I had him for seventh grade math last year, and I had a blast. He takes time with each new unit or concept to completely cover it, so if you already know it, you get tons of extra practice, and if you're unfamiliar with it, even better. You'll learn it! His tests are super fair, and nothing we didn't learn was ever on them. He also gives thorough review sheets for finals and midterms, as well as a day of review before any test, which we all appreciated. Remember, signs attached!
Mr Weinstein is awesome. He really drills what he teaches you into your head and I have only had him for half a year and I have learned more then the last 2 years (at least) combined! He may seem a little bit forboding, but in actual fact he's really nice and means well. By the way, If he ever gives an option for extra credit, take it, because he gives extra credit only once or twice a year ... but otherwise he is a fantastic teacher.
Mr. Weinstein is a great math teacher. He really keeps you awake because he screams the entire lesson. But if you get there 30 seconds late, he will get really pissed off.
I had Mr. Weinstein for BC Calc. He was clear in his explanations and his exams were fair. As I recall, if you went to review sessions prior to an exam, it was really helpful in preparing. The material is not a cakewalk, so if you tend to daydream, I recommend sitting in the front row.
I'm a parent. From everything I hear and the work I see assigned, Hal Weinstein is an incredibly enthusiastic math teacher, who tries to accommodate the different levels of learners in the class. I'm sure that isn't always easy. My child really appreciates this teacher's strong expertise and really likes his style. Some of the comments from kids here are not fair.
Love mr. weinstein, need to appreciate his humor, but so nice and willing to help. Take good notes and ALWAYS TO HW and you will be fine on tests, but overall great teacher.
Mr. Weinstein is one of the nicest teachers in the math department. However he is not such a great teacher. and I have no clue why the heck the admin would have him teach 7th graders. He goes over something once and never touches it again. He gives two quizes per quarter which sucks because his grading system is 90% tests. And when he gets mad! He screams the loudest ive ever heard ANYONE scream before. I think he's bipolar. The school should seriously install secuirity cameras in the classrooms
Very nice but a bit repetitive.
This man should not be teaching younger kids. I had him in 8th grade and he was a nightmare. Very hard to talk to.
I think I've had around 40 teachers in my time at HCHS and Hal is my least favorite. He's jarring, condescending, unhelpful, apathetic, loud, annoying, frantic, and overall very unpleasant. Avoid.
Mr. Weinstein is a really nice guy. His heart is in the right place and all. He definitely knows what he's talking about in class, and tries to explain, but he never likes to choose people who have the right answer, which is dumb, because it would move the class along. He also tends to make the same jokes and scream "Hint hint hint!" a lot. Also, you better pray that there is at least one smart person in your class, because he WILL snap if nobody can answer a question. Eccentric, helpful, hard.
I think that he is a great teacher. He always explains to us everything we need to know instead of leaving us with a textbook. He is very enthusiastic, funny, and gets excited about teaching me and my class mates. The homework we get is fairly easy. The way we explain it in class really helps. I also like his grading procedure, that as long as you did the homework, you tried, showed work, and it's complete, it is correct. He also doesn't deduct from your grade if you don't raise your hand.
Great teacher, he is very enthusiastic about math. Makes yhe class a lot more fun. I enjoyed math a lot more this year, he also is a very kind guy.
So ENTHUSIASTIC. He should be a CT teacher not a math teacher. I am in his math and he constantly says "i don't want to treat you like babies", but then he does. He's a good guy, but he never lets anyone say anything smart because he wants the whole class to figure it out, and acts like the answer is the greatest thing ever.
He his very eccentric about his teaching, and makes learning about uninteresting stuff fun to learn about. He does give a decent chunk of homework everynight, but thats not bad, its cool. I like him a lot.
I'm in 8H this year. It's annoying how he wants us to discover e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. ourselves. I'm all for like hands-on learning and I hate just being handed a worksheet and expected to like teach ourselves (coughmsmoorelastyearcough) but it's just so slow. Even though I am in 8H and I'm not a math genius, I am a pretty smart learner once I've gotten the hand of things. but mr. w just forces us to go extra slow, and it's honest boring until he starts screaming about something.
Look, I understand why his ratings are mostly good. His tests are easy and he is a generous grader. However as a teacher he is just not good. He basically teaches to the test and uses the same boring routines every single day.
Ahhh Hal is the greatest :3
His tests are no joke - all the questions are long answer and he's really harsh about partial credit. But if you know what you're talking about and understand the concepts, you'll be fine. (This is for BC, at any rate, I don't know what he's like with his lower termers.) Also adorable and really sweet in addition to super friendly.
Definitely one of the most memorable teachers I've ever had so far. He doesn't really challenge your skills though; he just cares about whether you know the material or not. Even if this means oversimplified tests and explaining things multiple times. However catchphrases make the class interesting, and he is definitely easy to talk to though intimidating at first. I like how he doesn't care about long arithmetic.
