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Student works out an equation at the whiteboard while pursuing a Mathematics minor at Curry CollegeIn a world increasingly dependent upon science and technology, the study of mathematics has become evermore important and, in many disciplines, essential. Women and men trained in mathematics are employed in industry, teaching, and research at all levels. Students who study mathematics gain an excellent background for collaboration with professionals in other disciplines, such as economics, business, and criminal justice.

Undergraduate mathematics also serves as an excellent basis for further studies in operations research, statistics, computer science, medicine, and law; in addition to mathematics itself. The Mathematics minor at Curry College provides the foundation for further studies in applied fields and prepares a liberally educated person for related fields in which strong quantitative and problem-solving skills are needed.

Mathematics courses support students majoring in biology, management, nursing, psychology and other areas, and are also available as electives.

Courses you’ll love

Mathematics Modeling:
Integrate your learning about various patterns in data and use them to model phenomena in your major discipline and beyond.

Modern Algebra:
Build your abstract thinking skills and see how structures in mathematics can be understood and generalized to solve real-world problems.

  1. Problem Solving: Students will solve problems using a variety of problem solving strategies. Students will employ problem-solving strategies such as organizing information, drawing diagrams, seeking patterns, working backwards, identifying sub-problems, and solving easier related problems.
  1. Modeling: Students will develop and utilize mathematical models of real-world situations. Students will, in some cases, develop their own models; in others, they will utilize previously developed models. They will use these models to make predictions and decisions.
  1. Reasoning: Students develop mathematical reasoning skills as they learn to support conclusions with sound mathematical arguments. Students will apply various mathematical reasoning techniques to develop and test conjectures, propose examples and counterexamples, and employ probabilistic and statistical reasoning.
  1. Using Technology: Students will use appropriate technology to enhance the problem solving, modeling, and reasoning processes. Students will use technology to enhance their study of mathematics, without it becoming the primary focus of instruction. By relieving the need to emphasize symbolic manipulation and computational skills, technology will enable students to actively investigate mathematical principles and concepts.
  1. Communicating: Students will effectively communicate mathematical ideas and procedures. Students will communicate their understanding of mathematics using appropriate mathematical vocabulary and notation. They will form the habit of interpreting their solutions to problems and describing the process by which these problems were solved.
  1. Connecting With Other Disciplines: Students will examine connections between mathematics and a variety of other disciplines. Students will consider mathematics as a language for the natural sciences and will explore its applications in disciplines such as the social sciences, health sciences, management science, and economics. Mathematics will be presented in the context of applications that help students develop an appreciation of the wide and varied use of mathematics across disciplines.
  1. Research: Students will gain the ability to do research. Students will conduct research having to do with the analysis and solution of real world problems. In-class presentations and term papers pertaining with this research will be assigned in all higher level mathematics courses.

*Adapted from Crossroads in Mathematics: Standards for Introductory Mathematics, American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), 1995.

Caroline McDonald, Harrison Dean, and Ashley Almeida were each given plaques marking their achievements and contributions to mathematics and mathematics education.

Math Students Achieve Excellence In and Beyond the Classroom

Three Curry students were recognized for their outstanding academic performances with awards from the Mathematics area. They regularly supported and challenged their peers in learning and critiquing mathematics both in the classroom and in the community.

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