Mathematics

Transfer Credits. Math requirements for an associate’s degree.

About the program:

The Mathematics Department at Kilgore College offers a comprehensive curriculum to meet the needs of students with diverse skill levels and goals. Several courses also meet the requirements for the Core Curriculum. The department offers developmental mathematics courses for students who need to work on basics skills and algebra to prepare for a better job, a technical certificate or college-level mathematics.

Mathematics Learning Center:

The department provides a Math Learning Center located in the Canterbury Engineering-Science Building Room 228 to assist students in their coursework.  The department offers college-level mathematics for students majoring in a variety of fields such as business, computer science, elementary and secondary education, nursing, biological sciences and engineering.  These courses will satisfy the mathematics requirements for an associate degree and are designed to transfer to a university.

Course information:

Mathematics

Math Courses Offered

The department offers courses in a variety of formats including lecture with an arranged lab, lecture with lab combined, modular, fast-track and web-based. Note: Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in a mathematics course in order to continue in any mathematics sequence.

NCBM 0100. Non-Course-Based Mathematics. (1-0-1)
This is a 4-week class that meets 4 hours per week and is designed to provide first-time-in-college students with a review of mathematics skills necessary for success in college-level mathematics. Students who have scored between 346 and 349 on the TSI Assessment are eligible. F, S, Su (3201045319).

MATH 0142. Statistics Lab. (1-0-1)
Institutional Credit Only. This course is to be paired with a designated MATH 1342 NMP section. This course includes: analysis and interpretations of data, solution-building skills, describing real-world and quantitative relationships with graphs and tables, and appropriate use of technology. Prerequisites: MATH 0406 and concurrent enrollment in selected sections of MATH 1342. Sp (3201045319).

MATH 0304. Pre-Algebra Mathematics. (3-3-1)
Institutional credit only. Developmental course helping students review and strengthen basic skills in arithmetic. This course covers fundamental operations and applications using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, percentages, operations with signed numbers. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test score. Laboratory attendance is required as arranged. Laboratory fee $35. F, Sp, Su (3201045119).

MATH 0305. Modular Mathematics I. (3-3-0)
Institutional credit only. Topics similar to MATH 0304 presented in a modular format. Students work through the modules on a computer with the assistance of an instructor. Students must achieve mastery on each module before progressing to the next module. Since it is a modular approach, students can progress faster through material that is familiar and reserve more time for material that is new. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test score. Laboratory fee $35. F,Sp,Su (3201045119).

MATH 0306. Beginning Algebra. (3-3-1)
Institutional credit only. This course reviews basic algebra skills. Topics include operations with real numbers, solving equations and inequalities, graphs of linear equations and inequalities, writing equations of lines, functions, solving systems of linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomials, and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 0304 or MATH 0305 or appropriate placement score. Laboratory attendance is required as arranged. Laboratory fee $35. F,Sp, Su (3201045119).

MATH 0307. Modular Mathematics II. (3-3-0)
Institutional credit only. Topics similar to MATH 0306 presented in a modular format. Students work through the modules on a computer with the assistance of an instructor. Students must achieve mastery on each module before progressing to the next module. Since it is a modular approach, students can progress faster through material that is familiar and reserve more time for material that is new. Prerequisites: MATH 0304 or MATH 0305 or an appropriate placement test score. Laboratory fee $35. F,Sp,Su (3201045119).

MATH 0308. Intermediate Algebra. (3-3-1)
Institutional credit only. This course will cover additional topics from algebra including factoring polynomials, rational expressions; solving more equations and inequalities; radical expressions and equations; complex numbers; solving quadratic equations; and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 0306 or MATH 0307 or appropriate placement score. Laboratory attendance is required as arranged. Students must be eligible to enroll in READING 0308. Laboratory fee $35. F, Sp, Su (320105219).

MATH 0309. Modular Mathematics III. (3-3-0)
Institutional credit only. Topics similar to MATH 0308 presented in a modular format. Students work through the modules on a computer with the assistance of an instructor. Students must achieve mastery on each module before progressing to the next module. Since it is a modular approach, students can progress faster through material that is familiar and reserve more time for material that is new. Prerequisites: High School Algebra I and an appropriate placement test score or MATH 0306 or MATH 0307. Students must be eligible to enroll in READ 0308. Laboratory fee $35. F,Sp,Su (3201045219).

