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. The department offers developmental mathematics for students who are not TSI Complete and college-level mathematics for students majoring in a variety of fields.  The college-level courses will satisfy the mathematics requirements for an associate degree and are designed to transfer to a university.  Several courses also meet the requirements for the Core Curriculum.

Math 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 MLC has tutors available to assist with developmental courses and computers for students to use to work on math homework.

Placement Guidelines:

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 they are exempt due to a TAKS Score, SAT Score, ACT Score, or some other type of exemption (See the Course Catalog for a complete list).  If a student fails one or more sections of the TSI Assessment, they will be required to take developmental coursework in the area(s) of deficiency.   Please view the flowchart for specific test scores and sequences of courses.

KC Math Pathways:

This is for students who are not TSI Complete in Math.  Students who have passed Beginning Algebra (MATH 0306 or MATH 0307) with at least a C or whose TSI scores are 343 – 349 may take MATH 1314 (College Algebra) along with MATH 0214 (two hour support course), MATH 1324 (Math for Business) along with MATH 0224 (two hour support course), MATH 1332 (Contemporary Math) along with MATH 0132 (one hour support course), or MATH 1342 (Statistics) along with MATH 0142 (one hour support course).  Students should choose the math course appropriate for their major.  For more information please see the math pathways flowchart.

Summer Bridge Program:

This program is designed to minimize or eliminate the need to take developmental mathematics for students entering college for the first time.   It is typically offered at the end of the second summer semester for 12 days.   Students should have completed summer orientation, taken the TSI Assessment, and have a schedule for the fall.  At the conclusion of the Summer Bridge, students will retest and their schedules will be changed as needed based on new placement scores.  The program is free of charge.   To apply for the program please contact Brandon Walker at bwalker@kilgore.edu or (903) 988-7509 or David Rangel at drangel@kilgore.edu or 903-988-7437.


Course Information:

Mathematics

Formats Offered

The mathematics department offers a variety of instructional formats. These include:

Modular Format:

Beginning Fall 2018, The mathematics department will offer one level of developmental mathematics in a modular format.  This course is Beginning Algebra (MATH 0307).  All other developmental courses will be support courses for the appropriate college level course (See KC Math Pathways note above).  MATH 0307 will be offered in a computer lab with an instructor.  The instructor does not lecture and students will be expected to follow a minimum pacing schedule.  Course material is divided into small modules.  Students watch videos over various topics, while taking notes, and then complete homework on-line.   After completing all the topics in a module, students take a test over the material.  Students will be allowed to retest once over each module.  Students may complete modules at a faster rate if the material is familiar, but a minimum pacing schedule must be followed.  

Lecture Format:

This is a very traditional format and is familiar to most students.  Students will do all their instruction in class and complete homework outside of class.  Tests will be taken in class with the instructor.  Students who need the face to face interaction with an instructor should consider this format. 

Web-Based Instructional Format:

With this format, the same course one would take in a traditional classroom setting is completed on-line over a regular 16 week semester (some web courses are eight weeks) using My Math Lab Software through www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com.  Most testing will take place at an approved testing center or via Proctor U.  Also, some assignments will be submitted to the instructor via e-mail.  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:

Instruction is offered in the classroom one day a week (typically at night) for 80 minutes and on-line.  Testing is done in the classroom with the instructor. This is a good option for students who want instructor interaction along with the flexibility of an online class.

Courses Offered

Note:  Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in a mathematics course in order to continue in any mathematics sequence.


MATH 0107. (NT)       
Developmental Mathematics (BASE NCBO)    (0-0-1)
The BASE NCBO supports students in developing skills, strategies, and reasoning needed to succeed in mathematics, including communication and appropriate use of technology. Topics include the study of numeracy and the real number system; algebraic concepts, notation and reasoning; quantitative relationships; mathematical models; and problem solving. This intervention is designed specifically for students assessed at BASE levels 3-4 and must be part of a student’s co-enrollment (co-requisite) enrollment in MATH 0307: as a mainstreamed intensifier providing contact hours for additional, just-in-time instructional support for the student’s success in Beginning Algebra, or as a contextualized and/or integrated basic skills instructional support for a Career/Technical Education course.  An additional hour of lab time is required each week in the Math Learning Center.  F, Sp, Su. (3201045519).