I'm in 8h math with him. He's VERY passionate about math, to the point where it gets silly and ppl make fun of him. His tests are fair, but not easy. He's very willing to help you, but he really only has one way of explaining things and when someone doesn't get something, he gets VERY frustrated. He's very sweet tho. I'm only bored b/c the topics are so boring even he can't make it interesting.
Knows his stuff and it's sweet how into the math he is, more than could be said for most teachers. Problem is he's not particularly clear and has a terrible, screaming temper. I liked the guy though and he's very willing to meet with you, definitely a passionate teacher in every way.
i honestly don't understand why everyone likes this guy so much. he wasn't that funny. he didn't explain anything that well. the tests were easy if you studied for them.
He wasn't a fan of 2010, I guess...everyone else is giving such positive reviews. I learned a lot in BC up until infinite series, but he was absent a lot and it wasn't his fault. Good guy.
Tests are extremely easy, is an easy grader and is incredibly enthusiastic about the work even if the entire class isn't in the mood
everyone likes him because he's funny, but not such a good teacher. he's enthusiastic and all, but doesn't really explain much.
Obviously loves what he's doing, really easy, gives people second chances
He's strange and quirky but on the other hand he's strange an quirky.
Okay teacher...harsh grader though. And he doesnt explain much on reviews making his tests pretty hard, unless you're just exceptional at math and already knew the material beforehand
If you truly love math, do not switch out of his BC class. If you don't, he could get on your nerves. Because he reaaally gets into it. It wakes everyone up and it can be a lot of fun--he really wants you to discover some of the cool things he brings up. Tests are fine if you're confident in your math ability. A real class for math heads. :)
Here's the deal with Mr. Weinstein. He is a very good teacher. He is the most enthusiastic math teacher you will ever have. You will not like him if you do not do your homework or study. YOU MUST STUDY FOR HIS CLASS TO GET A GOOD GRADE (unless you're a mathlete genius). His tests are hard; he basically chooses the most convoluted problem of the subject and puts it on the test. If you try in his class, you will do fine. Also, he will frequently tell you that you will fail calculus for a variety of reasons.
He's gets way too excited about things. I think his blood pressure must be really high. He freaks out when the class as a whole is quiet, and if you don't study three days before the test he panics.
He's extremely lazy, he makes no effort to allow people to raise their grade. Your grade in that class is completely tests and quizes, which are usually extremely difficult. If you have him for BC calc, transfer out, Basias is much easier and your grade is not solely based on test grades. Calculus is difficult enough without having to deal with him.
He doesn't give us enough time for tests; there's no chance to think through the problem. He's a good teacher though. VERY enthusiastic
he's okay--usually hyperactive which can be either engaging or annoying depending on the situation. sometimes he becomes quiet, and then he gets boring. he's okay at explaining things. classwork is easy, homework is sometimes hard but never excessive. tests are really easy, except for a few towards the end of the year. he's nice about the final.
calc is easy. all his test questions are the same as the ones he does in class, and he goes over it step by step in case you don't understand. i haven't taken notes and i still have an a. personally, i feel that he takes too long on topics, and spends too long on homework.
nice + passionate about what he's teaching but too jumpy in class. sometimes, need more time but keeps on rushing me by saying come on.
very unequal to sign is his signature move. he makes corny jokes but loves math and loves to teach it. His class is a bit boring though
He helps me with my math, but I'm not one of his students. I personally know him, and I'd love to hear from his students how he teaches. I'm not surprised on the unintentionally funny stuff.
Sometimes takes a while to get the topics. He's unintentionally funny ("HINT HINT HINT!!!!!"), which makes his classes tolerable.
I don't get the math, sometimes. He's very nice and loves math so that's cool. After class though, he rushes out of the class sometimes, as if he's implying he got a life and has better things to do then help us out. But if you're a math wiz, then you'll love his class...unfortunately, I am not a math wiz.
He is a good teacher for those who understand math. For those who struggle at math, he's unpleasant as a teacher because he does not like to offer additional help. He never gives extra credit so in a class that's solely based on test grades, and his tests are hard, it is RIDICULOUSLY hard to do well. He just doesn't want to make an extra effort to help students who have trouble understanding the material.
Something about him is a giant turn off. The entire class is lost and it's our fault. "I'M GOING TO VOMIT ON YOUR TESTS!!!"
SO GOOD. i miss him. if you think he's good now, wait until you try to understand calculus with anyone else. calc is REALLY hard but he makes it easy
if you sneeze in his class, he pauses to say bless you. he's a sweet guy. but he gets upset if you ask about something you should know already, so i getnervous.
first time math made sense, extremely dedicated, good and temperamental teacher - wish there were more of his kind. you are lucky if you get him!
I think he's a really good teacher. He makes calc seem simpler, and he's pretty clear when he explains. His tests are a bit hard, but..
I'm sorry, but I'd appreciate math much more if he stopped yelling in the middle of class.
BC Calc is a very tough class material-wise, but he breaks it down very well.