Mathematics Department

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Mathematics is a multifaceted subject of great beauty and application. The study of math explores some of the deepest puzzles that have ever been encountered and equips students with a universal language used to study quantities and relationships in all fields.  Through the study of mathematics, students develop the ability to think logically and abstractly.   The problem-solving and computational skills learned are useful for success in any field of study.

 

LATEST NEWS!


 SPRING 2014 SEMESTER

Many mathematics courses will be offered this coming Summer 2014.  The schedule will be announced soon!


 
Student Learning Outcomes

The Mathematics Department at Mission College offers courses at three levels: basic skills, associate’s degree, and transfer. Students completing mathematics courses will be able to:

  • Solve problems using mathematical terminology, symbols, operations, and techniques according to the course content and level of study.
  • Apply technology including calculators and computers to mathematical problems; Improve computational and problem-solving skills.
  • Construct mathematical models of “real life” problems and draw conclusions from these models.
  • Formulate and test mathematical conjectures.
  • Adapt general mathematical techniques to course-specific problems.
  • Display logical thought process
  • Value mathematical ways of thinking.
  • Students will be assessed through written homework, quizzes, tests, and/or oral and written projects.

Highlights:

  • A professional and innovative staff committed to providing the best possible mathematics education, including the use of computers and videos in the teaching of mathematics.
  • A comprehensive mathematics curriculum addressing the needs of both the transfer student and the non-transfer student.
  • A comprehensive offering of online distance learning courses.
  • Comprehensive department site on the college webpage with updated schedule information and details of courses and faculty.

 

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Rick Hobbs
rick.hobbs@wvm.edu
408-855-5325

COUNSELING
408-855-5030

AA DEGREE / CERTIFICATE
AA / AS / AS-T