Learning Goals

  • Critical Thinking: Develop students’ mathematical and logical reasoning skills and problem solving abilities.
  • Formal Theory: Foster an understanding that mathematics is a logical, deductive system based on definitions, axioms, examples, theorems, and proofs.
  • Application: Improve students’ ability to apply mathematics to a variety of disciplines. Recognize that problems motivate the development of new mathematical theory and methods.
  • Preparation: Equip students with the foundation needed to pursue advanced degrees or careers in business, industry, and education.
  • Communication: Improve students’ expression of mathematical ideas in written and verbal forms.
  • Exploration: Provide students with opportunities for independent projects and research experiences in mathematics.