions and not feel so intimidated by the course.
Her teaching style
She was always really helpful when students were having difficulty with various sections. She was a very understanding person when a student couldnt make it to class. She allowed make up work and gave fair deadlines for the make up work.
What i find most valuable about Loni Delaplane is that she knows the subject from the back of her head. She knows whats she's talking about and she teaches the class with a great way of showing each of her students how to learn the concepts. She's very helpful, because their isn't a time where any group of students would ask for her help and she would try to make us understand the concept. I feel that she wants us to think about the problem, although not too hard, but just enough to understand it clearly. She is very helpful to her class in which if anyone need help of misunderstanding anything or just have questions she will help you!
the worksheets and note taking
She does seem to enjoy math a lot!
She was very knowledgeable in math 100
21. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Develop an outside tutor group for math 100 students. We found that there was no tutor to help with this course.
To help more outside of class instead of referring us to online tutors or on campus tutors because it would help us better understand the material.
No improvements
Slower pace
She does everything very well i don't have any suggestions
Working more problems on the board.
I think there isn't nothing to change. I mean Loni delaplane as a unique way of showing her teaching stye. She uses group methods to help each individual students to help others who are in that group. Well for example, by working on a problem in a group we all help each other to try and reach a solution. I know that this style is best because it showed that if i couldn't uinderstand how my partners got the answer they would carefully explain it to me one step at a time. Her methods are also great because it helps us understand mor about the concept.
maybe better examples when explainging some challenging problems
Im not sure if Loni Delaplane is a new teacher or not, but I felt like she was a bit inexperienced for the job. She seemed to have trouble explaining different things to us in a way that made sense or was easy to understand. At times we would ask her a question about a topic we're working on and she'd try to explain it to us to no avail and would then conclude by saying "We'll come back to it," and then she never does... Maybe she could sit down with one of the math teachers like Betsy Uyematsu, or math tutors who could help her to better explain the course material better. Her examples that she would use was also confusing and didnt help us to understand any easier. Dont get me wrong, i am doing well in this class, but its more because of the help from the math tutors and my nieces and nephews who've taken Math 100.
To ask questions more, explain more on our homework/ math problems, be more into with the students. Find ways we could improve in class. Be more helpful or concern. Give more handouts/ homework to study and work on.
22. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 8 (44%) 4 (22%)
23. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 18 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 8 (44%) 6 (33%)
24. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 9 (50%) 6 (33%)
25. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 8 (44%) 8 (44%)
26. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 5 (28%) 9 (50%)
27. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 10 (59%) 5 (29%)
28. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (44%) 8 (50%)
29. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I'm still not a fan of math. It is not my favorite subject.
I really liked the every day new handouts because it helped me focus on one thing at a time.
The logical part, using words in math was very interesting and it also helped me to understand things even outside of school. I used the reasoning at work, in other classes and sometimes just at home. I really did enjoy this class.
doing a lot of the group work.
The group and online assignments
I liked all the worksheets and group work. It really helped!
The aspect of the course i liked the best is the way we work into groups. I like it very much because we all help each other. I mean in regular math you are mostly comparing answering in a group. But nope not in MATH 100! In this course being in groups really help you to think more as a group and come up with idea's instead of just yourself. I mean in a group we are all thinking and putting our brains together. Another aspect of the course i like best is the way she have us make a binder of all of our work. This helps us a lot because it provides us with our work of what we did previously in an organize binder. This is a great way to have everything in the right places so that you don't have to go looking for it later on. It is really helpful.
umm idk... the online homework cause it shows examples
I guess one aspect that i did like about the class was she liked us to work in groups a lot which gave me the chance to get to know my fellow classmates better.
30. Other comments:
Loni Delaplane is very helpful and nice. She is by far the best math teacher I've had.
none.
Your teaching style is the best Loni!
great teacher!! super fun!
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Loni Delaplane: MATH205, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 205 - Calculus I Crn (Section): 43298 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Got 4 credits; know how to caculate a lot of things; caculus is so beautiful and funny!
We will see what happens in Calc II, but I think I have gotten a very solid understanding of the fundamental of calculus from this course.
useing online videos for references
I found how the applications relate to real life situations to be much more helpful in understanding the reasoning behind learning the material.
