**The curriculum objectives of the Mathematics program helps students gain basic knowledge and skills to make mathematical contributions to society in the form of pure mathematics or mathematics applied to the other disciplines. **

**Students learn to:**

- Develop effective thinking and communication skills
- Recognize the value of mathematical theory as useful and enlightening in both pure and applied contexts
- Use technology effectively, both as a tool for solving problems and as an aid to exploring mathematical ideas
- Develop facility with visualization, see connections among mathematical areas, and appreciate the power of abstract thinking by combining ideas from linear algebra and calculus.

#### Program Highlights

- Participate in undergraduate research, service learning, and a variety of activities that will enhance your education and prepare you to be successful in your career.
- Work in a close and collaborative atmosphere - classes ranging from 5-25 students.
- Learn about today's most relevant areas of mathematical science, including computer science, applied modeling, and statistics.
- Be prepared to take the actuarial exams.
- Earn your provisional NY State teaching certification.
- Work out math problems with professors and fellow students in the Math Lab.

#### Adolescence Education in Mathematics

As a Daemen Adolescence Education in Math major, you’ll be engaged in both mathematics and education classes throughout your time at Daemen. Students initially concentrate on core math courses that provide them with the knowledge and skills to make mathematical contributions to society through pure mathematics or mathematics applied to other disciplines. Education classes prepare students to have the confidence and preparation for a career in education. Adolescence Education in Mathematics Page

#### Program Information

- The Math Department here provides a close and collaborative atmosphere to its students with classes ranging from 5-25 students per class.
- There are several opportunities for undergraduate research, service learning, and a variety of activities that will enhance your education and prepare you to be successful in whatever career you choose.
- We require, through our Core Curriculum, various skills such as writing and good communication, critical thinking, civic engagement, and high impact learning practices. We also require proficiency in a foreign language and basic programming skills.
- We offer opportunities for minors, such as education, psychology, biology, chemistry, business, philosophy, computer science, and accounting. The mathematics student has an advantage with strong skills in problem-solving, analytical thought, and quantitative reasoning.
- The Math Lab and our campus club AfterMath provide extracurricular opportunities to enjoy and spread our love of mathematics outside of the classroom.

Our curriculum is designed to give the necessary skills for Math majors as outlined by the Mathematical Association of America. For those students who want to supplement their major with job specific qualifications, we offer an ample number of courses and support to help prepare you to take the actuarial exams.

Faculty members work with students to enhance critical thinking in situations involving judgments based on data and stimulate independent thinking that requires research. Students are given opportunities to participate in undergraduate research, service learning, and a variety of activities that will enhance their education, and prepare them for graduate school and careers in the applied mathematics field and education.

The required **Computer Science sequence** teaches students basic computer programming skills needed for almost any job in today's market.

Suggested Course Sequence for Adolescence Education in Mathematics.

### Additional Information

#### Based on MAA Guidelines 2015 www.maa.org

- Develop Effective Thinking and Communication Skills
- Recognize the value of mathematical theory as useful and enlightening in both pure and applied contexts.
- Use technology effectively, both as a tool for solving problems and as an aid to exploring mathematical ideas.
- Develop facility with visualization, see connections among mathematical areas, and appreciate the power of abstract thinking by combining ideas from linear algebra and calculus.
- Read, understand, analyze, and produce proofs at increasing depth as they progress through a major.
- Write a computer program.
- Make connections to historical and contemporary topics and applications both within and beyond the mathematical sciences.
- Acquire mathematical depth and perspective by encountering and employing a variety of mathematical viewpoints: Geometric reasoning and visualization complement algebraic thinking in linear and multivariable calculus
- Complete an

### Career Options

- Market Researcher
- Architect
- Banker
- Computer Analyst
- High School Teacher
- College or University Professor
- Pilot
- Meteorologist
- University or Government Researcher or Statistician
- Actuaries

### Recent Graduates' Jobs and Graduate Programs

- Teachers: Clarence, Lancaster, Star Point, West Seneca, Williamsville and other public schools
- Auditor, U.S. Internal Revenue Service
- Actuary
- Computer Scientist
- Higher Education Administrator
- Master in Mathematics, University at Buffalo
- Ph.D., University of Delaware

### Career Links

##### AfterMath Club

AfterMath is a student group open to all individuals that appreciate and have an interest in mathematics. The club sponsors social activities to bring awareness to the value of math to the community. We invite you to join us for pizza during any of our meetings. Learn More

##### Taylor Heinold

Mathematics

With my mathematics major and computer science minor, I hope to find a career that works with some aspect of programming. Perhaps working on a large scale application used by a company or business, or even creating and maintaining my own application. Read More

**For more information, contact Intisar Hibschweiler, Chair of the Mathematics Department, at ihibschw@daemen.edu or call 716-839-8322.**