MATH 0132. (NT)
Contemporary Mathematics Support Course    (1-1-0)
Institutional Credit Only. This course is designed to strengthen mathematical skills and concepts included in MATH 1332.  It serves as a co-requisite to MATH 1332 for students who are not TSI-complete in mathematics.  Prerequisites: C or better in Beginning Algebra (MATH 0306 or MATH 0307) or TSI score of 343-349.  Also, students must enroll concurrently into specified MATH 1332 section. F, Sp, Su (3201045319).
Format offered:  Lecture

MATH 0142. (NT)
Elementary Statistical Methods Support Course    (1-1-0)
Institutional Credit Only. This course is designed to strengthen mathematical skills and concepts included in MATH 1342.  It serves as a co-requisite to MATH 1342 for students who are not TSI-complete in mathematics.  Prerequisites: C or better in Beginning Algebra (MATH 0306 or MATH 0307) or TSI score of 343-349.  Also, students must enroll concurrently into specified MATH 1342 section. F, Sp, Su (3201045319).
Format offered:  Lecture

MATH 0214. (NT)
College Algebra Support Course    (2-2-0)
Institutional Credit Only. This course is designed to strengthen mathematical skills and concepts included in MATH 1314.  It serves as a co-requisite to MATH 1314 for students who are not TSI-complete in mathematics.  Prerequisites: C or better in Beginning Algebra (MATH 0306 or MATH 0307) or TSI score of 343-349.  Also, students must enroll concurrently into specified MATH 1314 section. F, Sp, Su (3201045319).
Format offered:  Lecture

MATH 0224. (NT)
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences Support Course (2-2-0)
Institutional Credit Only. This course is designed to strengthen mathematical skills and concepts included in MATH 1324.  It serves as a co-requisite to MATH 1324 for students who are not TSI-complete in mathematics.  Prerequisites: C or better in Beginning Algebra (MATH 0306 or MATH 0307) or TSI score of 343-349.  Also, students must enroll concurrently into specified 1324 section. F, Sp, Su (3201045319).
Format offered:  Lecture

MATH 0307. (NT)
Beginning Algebra (Modular Format)    (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. Topics will be 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.  One hour of lab time is required each week in the Math Learning Center.  Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test score. Course fee $50. F, Sp, Su (3201045119).
Format offered:  Modular
Note: Once a student completes MATH 0307 with at least a C, they are eligible to take the appropriate college level course along with the designated support course.

MATH 1314. (T)
College Algebra    (3-3-0)
In-depth study and applications 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).
Format offered:  Lecture, Web and Hybrid
Note: For Pathways sections of MATH 1314, pre-requisite is C or better in Beginning Algebra (MATH 0306 or MATH 0307) or TSI score of 343-349.  Also, students must enroll concurrently into specified MATH 0214 section. 

MATH 1316. (T)
Plane 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).
Format offered:  Lecture

MATH 1324. (T)
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences    (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).
Format offered:  Lecture, Web (8 weeks)
Note: For Pathways sections of MATH 1324, pre-requisite is C or better in Beginning Algebra (MATH 0306 or MATH 0307) or TSI score of 343-349. Also, students must enroll concurrently into specified MATH 0224 section. 

MATH 1325. (T)
Calculus for Business and Social Sciences    (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. F, Sp, Su (27.0301.5319).
Format offered:  Lecture, Web (8 weeks)

MATH 1332. (T)
Contemporary Mathematics    (3-3-0)
Intended for Non STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors. Topics include introductory treatments of sets and logic, financial mathematics, probability and statistics with appropriate applications. Number sense, proportional reasoning, estimation, technology, and communication should be embedded throughout the course. Additional topics may be covered. Prerequisite: TSI complete.  F, Sp, Su (27.0101.5119)
Format offered:  Lecture, Web
Note: For Pathways sections of MATH 1332, pre-requisite is C or better in Beginning Algebra (MATH 0306 or MATH 0307) or TSI score of 343-349. Also, students must enroll concurrently into specified MATH 0132 section. 