MATH 0406. Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning. (4-4-0)
This course surveys a variety of mathematical topics needed to prepare students for college level statistics. Topics include: numeracy with emphasis on estimation and fluency with large numbers; evaluating expressions and formulas; rates, ratios, and proportions; percentages; solving equations; linear models; data interpretations including graphs and tables; verbal, algebraic and graphical representations of functions; exponential models. This course is not for college-level credit. Students in this course are required to take a student success course: EDUC 1300. The successful student will be expected to take MATH 1342 in the spring. Prerequisite: MATH 0304 or MATH 0305 or an appropriate placement test score. Students should be eligible to take READ 0306. F, (3201045119).

MATH 1314. College Algebra. (3-3-0)
This course is an in-depth study and application of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included. An instructor approved graphing calculator will be required. Prerequisite: TSI Complete. F, Sp, Su (2701015419).

MATH 1316. Trigonometry. (3-3-0)
In-depth study and applications of trigonometry including definitions, identities, inverse functions, solutions of equations, graphing, and solving triangles. Additional topics such as vectors, polar coordinates and parametric equations may be included. An instructor approved graphing calculator will be required. Prerequisite: MATH 1314 or appropriate score on an additional test required by the mathematics department. F, Sp, Su (2701015319).

MATH 1324. Finite Mathematics. (3-3-0)
The application of common algebraic functions, including polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational, to problems in business, economics, and the social sciences are addressed. The applications include mathematics of finance, including simple and compound interest and annuities; systems of linear equations; matrices; linear programming; and probability, including expected value. The content level of MATH 1324 is at or above the level of college algebra, MATH 1314. An instructor-approved graphing calculator will be required. Prerequisite: TSI Complete F, Sp, Su (2703015219).

MATH 1325. Calculus for Business and Economics. (3-3-0)
This course is the basic study of limits and continuity, differentiation, graphing and optimization, and integration of elementary functions, with emphasis on applications in business, economics, and social sciences. This course is not a substitute for MATH 2413, Calculus I. Prerequisites: MATH 1314 or MATH 1324 or special permission of the department chairperson. Sp, Su (2703015219).

MATH 1333. Mathematical Topics. (3-3-0)
This course will cover contemporary mathematical topics which may include introductory treatments of sets, logic, probability and statistics, math of finance, number theory and number systems. Appropriate applications are included. Prerequisite: TSI complete. F, Sp, Su (2701015119)

MATH 1342. Introduction to Probability and Statistics. (3-3-0)
This course is a study of collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Prerequisites: TSI complete. An instructor-approved graphing calculator will be required. F, Sp, Su (2705015119).

MATH 1350. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I. (3-3-0)
This course is for elementary education majors and includes the study of sets, functions, numeration systems, number theory, and properties of the natural numbers, integers, rational and real number systems with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. Prerequisite: MATH 1314 or an appropriate score on an additional test required by the mathematics department. F, Su (2701015619).

MATH 1351. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II. (3-3-0)
This course is for elementary education majors and includes the study of geometry, probability, and statistics, as well as applications of the algebraic properties of real numbers to concepts of measurement with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. Prerequisite: MATH 1314 or an appropriate score on an additional test required by the mathematics department. Sp, Su (2701015619).

MATH 2318. Linear Algebra. (3-3-0)
A study of matrices and matrix algebra, determinants, systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, Eigen values and eigenvectors, linear transformations, and finite dimensional vector spaces. An instructor-approved graphing calculator will be required. Students will utilize MAPLE software to solve selected problems. Prerequisite: MATH 2413. F (2701016119).

MATH 2320. Differential Equations. (3-3-0)
An introductory course in differential equations that includes the study of first and second order equations, linear equations, linear systems of equations, series solutions of nonlinear equations, the Laplace transform, and applications from a variety of fields. An instructor approved graphing calculator will be required. Students will utilize MAPLE software to solve selected problems. Prerequisite: MATH 2414. Su (2703015119).

MATH 2412. Pre-Calculus. (4-4.5-0)
In-depth combined study of algebra, trigonometry, and other topics for calculus readiness. An instructorapproved graphing calculator will be required. Prerequisite: TSI complete and four years of college-preparatory mathematics including trigonometry. F (2701015819).

MATH 2413. Calculus I. (4-4.5-0)
Limits and continuity; definition of the derivative of a function and techniques of differentiation of algebraic, trigonometric, and transcendental functions; applications of the derivative to maximizing and minimizing a function; the chain rule, mean value theorem, and rate of change problems; curve sketching; definite and indefinite integration of functions; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; applications to calculation of areas. An instructor approved graphing calculator is required. Students will utilize MAPLE software to solve selected problems. Prerequisites: Math 1314 and Math 1316, or Math 2412, or an appropriate score on an additional test required by the mathematics department. F, Sp, Su (2701015919).

