Mathematics and Statistics

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The Department offers a wide variety of mathematics and statistics courses, ranging from the developmental and remedial level to the first two years of college or university. The courses support the development of basic skills mathematics, as well as support a variety of certificate programs and associate's degrees. The courses also prepare students to transfer to a college or university to major in mathematics, engineering, the physical or life sciences, business, liberal studies, and a host of other majors.

What's Happening in the Mathematics and Statistics Department

Math Club: The Math Club meets every Friday, 9:00-11:00 am, in the Hard Math Cafe (room 700). Here is a link to the Math Club Website. Email for more information.

Past Events

Student Mathematics League Competition (AKA the AMATYC test): Friday, October 25, 2019, noon to 1:00 PM in room 843. Here is the current AMATYC Test flyer. You can also visit the Student Mathematics League web page for more information.

History of Math Writing Contest: Submissions are due November 7, 2019. The contest is open to all students in Spring, Summer, and Fall 2019. See the History of Math Writing Contest Flyer for more details.

Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month Activities:  Activities will be held in the Hard Math Cafe Annex (room 702) starting Monday, April 8 until Friday, April 26 (here is the flyer). Each day has a new activity that students can win a raffle ticket for completing. There are a lot of cool prizes (such as calculators, school supplies, fun math t-shirts, a math clock, and we're supposed to get Starbucks gift cards too). Each day of the week has a different theme. Here is what the schedule will look like:

  • Mondays: Students complete worksheets (some will be time-based)
  • Tuesdays: Students draw up a lesson of a topic they are learning in class that week (or another topic that I have chosen)
  • Wednesdays: Students complete 2 questions to earn one raffle for each 
  • Thursdays: Students compete in speed arithmetic challenges (each week will get increasingly more difficult)
  • Fridays: Students can participate in a Probability Dice game
    • Raffle at 12:00 PM

Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month Film Festival: There will be three films shown in April. All movies start at 4:00 p.m. in room M-846 (here's the film festival flyer). Also visit for more details about Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. 

  • Monday, April 15. Rise of the Hackers
  • Monday, April 22. A Brilliant Young Mind
  • Monday, April 29. Big Dreams--Young Women Entering STEM Fields

2018 Math Poetry Contest: Submission due by Wednesday, March 21. See the Math Poetry Contest Flyer for more details.

Pie Day Festivities: Wednesday, 3/14, in the quad (weather permitting, otherwise it will be held in the library lobby). The event will include pie for sale by the slice, raffles to win prizes, a Pi memorization contest, and a Scavenger hunt. Here is a Pi Day Flyer with more information and a Pi Memorization flyer.

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