The online homework through webassign was very helpful because webassign often offered videos to help solve the problems as well as practice problems. I also really appreciated the teacher creating a facebook page for the class so the students can ask questions, and even answer each other's questions.
She is very good at math and can communicate the course material very well. Calculus is a very difficult subject but she does a wonderful job at explaining it. We are very fortunate to have a doctorate of math teaching at KCC. Thank you.
The work load is appropriate and the homework assigned and tests truly teach you what you need to learn. The availability of the teacher. Taking class time to review before tests. The no late work policy.
Loni Delaplane was always there for questions, concerns, and for support when needed it most
This course was challenging, but not such that I could not undestand. Ten weeks ago I had no idea what calculus was, or why it was useful, and now I have an understanding of it. I felt this course taught me how important organizized work is, which helped me in other areas of my life as well. I think I will continue on my mathmatical journey. Math is so fun and it gives answers to questions about many thing in our world and universe
learning calculus
Math 205 prepares students for more advanced courses in mathematics as well as other disciplines such as physics. I find this to be most valuable and helpful.
I found that the subject was very challenging at points and helped me expand my math skills and apply them in the future or whenever needed.
The amount of material and depth to which it was covered really stood out to me - not all math courses really teach the students a lot, but I feel like this was more than worth the time, effort, and cost.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
11. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
12. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
14. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 1 (7%) 10 (71%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%) 8 (57%)
19. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)
20. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She is so friendly and always have full-energy to answer my questions.
Loni Delaplane was readily available to explain difficult problems and clear things up when I ran into trouble.
communicating hard math
She was available for help when ever possible.
She actually cared about us students and wanted us to succeed. I recall her saying she was nervous about a test we were about to take because she wanted us to do well. She was always trying to help us understand difficult problems in class and even helped us with issues not related to calculus such as applications and scholarships. She also returned papers literally the day after the papers were turned in. We could receive immediate feedback and move on to new topics. I really admire Dr. Delaplane and am excited for another semester with her next term.
Loni's extensive knowledge of the subject matter.
Brain and attitude.
As stated previously, Loni was always there in a time of need to further explain the content i was learning, outside of class
Her knowledge of the subject. She left questions unanswered and later revealed the answers, leaving us to draw our own conclusions about things. I really enjoyed her teaching style, strict and to the point. I had a lot of fun. Learned a lot and learned that I really like math and want to know more.
she knew her subject
Loni, you really know what your talking about. Also, your very helpful so I guess that makes you valuable.
Always being available either by office hours or email.
I found that she was available for tutoring whenever needed for students and that she was very knowlegeable about the subject.
Dr. Loni really knows what she's talking about, and her constant cheerful attitude and approachability made her a complete joy to be around and learn from. I look forward to Calc 2 because I know I won't have to worry about disagreements with a teacher I don't get along with. She is an excellent teacher in general, and in Calculus in particular because her understanding of the subject is so good.
21. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
She is perfect XD
Perhaps more time could be spent on optimization. Seeing the practical applications of calculus made the course a lot more interesting for me. Other than that I have no suggestions.
I believe that more in-class assignments or practice problems would help greatly.
Though it's hard to find any ways Dr. Delaplane could improve, I did enjoy participating in class by going to board, so perhaps more student teaching methods could be implemented, as long as it doesn't take up too much time from learning new chapters.
Make calculus magically easier.
I prefer a bit slower presentation of material. I am an auditory and hands-on learner, thats why I like to take notes while you're speaking. But sometimes it goes too fast to get everything down, though having everything down for later really helps me.
Make the tests a bit easier (;
Maybe to give a better overview at the beginging of what calculus is and how we can use it.
don't let certain students get the rest off topic.
I think you could be more specific on exam review day.
I like the online section of the class, through WebAssign, but there are some bugs in the system that may have influenced my (or other students') grades at various times - not drastically, but it's an annoyance. Also, a clearer online repository for non-WA homework would be nice, so that if a student for some reason didn't write down the assignment or was out a day that didn't have as massive repercussions. There were a few instances where a student or two did what they thought was the assignment, but instead were in the wrong section due to a page number or something.
22. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
23. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%) 8 (57%)
24. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
25. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
26. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
27. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
28. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
29. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Do example and watch Loni explain it. Then do more exercise online or from the book, think a lot make me excited!
