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Mathematics

The CCA Mathematics Department offers a wide selection of math classes for both those that need to fulfill requirements and those that are pursuing a career path in the exciting field.

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Program Level Outcomes (PLOs)

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains an AS degree in Mathematics from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Interpret information given from formulas, graphs, data, tables, and make inferences.
  • Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
  • Use arithmetic, algebra, geometric and statistical methods to solve problems and check the reasonableness of the results. It should be noted that while these will be assessed within the mathematics department, these are skills that should be developed and strengthened across the CCA curriculum

Program Learning Goals

  • Engage students in sound mathematical thinking and reasoning.
  • Explore multiple representations of topics including graphical, symbolic, numerical, oral, and written.
  • Analyze the structure of real-world problems and plan solution strategies.
  • Develop a mathematical vocabulary by expressing mathematical ideas orally and in writing. 

       Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students should be able to apply mathematical reasoning based on definitions, axioms, and theorems to develop depth and breadth in mathematical knowledge essential to the course/program.  
  • Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to use symbolic, graphical, numerical, and written representations of mathematical ideas in the context of sharing their work.
  • Students should be able to demonstrate good problem-solving habits, including:
    • estimating solutions and recognizing unreasonable results
    • considering a variety of approaches to a given problem, and selecting one that is appropriate
    • interpreting solutions correctly
    • answering the questions that were actually asked
  • Students should be able to communicate mathematical ideas in written, oral, and/or electronic format using the appropriate mathematical language, notation, and style. 

 

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