Programs in the Department of Mathematical Sciences

150 - Mathematics - BA

AY 2012-2013 Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will demonstrate a conceptual understanding of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus concepts.

2. Students will apply major concepts from advanced algebra.

3. Students will analyze ordinary differential equations.

4. Students will construct mathematically rigorous and logically correct proofs.

5. Students will formulate mathematical models that arise in real-world situations.

6. Students will utilize technology as an effective tool in investigating, understanding, and applying mathematics.

7. Students will analyze and solve problems through the application of concepts from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.

155 - Mathematics Education - BA

AY 2012-2013 Student Learning Outcomes

1. Candidates apply the process of mathematical problem solving.

2. Candidates construct and evaluate mathematical arguments and proofs.

3. Candidates explain and defend their mathematical thinking.

4. Candidates identify and apply mathematics in a variety of contexts.

5. Candidates create, apply, and translate mathematical representations.

6. Candidates select and make use of appropriate technological tools.

7. Candidates demonstrate a positive disposition toward mathematical processes and mathematical learning.

8. Candidates demonstrate knowledge of mathematical pedagogy.

9. Candidates analyze and explain the mathematics that underlies the properties and procedures used for operations on various sets of numbers.

10. Candidates examine relationships among quantities including functions, represent mathematical relationships, and analyze change.

11. Candidates use spatial visualization and geometric modeling to examine and analyze geometric shapes, structures, and their properties.

12. Candidates apply the concepts and demonstrate procedural facility in calculus.

13. Candidates apply the fundamental ideas of discrete mathematics in the formulation and solution of problems.

14. Candidates design investigations, use appropriate data collection methods, test conjectures, display data and interpret results.

15. Candidates apply and use measurement concepts and tools.

16. Candidates complete field-based experiences in mathematics classrooms.