Optimization was super cool as it clearly showed the practical uses of calculus.
work groups
I liked how enthusiastic the teacher was and how there was bonus available.
Handouts helped me a lot.
Learning Calculus.
I really enjoyed derivatives. I like deferentiation although it was quite messy and a bit tooo much algebra, it was fun
The fact that it challenged me, but not to the point where I wanted to quit. I want to know more and realize I am just at the beginning point of higher mathmatics. How exciting.
class was intriguing.
I liked that you were always available and willing to help. I liked the small class size and how you were able to relate to everyone individually. I like your sense of humor and positive attitude. I like that you are a mathematical genius. I like that you helped me plan my scholastic future. I like that you give plenty of opportunity for extra credit. I like that the semester is over. I like that you will be my instructor next semester. :)
The aspects of this course that I liked the best are that it was a class that expanded my math skills and that it was a subject that I did not know if I could handle it.
I liked how it made Calculus approachable and demystified the complicated sections so that we could understand and comprehend it all.
30. Other comments:
I hope next semester I can still take her class o(â?§vâ?¦)o~~
You are a very good teacher. It's nice to see new very talented teachers coming to Kauai to help our educational needs. Hopefully one day we won't have to leave our island to finish our educational needs.
I like how we go through all the baby steps and learn things the hard way, when later we find it useful to solve things a different way. Math is periodic and i like when things get easier at the end due to all the previous content we were exposed to
You are never to old to learn new things... even something that most people would take no interest in or have no idea why you would like to know that...
Thank You Dr. Delaplane
I'm very pleased with the course and look forward to next semester in Calc 2!

Loni Delaplane: MATH26, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 26 - Elem Algebra Crn (Section): 43297 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The method that the course introduces and explains new concepts make learning each section of the course much easier.
that it takes time and effort to learn the materials
That two non college level courses could be completed in one semester. The fact we could meet up four consecutive days within the week. The Teacher "Loni Delaplane" was knowledgable and well versed with the curriculm.
meet in class four times a week makes the learning easier. Its harder to forget the knowledge you learned.
the combination of math 24 and 25 really created a higher level of comprehension of math for me. i appreciate that i can skip doing 2 semester courses and just take one to move forward toward college level math.
I think the most valuable about this course is we met four times a week, which made the load a little easier and easier to remember what i learned during the duration
What I found most valuable and helpful about this course was how supportive Loni Delaplane was. She was very clear in explaining new math concepts and encouraged us to ask questions. She demonstrates great knowledge about the course materials and when we ask questions she is very good at answering them with supreme accuracy and clarity. Loni designates time as well for her students to see her if they are having trouble with subjects. She was very motivated in supporting her us in this class and did whatever she could to help any of her students achieve the grade that they desire
I took math 24 several years back, and I wish that the instructor was as helpful and enthusiastic. This was a much better math experience for me. I needed this class to try and remember what I already learned instead of having to start over. It moved fast and was a lot of work, but it was a very doable course and fun to come to.
The course is valuable that it is like two classes in one and that after we can advance to math 100. Its helpful that we have this class everyday because it really forces you to be on the top of everything.
I could get my math requirements done fast and loni helped us a lot. she was a vfery good instructor and explained things thoroughly.
this class helped cement my understanding of basic algebra by going over the specifics of each basic rule and exploring their concepts until they were fully grasped.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
11. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
12. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
14. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
19. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
20. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Willingness to help students who had a difficult time with the material. Also she had effective teaching methods to convey the information when starting new sections.
she helps you when you need it
She was willing to help, meet one on one with students and participated with activities in class.
She took the time to break down and work through the problems in class and slowed it down for others to get a clearer understanding.
I learned a lot from loni because of her ability to break down information in a manner that is easy to understand and remember. She is the best math teacher i have ever had because she has helped me understand material i was suppose to know in high school, i have learned so much and i also remember what she has taught us over the course. it is because of her ability to teach that i have a high grade in her class; math is my worst subject and to be receiving an A means a lot to me. she is a really clear communicator, organized, and is helpful. i have no complaints about her, she really is a remarkable teacher that has had a profound effect on my knowledge, and i feel like i know math more than ever. i also really appreciate how she prints out our daily notes papers, it is really helpful and easy to understand for note taking.
she explained concepts in an easier way for me to understand and get it.
