# Outcomes Assessment

## Mathematics graduates will:

- Prove theorems and construct counterexamples of reasonable difficulty in analysis, abstract algebra, and other mathematical areas.
- Use techniques of calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and linear algebra.
- Effectively communicate mathematical ideas.
- Model problems mathematically and apply appropriate techniques to analyze them.
- Apply mathematics outside the classroom.

## In addition to meeting the outcomes identified above, mathematics majors gaining certification to teach in grades 5-12 will:

- Prove theorems and construct counterexamples in geometry.
- Solve problems and explain solution methods making use of tools from probability, statistics, and circlerete mathematics.
- Write algorithms and implement technology to model and solve problems.
- Meet the ISU Teacher Education Standards

## ASSESSMENT MEASURES

Prove theorems and construct counterexamples of reasonable difficulty in of analysis, abstract algebra, and other mathematical areas.

## Relevant courses:

Math 301, 302, 304, 314, 331, 317, 350, 414, 415, 435, 436, 439

## Assessment:

- Mathematics senior surveys or interviews
- Mathematics alumni survey
- Performance on designated test questions in relevant courses.
- Survey of relevant course instructors
- Grades in relevant courses

## Outcome:

Use techniques of calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra.

## Relevant courses:

Math 165, 166, 265, 266, 267, 317

## Assessment:

- Mathematics senior surveys or interviews
- Mathematics alumni survey
- Performance on designated test questions in relevant courses.
- Survey of relevant course instructors
- Grades in relevant courses

## Outcome:

Effectively communicate mathematical ideas.

## Relevant courses:

Math 201, 491, 492, English 250, 302, 305, 309, 314.

## Assessment:

- Mathematics senior surveys or interviews
- Mathematics alumni survey
- Survey of Math 492 instructors
- Grades in relevant courses

## Outcome:

Model problems mathematically and apply appropriate techniques to analyze them.

## Relevant courses:

All math courses.

## Assessment:

- Mathematics senior surveys or interviews
- Mathematics alumni survey
- Performance on designated test questions in relevant courses.
- Survey of instructors
- Grades in relevant courses

## Outcome:

Apply mathematics outside the classroom.

## Assessment:

- Mathematics senior surveys or interviews
- Mathematics alumni survey
- Number of majors who obtain employment or research experience in mathematics while undergraduates (e.g., internships or research at a university or national lab)
- Number of graduates who obtain jobs in industry or government using mathematics