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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Associate in Science: Mathematics: Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
  1. Synthesize ideas expressed in mathematical language by a. Demonstrating the ability to understand both written and spoken mathematics. b. Demonstrating a basic understanding of proof. c. Communicating arguments clearly. d. Demonstrating the ability to collaborate in problem solving (i.e. study groups, group projects).
  2. Demonstrate analytical thinking by a. Identifying what a problem is really asking. b. Breaking complex problems into manageable smaller problems. c. Identifying the relationships among verbal, symbolic, graphical and numerical representations within the same problem. d. Solving non-algorithmic problems.
  3. Demonstrate resourcefulness in problem solving by a. Choosing appropriate methods. b. Synthesizing appropriate strategies, techniques or information from prerequisite courses. c. Using alternative representations of mathematical ideas. d. Recognizing and explaining source of errors and impossible solutions.
  4. Employ mathematical strategies with confidence.