MATH 2414. Calculus II. (4-4.5-0)
A study of applications of integration, techniques of integration; sequences and series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations. An instructor-approved graphing calculator will be required. Students will utilize MAPLE software to solve selected problems. Prerequisite: Math 2413. F, Sp (2701015919).

MATH 2415. Calculus III. (4-4.5-0)
Advanced topics in calculus, including vectors and vector-valued functions, partial differentiation, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals, and Jacobians; application of the line integral, including Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and Stokes' Theorem. An instructor-approved graphing calculator will be required. Students will utilize MAPLE to solve selected problems. Prerequisite: Math 2414. Sp (2701015919).

Texas Success Initiative

The TSI Assessment (Texas State Initiative Assessment) is a state test that covers reading, writing and mathematics skills. This test is administered to all students entering college in Texas unless otherwise exempt.  See catalog for exemptions.   If a student fails one or more sections of either test, they will be required to take developmental coursework in the area(s) of deficiency. 

Online Courses Offered

The Mathematics Department offers the following mathematics courses online:

  • MATH 1314
  • MATH 1316
  • MATH 1333
  • MATH 1342
  • MATH 1350
  • MATH 1351
Hybrid Courses Offered

Math 1342 and Math 1314 are taught in a hybrid format with instruction in the classroom and online.

Formats of Instruction Offered

The mathematics department offers a variety of instructional formats in addition to the traditional lecture format.  These include:

Lecture with Arranged Lab Format:

Format: A 3-hour weekly lecture meeting for 50 minutes 3 times per week or 80 minutes twice a week.  A 1-hour weekly mandatory lab component is a part of the class requirement for Math 0304, Math 0306 and Math 0308.  The lab component takes place in the Math Learning Center in the Engineering Science Building, with student access to 40 computers and experienced math instructors and student tutors. Lab time is arranged at the student’s convenience.

Advantages: The lecture component of the class is delivered in a traditional format that is familiar to most students.  The lab component gives the student a quiet place to complete homework and on-line assignments, while having access to math instructors and student tutors.  The MLC operating hours allow the student to have some degree of flexibility in scheduling their lab time.

Disadvantages: The primary disadvantage to this traditional ‘lecture with arranged lab’ setup is that the student must conscientiously plan their lab time.

Target Students: This course will benefit students who need some flexibility in scheduling their lab time.

Courses Offered: Math 0304, Math 0306, and Math 0308

Combined Lecture with Lab Format:

Format: This format is offered for Math 0304, Math 0306, and Math 0308 in Longview where there is no open lab.  One hour lab time is scheduled each week with the instructor after the lecture.

Advantages: Required lab-time is scheduled so  students do not have to find time in their schedule to attend lab.  Material retention will ideally be higher given that students do their daily assignments immediately following the delivery of the material.  The  instructor is available to answer students’ questions during lab giving students support and consistency in instruction.

Disadvantages: Students need to be aware of scheduling conflicts given that these courses meet for a longer period than normal courses.   Students must also be prepared to focus on their work for the full length of each class meeting.

Target Students: This course will be beneficial to students needing structure.

Courses Offered: MATH 0306, MATH 0304, and Math 0308

Fast Track Instructional Format:

The fast track instructional format is used for various combinations of courses.  With this format, the first course is completed in an eight week semester with six lecture hours per week.  Classes meet Monday through Friday.  The second course is completed in the remaining  eight weeks of each 16-week semester.

Due to the fast pace of the coursework, only students who are self-motivated and disciplined should consider taking fast track classes.

Web-Based Instructional Format:

The web-based instructional format is used for MATH 0308, MATH 1333, MATH 1342, MATH 1314, MATH 1316, MATH 1350, and MATH 1351.  With this format, the same course one would take in a traditional classroom setting is completed on-line over a regular 16 week semester using My Math Lab Software through www.pearsonmylab.com.   Most testing will take place at an approved testing center.  Also, some assignments will be submitted to the instructor via e-mail or fax. Communication between the student and instructor is primarily via e-mail.  The role of the instructor will be one primarily of facilitator.  The instructor will be available to answer questions, provide learning/testing materials, and monitor the student’s progress.  Students who cannot attend classes on campus should consider taking a web-based math class.   Because the majority of the coursework will be completed on the student’s schedule while meeting due dates, only students who are self-motivated, disciplined, and have a strong mathematics background should consider taking web-based courses.   Also, only students who have access to a relatively new computer with high speed internet should consider taking an online course.

