Taking classes in mathematics at Cornell has some big advantages over other schools. On the block plan, every student in a math class has only that class to worry about, and every professor only has to teach one class. This means that there are lots of opportunity for one-on-one help for the students that inevitably do not quite understand what they are studying. In addition, the block plan makes it easy for a student to do an internship for a month, with no other classes to worry about.
I am currently taking Linear Algebra, my third math class at Cornell. Here is an example of one of our homework assignments.