MATH 1342. (T)
Elementary Statistical Methods    (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 (27.0501.5119).
Format offered:  Lecture, Web, and Hybrid
Note: For Pathways sections of MATH 1342, pre-requisite is C or better in Beginning Algebra (MATH 0306 or MATH 0307) or TSI score of 343-349.  Also, students must enroll concurrently into specified MATH 0142 section. 

MATH 1350. (T)
Mathematics for Teachers I (3-3-0)
This course is intended to build or reinforce a foundation in fundamental mathematics and skills.  It includes the development of the following:  sets, functions, numeration systems, number theory, and properties of the various 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, Sp, Su (2701015619).
Format offered:  Lecture, Web (8 weeks)

MATH 1351. (T)
Mathematics for Teachers II    (3-3-0)
This course is intended to build or reinforce a foundation in fundamental mathematics concepts of geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics 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, Sp, Su (2701015719).
Format offered:  Lecture, Web (8 weeks)

MATH 2318. (T)
Linear Algebra    (3-3-0)
Introduces and provides models for application of the concepts of vector algebra. Topics include finite dimensional vector spaces and their geometric significance; representing and solving systems of linear equations using multiple methods, including Gaussian elimination and matrix inversion; matrices; determinants; linear transformations; quadratic forms; eigenvalues and eigenvector; and applications in science and engineering.  An instructor-approved graphing calculator will be required. Students will utilize MAPLE software to solve selected problems. Prerequisite: MATH 2414. F (2701016319).
Format offered:  Lecture

MATH 2320. (T)
Differential Equations    (3-3-0)
Ordinary differential equations, including linear equations, systems of equations, equations with variable coefficients, existence and uniqueness of solutions, series solutions, singular points, transform methods and boundary value problems; applications of differential equations to real-world problems. An instructor approved graphing calculator will be required. Students will utilize MAPLE software to solve selected problems. Prerequisite: MATH 2414. Su (27.0101.6419).
Format offered:  Lecture

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

MATH 2413. (T)
Calculus I   (4-4.5-0)
Limits and continuity; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; definition of the derivative of a function and techniques of differentiation; applications of the derivative to maximizing or minimizing a function; the chain rule, mean value theorem, and rate of change problems; curve sketching; definite and indefinite integration of algebraic, trigonometric and transcendental functions, with an application 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 (27.0101.5919).
Format offered:  Lecture

MATH 2414. (T)        
Calculus II    (4-4.5-0)

Differentiation and integration of transcendental functions; parametric equations and polar coordinates; techniques of integration; sequences and series; improper integrals. An instructor-approved graphing calculator will be required. Students will utilize MAPLE software to solve selected problems. Prerequisite: Math 2413. F, Sp (27.0101.6019).
Format offered:  Lecture

MATH 2415. (T)
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 (27.0101.6119).
Format offered:  Lecture

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.

Pre-calculus: 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 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences and Calculus for Business and Social Sciences sequence (MATH 1324 and MATH 1325) is provided for business, finance, and accounting majors. If the student plans on transferring, they should check with that school for their specific math degree requirements.

General: Contemporary Mathematics, MATH 1332, 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 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: Elementary Statistical Methods (MATH 1342) is a course for many students majoring in nursing or social sciences. 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 Beginning Algebra (MATH 0307) followed by one of the designated support courses.  See Pathways information above.  All students are placed into the appropriate course based upon the TSI Assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Mathematics:

Brandon Walker
Department Chair, Instructor
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7509
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 209
Schlunda Hall
Support Assistant
Arts and Mathematical Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8222
Office:
Old Main Building (OMAIN), 102
Sarah Booker
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8142
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 222
Christopher Brandt
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7538
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 305
Kayla Cook
Instructor
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8245
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 310
Gin Germany
Instructor
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8250
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 306
Mary Kates
Coordinator, Math Learning Center
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 988-3767
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 223
Dann McDonald
Instructor, Mathematics & Physics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8244
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 336
David Rangel
Assistant Dept. Chair
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7437
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 308
Ann Thrower
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8247
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 307
Matthew Wickes
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7455
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 238
Paige Wood
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8246
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 304
Susan Yellott
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8254
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 309