We endeavor to build the capacity—in learning and in thinking—of each of our students with diverse academic backgrounds for their future. The Mathematics Department strives to provide exemplary developmental and undergraduate courses to meet the mathematical needs of every student at all skill levels.We offer a student-centered learning environment where we nurture our students to rebuild their confidence in mathematics by providing a “second chance” learning opportunity. Each of our courses provides a foundation in reasoning skills, quantitative literacy, as well as critical and independent thinking, as needed for most other disciplines. Each of these skills is also important for the students to make their best contributions to the modern society.
Our goal is to provide equal opportunity and learning environment conducive for our students to build their knowledge base, thinking capacity and confidence through each course so that they may succeed in subsequent courses throughout their learning career. We achieve this goal by:
Maintaining excellent full-time and part-time math faculty
Offer math courses that support our students achieving their academic, professional, and career goals regardless of where they begin their math sequence
Infuse relevant applications of mathematics throughout the curriculum where appropriate
Maximize the use of technology to support learning
Develop and offer alternative modes of instruction to meet the diverse learning needs of our students so that all students can progress toward achieving their goals
Work in conjunction with other units of the college to offer support services that meet the math learning needs of our students
The Mathematics Department at Middlesex has made it a priority to adopt OER materials in our classes. This ensures that students get quality course materials at an affordable cost. The following classes use OER materials:
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