Mathematics

Dean:  Dr. Edward Kremer

Coordinator:  Michele Bach

Mission

The mission of the Mathematics Department is to support the College mission (1) by providing general education courses in mathematics for transfer programs and career programs and (2) by providing developmental mathematics courses that prepare students for college level mathematics. The focus is on facilitating learning experiences so students can maximize their learning of mathematics in an accessible and supportive learning environment. Interwoven in mathematics classes are activities based on 21st century learning outcomes: communication, computation, critical reasoning, technology and information management, community and civic responsibility, and personal and interpersonal skills.

The faculty teaches students who have a wide range of abilities and needs. Through introductory courses, opportunities are provided for students to learn the basic skills of mathematics. Through upper level courses, opportunities are provided for students to expand their foundations in mathematics and to meet the requirements of their major areas of study. In all courses, opportunities are provided for students to learn effective use of mathematics in their daily lives.

Enrollment in Mathematics Courses

The mathematics curriculum is designed to enable students to progress from basic arithmetic through differential equations as needed for their course of study. Since the transferability of courses depends on each four-year institution, students must consult their KCKCC advisors and the transfer institutions to determine which courses are needed. It is the student’s responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by the transfer institution.

Mandatory Evaluation and Mandatory Placement were adopted by the Kansas City Kansas Board of Trustees on June 12, 2001. First-time college students who have taken the ACT or SAT within the last 24 months may be exempt from taking the placement evaluation in Reading and Writing if their score is ACT 23/SAT 575 in Reading and English. First-time college students who have taken the ACT or SAT within the last 24 months may be exempt from taking the placement evaluation in Math if their score is ACT 23/SAT 575 or higher in math.

These math scores are to be used for placement in math classes only for first-time college students or students who have never taken a math class at any college.
 

COMPASS Math Test Scores

Pre-Algebra Test

0 to 45 MATH 0097–Math Essentials if Reading is 35+
46 to 100 MATH 0099–Elementary Algebra if Reading is 56+
   

Algebra Test

0 to 45 MATH 0099–Elementary Algebra if Reading is 56+
46 to 65 MATH0104–Intermediate
66 to 100 MATH0105–College Algebra
   

College Algebra Test

0 to 45 MATH0105–College Algebra
46 to 100 Student may enroll in any math class