# Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

## News and Events

**Hiring**

The Department of Mathematics will be recruiting for an Assistant Professor position, to begin Fall 2021 semester. For more information, go to jobs.suu.edu

**MAA Meeting**

The annual meeting of the Intermountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America will be held (virtually) on March 26-27, 2021. Please go to this website for more information.

**MathCounts**

The state-level MathCounts competition will be held virtually on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. MDT. For more information, contact Marty Larkin at larkin@emeriti.suu.edu

**State Math Contest**

State Math Contest was held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in the Ballroom on the SUU campus. Registration was from 8:30-9:15 a.m., with the contest beginning at 9:30 a.m. There was lunch (from Jimmy John's) and prizes at noon. For more information, go to https://www.weber.edu/statemathcontest/default.html or contact Jim Brandt at brandt@suu.edu

**Algebra Bee**

The Algebra Bee was on November 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. It was located in GC 109. All students were invited. They enjoyed root beer floats, and competed for fabulous prizes and recognition. For more information, contact Gretchen Rimmasch-Meilstrup at rimmaschg@suu.edu

**Calculus Bee**

Calculus Bee will be on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in GC 107. For more information, contact Gretchen Rimmasch-Meilstrup at rimmaschg@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.

Also, for advice about jobs and ways to go in math, see weusemath.org.

The Department of Mathematics is committed to helping students and faculty increase their knowledge of mathematics, its applications, and its pedagogy. Our faculty are devoted to supporting student learning through innovative quality educational experiences in general education courses, service courses, and major courses. We provide opportunities for students to develop their problem solving, quantitative reasoning, and logical reasoning skills in a supportive and rigorous learning environment. Our curriculum is designed to help individuals grow intellectually, professionally, and personally while pursuing their academic goals.

**Mathematics Department Mission**, Southern Utah University 2019-2020 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.