Program Assessment

Student Learning Outcomes

When students complete either the liberal arts mathematics liberal arts major or the mathematics secondary education major they will be able to:

  1. Apply fundamental concepts of algebra, calculus and discrete mathematics to solve mathematical problems.

  2. Use mathematics from multiple areas to solve a mathematical problem.

  3. Read and interpret mathematical essays and valid mathematical proofs.

  4. Present mathematical ideas clearly both orally and in writing.

  5. Utilize technology appropriately in solving mathematical problems.

  6. Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in one area of mathematics.

Where Outcomes Are Being Achieved

Outcomes

1

2

3

4

5

6

Math 166
Calculus I

I

 

 

I

I

I

Math 167
Calculus II

E

I

 

E

R

I

Math 266
Calculus III

E

E

I

E

R

R

Math 236
Discrete Mathematics

E

I

I

R

I

I

Math 256
Linear Algebra

E

I

 

R

R

I

Math 205,
CSIS 162, or
Math 480
Computer Science

E

 

 

 

E

I

I=Introduced
E=Emphasized
R=Reinforced

Assessment Tools used to Measure Outcomes


Mathematics Liberal Arts Program

  1. Core course assessment done by eight questions given on exams in the MATH 266 course (Calculus III.)

  2. Talk presented as part of the senior seminar.

  3. Paper written as part of the senior seminar.

  4. Survey of students in the senior seminar.

Mathematics Secondary Education Program

  1. Core course assessment done by eight questions given on exams in the MATH 266 course (Calculus III.)

  2. Praxis II Mathematics Content Test

  3. Portfolio created as part of techniques course.

  4. Survey of students in the techniques course with student evaluations of teacher education preparation provided by the College of Education and Professional Studies.


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