Hybrid Format:

Math 1314 and Math 1342 are offered in a hybrid format where instruction is offered in the classroom and on-line.  Testing is done in the testing center on Kilgore or Longview campus. This is a  good option for students who want instructor interaction along with the flexibility of an online class.

Modular  Format:

The mathematics department offers all three levels of developmental mathematics in a modular format.  These courses are Math 0305, Math 0307, and Math 0309 which have similar content to Math 0304, Math 0306, and Math 0308, respectively.  Course material is divided into small modules.  Students take a pre-test over a module.  If they score below 75% on the pre-test, they work through the topics in the module by watching and taking notes on a video and completing the homework at 80% mastery level.  After completing all the topics, students then take a post-test over the material.  They must score 75% to be able to progress to the next module. If they don’t score 75%, they talk to their instructor and complete a study plan in order to retake the post-test. Students will take a mid-term and final exam that will each count 20%.

Advantages: Students may complete modules at a faster rate if the material is familiar and take more time in modules that are more difficult.  Students could complete more than one course in a semester.  Should students need to repeat a course, they are able to carry over the modules that they have completed (the previous semester) and work on only the modules that they need.

Disadvantages: Although students will have a weekly schedule and contact with the instructor to help them stay on track, if students lack the discipline to work on the course and complete the modules, they will not be successful in the course.

Targeted Students: Students who need a quick review can work through the courses at a fast pace while students that struggle with math will have the opportunity to slow down (within reason) to master the content.  Students that are repeating a course would benefit from taking a modular course.

Math Sequences

The Mathematics Department offers several courses in sequence to satisfy particular degree plans.  See the individual course listings for more information.

Calculus and Differential Equations:  The calculus sequence has three 4- hour courses (MATH 2413, MATH 2414, and MATH 2415).   Differential equations  is a 3-hour course that is only offered in the summer.  These courses are for mathematics, engineering, and physics majors who will take the entire sequence, as well as other science majors such as chemistry, biological sciences such as pre-med., pre-dent, etc. who will take Calculus I and maybe Calculus II.

Precalculus:  These courses are College Algebra (MATH 1314), Trigonometry (MATH 1316), and Precalculus (MATH 2412) and are designed to prepare students for the study of calculus. MATH 1314 and MATH 1316 are 3-hour courses that also meets the needs of students that just need 3-6 hours of mathematics to satisfy the general education requirement for most degree plans.  After completion of College Algebra and Trigonometry, the student may take Calculus I.  MATH 2412 is a 4-hour accelerated course that is essentially College Algebra and Trigonometry together in one course.  This course is specifically designed for the strong mathematics student coming out of high school who needs to review topics from algebra and trigonometry before beginning the calculus sequence.

Business:  The Finite Mathematics and  Business Calculus sequence (MATH 1324 and MATH 1325) is provided for business, finance, and accounting majors.

General:  Mathematical Topics, MATH 1333, is a course that is provided for liberal or fine arts majors or for students who are working toward an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Education:  The Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I and II sequence (MATH 1350 and MATH 1351) is designed specifically for students planning to teach at the elementary level.  These courses do not have to be taken sequentially and do require College Algebra as a prerequisite.

Statistics:  Introduction to Probability and Statistics (MATH 1342) is a course for many students majoring nursing or social science fields.  This course does not require College Algebra as a prerequisite and will count as a 3-hour mathematics requirement for the associate degree.

Developmental:  The developmental mathematics courses are designed to prepare students for college level mathematics.  The sequence consists of Pre-Algebra (MATH 0304), Beginning Algebra (MATH 0306), and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0308).  All students are placed into the appropriate course the TSI Assessment.  After completing the sequence, students will have the necessary mathematics skills to be successful in whichever college level mathematics course is required in their degree plan.  Developmental courses are also offered in a modular format:  MATH 0305, MATH 0307, andMATH 0309.

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Mathematics:

Mariann Baker
Department Chair
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8645
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES), 207
Sarah Booker
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8142
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES)
Jerry Fuller
Instructor, Mathematics and Physics
Phone:
(903) 983-8646
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES), 335
Mary Kates
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8246
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES), 223
Dann McDonald
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8244
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES), 336
Dr. Alan Morris
Instructor
Mathematics and Engineering
Phone:
(903) 983-8644
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES), 336
Ann Thrower
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8247
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES), 307
Nina Verheyden
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8250
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES), 208
Brandon Walker
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7509
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES), 304
Stephanie Walker
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7437
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES), 217
Nate Whitten
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8345
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES), 240
Matthew Wickes
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-7455
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES), 219
Paige Wood
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8246
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES), 222
Susan Yellott
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8254
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (ES), 309