# Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

## News and Events

**Hiring**

The Department of Mathematics is currently recruiting two Lecturer positions, to begin Fall 2019 semester. For more information, go to jobs.suu.edu or contact Derek Hein at hein@suu.edu

**MathCounts**

MathCounts will be Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 9:00–2:30 p.m. in the Starlight Room on the SUU campus. For more information, contact Marty Larkin at larkin@emeriti.suu.edu

**State Math Contest**

The State Math Contest is Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in the Ballroom on the SUU campus. Registration is from 8:30-9:15 a.m., with the contest beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be pizza and prizes at noon. For more information, go to https://www.weber.edu/statemathcontest/default.html or contact Jim Brandt at brandt@suu.edu

**Calculus Bee**

The Calculus Bee is on March 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. It will be located in SC 230. (This is two weeks after we get back from Spring Break.) All students are invited. Come enjoy root beer floats, and compete for fabulous prizes and recognition. For more information, contact Gretchen Rimmasch-Meilstrup at rimmaschg@suu.edu

**MAA Conference**

The annual Intermountain Section spring meeting of the Mathematical Association of America is Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, 2019, at the Hunter Conference Center on the SUU campus. All faculty and students are invited. For more information, go to www.suu.edu/maa/ or contact Derek Hein at hein@suu.edu

**Free Math Tutoring for SUU Students**

Peer tutoring in many subjects is available at no charge to SUU students at the Student Success Tutoring & Study Lab in ELC 204.

**When Will I Use Math?**

Ever asked yourself that question? Check out the math website full of answers. Find careers, salaries, tips for success, and more. This site is supported by AMS, MAA, and BYU Math.

*The Department of Mathematics is committed to offering a well-rounded academic program that will enhance the lives of those who take its courses. The demand for mathematical knowledge and skills is high in both industry and education. In secondary schools, the two greatest shortages of qualified teachers across the nation are in mathematics and technology. Also, jobs outlook publications continually rate mathematics as one of the skills most in demand for college graduates, jobs in mathematics and actuarial science continually top lists in job satisfaction surveys.*

**Mathematics Department Mission**, Southern Utah University 2018-2019 General Catalog

## Student Learning Outcomes

**Mathematics and Mathematics Education majors should be able to:**

- Use standard mathematical techniques to solve computational problems.
- Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental mathematical concepts and results in the core content areas.
- Use content knowledge to solve applied and real-world mathematical problems.
- Communicate mathematics effectively using proper notation and terminology.
- Use logical reasoning to construct clear and concise mathematical proofs.