In addition to the amazing support and encouragement she offered, she was also very good at giving examples and presenting new and challenging math concepts in innovative ways. She often would relate these math problems with situations that occur in real life, and she developed creative and effective techniques for memorizing new math concepts. Loni Delaplane supports her students 100%, and is also very encouraging!
I really appreciated Loni's ability to make the material understandable. She definitely has a gift. She made it fun and easier for someone like me, who needed the extra help. She made herself very accessible for additional tutoring and offered help after class if needed.
i like that she is more on the younger side, shes so energetic, and since i have her class in the moarning and i have to wake up really early to get to school its better that she is wide awake and i lke her accent its interesting and keeps me tuned in and her style of teaching is very effective and she is really good and math and explaining everything so i know what im doing
Loni is very nice and helpful. she comes to class happy everyday and makes math very interesting. she is a great math teacher and she is fun.
Loni was very accommodating and very helpful as far as helping those students that need help. she was also very enthusiastic about what she taught.
21. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I do not actually have any suggestions. The class is pretty much to me as perfect as it could be.
.
slower learning pace to reinforce what was taught.
There's not much I could say to improve this course. Sometimes it's nice to have physical course materials to help us grasp concepts even faster. For example, if we were learning about different volume formulas, it's nice sometimes to have a physical sphere or pyramid to help us realize even deeper how everything (mathematically) relates. Other than that, I feel Loni has truly mastered teaching this course and I am definitely recommending this course to anyone who plans on taking at 24-26 math course.
N/A- She did a great job.
The only thing that could be improved is the homework deue dates. Its on Hawkes which only allows you to do things in a certain amount of time and when the date that its due you cant really do much about it and i work at night so sometimes when i get home i cant really finish it before the time runs out and i think she should extend some of the due dates.
sometimes she moved really fast . we learn new material right before a quiz so it messed me us most of the time.
i dont really have any. i found it to be a great course.
22. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
23. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
24. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
25. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
26. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
27. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
28. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
29. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Was one of the easier math courses I've had. Not due to difficulty but through the ease of learning the course material from the lessons.
everything
the class schedule, the teacher, and the fact again that two non college level courses could be condensed into one semester.
everything.
i liked that this course allows you to move on to college level math faster.
I enjoyed everything about this course. The instructor was very supportive and encouraging, the classmates were very friendly and supportive, and I learned a lot from this course as well.
We had a great bunch of students who worked well and had a re pour with each other to help each other to succeed, under the encouragement of Loni. GREAT CLASS! :)
I liked the normal days when we just sat in class and worked on our worksheets in groups with Loni and Beaux walking around incase we needed help.
i liked that we could get bonus points by participating.
i liked the atmosphere of the class. you could walk in and it was just great.
30. Other comments:
If you really need a good math teacher take lonis class. You will learn if you try
Great Job Loni, See you around.
nada.

Loni Delaplane: MATH100, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 100 - Survey of Mathematics Crn (Section): 41119 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 18 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 7 (39%) 7 (39%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
worksheets, group work, online homeworks and test
i have found that even I am good at Math 26 this course has been challenging and has brought my thinking skills to a whole different level.
It made me look outside of the box and think about problem solving in a new way.
Doing worksheets and example problems in class.
Math100 gets you thinking outside the box and uses your logic.
very challenging but rewarding information was learned.
Nothing really, most of the time I was confused.
The class was different than normal math. I don't think I will be using much of this math unless I get a job that deals with these problems.
The course subject allowed my knowledge to expand beyond reality, it applies to many cases that are occuring in everyday life. The course is a great help for students especially for many nursing students becasue it allows you to experience the different side of math, its not just calculation but also enjoyment and fun.
