Learning Goals & Objectives

Student Learning Goal 1:

Mathematics majors will perform tasks requiring logical reasoning.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Understand the different types of mathematical statements and how they are used, including definitions, axioms, hypotheses, conclusions, theorems, corollaries, lemmata, and conjectures;
  • Objective B: Understand methods of proof.

Student Learning Goal 2

Mathematics majors will know the content of the fundamental fields of mathematics and can perform tasks requiring complex reasoning.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Use basic skills to manipulate expressions;
  • Objective B: Know the basic definitions and theorems of mathematics;
  • Objective C: Be able to perform tasks requiring complex reasoning.

Student Learning Goal 3

Mathematics majors will advance their understanding and knowledge of mathematics and their ability to convey mathematical concepts through currently available technology.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Information Literacy: Students will use the internet and/or library resources to obtain relevant information concerning historical information or mathematical content in regards to current course or project. Students will be expected to both look up sources and learn to search for their own sources.
  • Objective B: Computation: Students will use computers or graphing calculators to perform labor-intensive calculations and/or create graphical displays. Programs include, but are not limited to, Excel, Minitab (or other statistical software), and Mathematica (or other software).
  • Objective C:  Presentation: Students will use technology for the purpose of elegantly presenting mathematical ideas, theories or results. Technologies include PowerPoint, Prezzi, Jing, Beamer, Latex, Word, and graphical tools.

Student Learning Goal 4

Mathematics majors will communicate mathematical ideas with precision and clarity.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Present mathematical material in writing;
  • Objective B: Present mathematical material orally;
  • Objective C: Explain mathematical material.