# Mathematics Programs

**Faculty**

Deborah S. Hewlett, M.S.

John T. Noonan, Ph.D.

Denise S. Parks, B.A.

Bradley S. Whitaker, Ed.D.

**Mathematics Program Objectives**

The courses and curriculum of the mathematics program are designed to achieve the following student outcomes:

- demonstrate a problem-solving approach to investigate and understand mathematical content;
- use mathematics to describe patterns, relations and functions, and to model and solve problems;
- formulate and solve problems from mathematical and everyday situations, thus connecting mathematics to other disciplines and real-world problems;
- demonstrate a mastery of fundamental mathematical and quantitative skills;
- make and evaluate mathematical conjectures and arguments, and validate mathematical thinking;
- communicate mathematical ideas in oral and written form using everyday language, mathematical language, and mathematical symbols;
- demonstrate an understanding of axiomatic systems in the branches of mathematics and the inter-relationships within mathematics;
- evidence an appreciation of the historical development in mathematics that includes the contributions of groups and cultures; and
- evidence the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level positions in mathematical professions, for teaching mathematics, and for graduate study in mathematics.

*Note: Students are required to take MAT-0083 Basic Algebra if their ACT mathematics **subscore* *is below 17, their SAT mathematics **subscore* *is below 500, or their ALEKS Mathematics Placement Exam score is below 30. Also, students are required to take MAT-0093 Algebra if their ACT mathematics **subscore* *is 17 or 18, their SAT mathematics **subscore* *is 500-520, or their ALEKS score is 30-45. Credit hours for these courses do not count toward graduation.*