Everyone struggles with mathematics at some point, but with patience, practice and persistence we learn the principles and skills that will help us move to the next level. Advances in science, technology, social science, business, industry and government are all dependent upon precise analysis of data. A basic understanding of math is essential to all people who will be entering the job market.
Students gain a better understanding of math concepts and processes, giving them the skills and experience necessary to succeed in college and in careers.
Costs to the student can widely vary. General tuition fees and textbook costs apply to every student taking a math course. A graphing calculator is generally recommended for student use. Costs for graphing calculators start at $115.00. Alternatively, students may borrow a graphing calculator form the Mathematics Division for one quarter at no cost.
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Overview of math course sequence
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The mathematics program at Clark College prepares students for successful study at four-year colleges and universities. At the university level, the student may prepare for a career in industry, government, or teaching. Students who intend to enter the job market before graduate school should have exposure to the natural, social, and applied sciences.
A variety of resources are available which help students with differing learning styles understand mathematical concepts. At Clark, computers, graphing calculators and other technology are integrated into classroom teaching.
The math department maintains a Web page that provides information about faculty members, course descriptions and online general advising for selecting a math course. Advice to help students succeed in math courses, along with instructional materials for some math classes, can be found on the website.
The math department staffs several help facilities to assist students on a drop-in basis. Assistance is provided by faculty and trained helpers.
Students who need to brush up on basic math skills will find classes in both the math and developmental education departments that prepare them for success before tackling college-level coursework.
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