This course has given me a great opportunity in my education and life. I have learned so many new things in this course that I have never known before. So far, I am capable of thinking in a logical way and solving logical problems. I feel that this is what's most valuable and helpful about the course. The fact that I a pre-nursing student, I certainly know that I'll use the skills that I've learned from this course in my future career. I really enjoyed this class and the class environment. I would definitely recommend this class to everyone, especially to those that are seeking a career that deals with thinking logically. :)
that Loni teaches us so we understand better :)
The critical thinking situations.
the handouts and note taking she provided are most helpful homeworks and the online homeworks helps a lot too
Worksheets and Group Activites
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (50%) 8 (44%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 1 (6%) 14 (78%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 18 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 2 (11%) 10 (56%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 9 (50%) 7 (39%)
11. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
12. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
14. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 10 (56%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
19. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
20. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She was able to answer question and very knowledgable about the subject matter
probably the group work interactions & all the handout she gave us!
She's very outgoing and willing to help
I felt comfortable asking questions in class, and she was available outside of class time for any additional help I needed. Mrs. Delaplane is funny and she made class time a good learning environment with group work and human examples.
Her knowledge in Math and her positive attitude towards her class.
The proffesor tries her best to try and get you to understand if something is difficult.
Not mean at all...I felt comfortable to ask questions even if they seemed like a silly question to everyone els.
Willing to help students outside of class
Loni is a fantastic and knowledgeable math teacher.
She is exemplifying every single details so that we can grasp immediately what she is trying to point out and all the printable materials, it really helped me a lot especially in studying for my tests. She is good in explaining things....
Loni is a very friendly and outgoing teacher. She knows the subject well and makes learning math fun! I enjoy learning math whenever there are group projects and interactions and Loni has definitely provide that. Overall, she is a GREAT teacher!!
That even though i came to her office everyday she always helped me till i knew what was going on :')
She's very eager to teach and very helpful to the students, she knows her lesson very well and have knowledge of every subject in the course. she's easy to approach and ask for help. Very well prepared when you asked her questions and I would love to have her again for another Math class.
Her enthusiasm was awesome it really made me feel comfortable and she made the material easy to understand
21. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Maybe more worksheets and quizzes to prepare for the test.
i would suggest improve her time management! she needs to explain the material first before letting us jump into the problem....I feel lost sometimes!! But all in all she's a hands on teacher...
I would have like to have a syllabus so I could have looked ahead to the next section we were working on and new about tentative test etc.
Providing a list/schedule of when homework, quizzes, tests, etc. are due for the entire course. It would have been more beneficial if we knew what was going to be our next assignment.
Stay on the problem that she is working on and not go off to teach something else. When it is time to review for a test, do not throw out something new, which makes it more confusing. Study and review only for the test. Don't wait till there is only 15 minutes left for class. If you are having the students do the homework from the computer, stick to that style of teaching and go over the problems using the computer and how they are showing it from course compass. I'm pretty sure you can do it in class. Why? There were a few problems that we asked for help that was from course compass and the answer and the method that you used to solve it was totally different from the computer homework. Please stick with the problem that we are trying to solve....
I don't know if she can slow down a little when we are not understanding a problem, due to the time limit of a semester. However, sometimes, I feel left in the dark.
none...
N/A she does a terrific job, theres nothing she needs to improve :) i always look forward to seeing her everyday :)
I think she knows what she's doing so improving the course is up to the students already, coz I think she give her best in every class she teach.
22. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (44%) 9 (50%)
23. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
24. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
25. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
26. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
27. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 8 (44%)
28. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 10 (56%)
29. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
online homework and examples for problems
I didn't know what to expect when I went into math 100 but Loni made it fun and interesting.
learning about the course itself.
Group work helps because your peers can help.
group work helped me learn a lot
Nothing
I only took this course because I needed the required credit. Math is not my strong point. I appreciated Loni's expertise in her being so knowledgeable in her field.
When she allows us to do group activities, it is by this manner we can interact and discuss a certain topic and explain it through our own way of thinking and then she explains to us what may be wrong to our work.
Everything from the start to finish :)
probability
The course for me is all about critical thinking, I think this is important because in the career that I choose critical thinking is very important.
30. Other comments:
Its has been a blast in Math 100 class I have learned a lot and had fun as well
The test were really hard and different from the class work and homework. Maybe provide a study guide for the students before each big test.
I feel that if she stayed on track, I would've felt more confident and happier in Math 100. I heard from previous students how fun and easy Math 100 was to understand last semester so I decided to jump on the band wagon. This semester was totally opposite. I also feel that I would've got a way better grade if things were explained better. Have a Fun and Safe Summer
I wish her well in all of her math classes. I only wished I could be as smart as her!! She will do well at KCC.
