He is the best and kindest math teacher at Lowell in terms of teaching style, and personality.
Mr. Cohen will teach you how to think, understand and visualize. His pedagogy is very student-focused, and his belief "that taking tests is a part of the learning process" is uplifting, positive, and puts things in perspective.
Very different and interesting teaching methods, but I learned a lot.
In my opinion, he is by far a lot harder than Hoffman. If I had the chance to pick Hoffman in the first semester, I would have made that decision no doubt. TAKE HOFFMAN!!!! Cohen is all group teaching which may turn out to hard for certain people.
Mr Cohen is pretty cool for Geo Honors. Some people complain that he doesn't teach, and that he wants you to figure things out yourself. Thats partially true, but that's what I liked about his class. He's always willing to help you though if you ask. Tests are manageable, sometimes hard, but geo honors is pretty tough already. Really chill on homework too. Take him.
Basically if you pay attention, and try, you can get at least a B. I never did any homework, i have a B+/A-, even though i got Cs both semesters in accel. He's really nice, and BY FAR the best teacher i've ever had at Lowell
I had Mr. Cohen for AP Calc BC. He knows what he's talking about, but likes to assign group work so we figure things out for ourselves rather than telling it to us. I think I "hit the wall" in this class, but I DID learn a lot. Do the journals -- they actually DO help.
easy A if you show you are trying to make an effort. weird but true. and study for those tests. as long as you score around top 7 you get an A on the tests because they're curved. and ask questions!
Cohen is the math god. my best math teacher to date. just do your homework, even if it's not due and you'll ace the class, plus you'll get a 5 for bc for sure.
Awesome Geo H teacher. He really makes you think outside the box. To him, it's really not important whether you know the book material or formulas, but whether or not you can apply them and make them your own. His tests make you think. Construction work is based on a computer program, and he uses it to help us visually see some of the concepts we learn in class.
Good guy. Loved his Geo H class. You can get an A, if you did the homework, and made an effort. I actually learned, and felt that my semester grade was well deserved.
For his first geo H class, Cohen taught pretty well. Most of the tests were obtainable A's(although there was 2 that had some questions which made everyone get B/C's on them). Has good curves if everyone does bad on tests, and it's an obtainable A if you put effort into it. Lots of group work, and not a lot of lectures, so if you're a lecture-note type of person, i wouldn't recommend him. Incorporates online geo programs/normal day situations into some thought up problems, which is cool.
He is more interested in your thought process and thinking individually than just mindlessly memorizing proofs from the book. He's really cool and nice and has EXCELLENT curves on some tests. The only bad thing is on some tests he gives a problem or question that calls for extreme thinking and piecing together a lot of information.
does not teach, gives almost no partial credit, introduces new terms on test
trimester grades: a, b, f. final grade: b. wt*? lol. sounds good to me.
He knows his stuff. He has a Math PhD and has taught college and done serious programming stuff - but does not make an issue of it. He puts effort into his classes, there is a good bit of group work and fewer "oh look, new subject" lectures, but every day something new comes up and it all flows well. It is the first math class that I have had at LHS that I looked forward to every day. Sadly, nobody knows what "Cohen"'s class S'06 will consist of. I wish him well. He is one of the school's best.
it always feels like you're not getting anywhere and progress is really slow, but by the end of the year, you realize that you've actually done something and here we are with 5s! And he's so nice about curving, =D
Really, REALLY nice teacher. People who say Mr. Cohen can't teach are partially right, but I'd rather choose him over Morehen anytime.
hes a good teacher, but his calculus tests are very challenging, much harder than hoffman's i think.
Great math teacher. His tests are really hard, but he notices if your trying in the class and he lets you know if he thinks that your doing a good job
He is one of the best teachers I have ever had, and throughout my college years I will be lucky if I come across a professor that teaches as well as Dr. Cohen.
cohen is a genius n a great math teacher. he knows his math backwards and forwards and is very excited about math, esp geo. test sorta obscure
His tests really test your understanding of the subject matter. I reccomend him for Geo H because if you pay attention in class, you will be apt to do well.
his tests are very challenging but hes a good teacher. u get a lot out of the class and he notices when you are tryin to improve in his class.
Cohen's a pretty good teacher. Tests are very vague--sometimes have nothing to do with the stuff you're learning, but prepares you well for other types of math
cool teacher, helps u outside of class if u need help
very willing to help me out of class. tests are obscure though.
Even though his tests were hard, he teaches very well. He is a very nice person. He really prepare for the AP test and maybe you can even get "5" on AP