Ms. Loni :) i really enjoyed your class. There was nothing i liked better than u in the class talking to us and teaching us to be the best we can be. i hope that everyone can enjoy u just like i did :) you are the best teacher i ever had in KCC and i always look forward to seeing u :) i can never forget all the fun times we had together and hopefully u can find a good students just like me :) i will always see u on campus and remember everything u thought me. i really appreciate u going to the trouble to help people like me so that they can be smarter students :) You see at first i thought u would be just another teacher to lecture me but i really have fun :) Well ms. you know who this person who is writing will be and i hope i will see u again :) please continue your teachings because u are the BEST! :) thanks u so much for believing in me ms. :) from your number 1 student hehehehe jk Yoshi Nonaka :)
Good Job Miss Delaplane. I would love to have you for another Math class. You made Math 100 as fun and easy as you can. Eventhough is as hard as a regular Math class. Thank you so much.

Loni Delaplane: MATH206, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 206 - Calculus II Crn (Section): 41308 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%) 3 (25%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (58%) 5 (42%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I am a high school student, enrolled in the Running Start program. This class has given me an idea of what amount of time and work is needed to be successful in college.
The help and examples provided when doing homework as well as in-class work.
It help me develop problem solving strategies that I can apply outside of the class.
The importance of knowing you basic Calc 205
Well basically, I learned many things new. =]
This course was helpful because of the intense learning of the class. It helped me prepare for the next course of calculas and furthered my understanding of the course.
Loni is very accessible and always made sure we knew she was there to help. Although the course material was extremely difficult, she made as though it was something we could manage. (whether or not we could) She was very generous with giving extra credit, as the class struggled with material and she tried to help us earn extra points. She is a very confident woman and made coming to class enjoyable. Fun semester overall- just a VERY difficult subject.
What helped me the most were all the examples that we did during class. That way if we were struggling we could either ask each other or ask Loni how to do the equation or see if we were doing something wrong.
Good use of examples and practice problems to go along with lectures.
One on one instruction from Loni.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
11. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
12. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
14. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (75%) 3 (25%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
19. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
20. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She was friendly and made the class environment very comfortable
Loni is able to clearly explain material to a level where I can understand and replicate the process and idea.
She was thorough with explaining subjects students didn't completely understand and used examples.
she is open to any question and is very helpful and patient when someone doesn't understand
That she was able to make up exams for wroking students.
Her enthusiasm and friendliness.
She was forgiving and helpful when people needed it the most. It was helpful that she had time to teach and help people outside of class time.
Pls see above. It was also pretty awesome that for chpt 9 she gave us many handouts in order to help organize the series/sequences chapter.
When we were given problems to solve on our own during class she would walk around the room and see how each student was doing and saw whether they needed help or not.
Her teaching style.
Loni is a wonderful instructor. She loves math and cares about students. She is accessable and helpful.
21. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I had a really hard time learning during lectures, maybe a more hands-on approach, like more in class work would help. (if possible)
Keep homework due dates consistent. I missed one or two homework due dates to to them being on days different from the norm.
Maybe a little more one-on-one time.
Recommend using the projector white board, and using other software programs as visual aids. Example; Sketchpad or GEUP4
ummm... Include more class participations.
Don't do redemtion quizes; find a better solution to the problem.
I did think that the questions on the exams were much more difficult than the sample questions we were given in the book and also the hw questions. I would often re-do hw's in order to prep for the exams and find myself not understanding or doing as well on the exam as hoped.
Personally, I'd like a combination of written homework and online homework. Online homework is a little to easy to just do slight manipulation to numbers from the examples or even from the "Help me solve this problem" option.
E-mail or Laulima notification for assignments given in class would be helpful.
This and all KCC math classes NEED LABS! My best math result at KCC? Math 103. Why? Because Gigi offered a one credit lab. Please do this if you want sucessful math students. Use the stem money and give us more time with our instructors. There is no suppuort for calculus students on campus. No tutors can help us. Vee is wonderful and generous but we can only bother her so much. The UH Ola tutoring is better than nothing but is very inefficient.
22. Assignments are returned promptly.
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4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
23. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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