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 and whose major does not require MATH 1314 (College Algebra).  If this is the case, then students who have passed MATH 0306/MATH 0307 (Beginning Algebra) or whose TSI scores place them into MATH 0308/MATH 0309 (Intermediate Algebra) may take MATH 1332 (Contemporary Math) or MATH 1342 (Statistics) along with a one hour developmental lab.  This allows students the opportunity to fulfill the math requirement for their major without having to take MATH 0308/MATH 0309.  This would save the student time and money.  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.

Course Information:

Mathematics

Formats Offered

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

Lecture with Arranged Lab Format:

A 3-hour weekly lecture meeting for 50 minutes 3 times per week or 80 minutes twice a week.  The lecture component of the class is delivered in a traditional format that is familiar to most students.  A 1-hour weekly mandatory lab component is a part of the class requirement.  The lab component takes place in the Math Learning Center and is arranged at the student’s convenience.   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.  This format will benefit students who need some flexibility in scheduling their lab time.

Combined Lecture with Lab Format:

A 3-hour weekly lecture meeting for 50 minutes 3 times per week or 80 minutes twice a week.  The lecture component of the class is delivered in a traditional format that is familiar to most students.  A 1-hour weekly mandatory lab component is scheduled each week with the instructor after the lecture.  With this format, the instructor is available to answer students’ questions during lab giving students support and consistency in instruction.  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.  This format is offered in Longview only. 

Modular Format:

The mathematics department offers all three levels of developmental mathematics in a modular format.  These courses are MATH 0200, MATH 0307 (same as MATH 0306), and MATH 0309 (same as MATH 0308).  This is done in a computer lab with an instructor.  The instructor does not lecture and pacing is individualized.  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 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 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 they have completed the previous semester and work on only the modules that they need.  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.

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 using My Math Lab Software through www.pearsonmylabandmastering.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:

Instruction is offered in the classroom one day a week (typically at night) for 80 minutes 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.

Courses Offered

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 0200 BASE Mathematics. (2-3-2)
A modular course that provides a brief review of basic operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages. After successfully completing the modules, the student may progress to MATH 0307. Prerequisite: TSI ABE Diagnostics score of 3-4. Course fee $25. F, Sp, Su (32.0104.5319).
Format offered: Modular

MATH 0132. Contemporary Mathematics Lab. (1-0-1)
Institutional Credit Only. This course is to be paired with designated sections of MATH 1332. This course will strengthen mathematical skills and concepts included in MATH 1332. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 0306 or MATH 0307 (fall 2014 or later) or TSI score that reflects eligibility to enroll in MATH 0308. Concurrent enrollment in selected sections of MATH 1332 is required. Course Fee $50. F,Sp (3201045319)

MATH 0142. Elementary Statistical Methods Lab. (1-0-1)
Institutional Credit Only. This course is to be paired with designated sections of MATH 1342. This course is designed to strengthen mathematical skills including analysis of data, solution building skills, interpreting graphs and tables, and use of technology. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 0306 or MATH 0307 (fall 2014 or later) or TSI score that reflects eligibility to enroll in MATH 0308. Concurrent enrollment in selected sections of MATH 1342 is required. Course fee $50. F, Sp (3201045319).

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: Appropriate placement score. Laboratory attendance is required as arranged. Course fee $50. F, Sp, Su (3201045119).
Format Offered: Lecture w/ Arranged Lab, Combined Lecture with Lab

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: Appropriate placement test score. Course fee $50. F, Sp, Su (3201045119).
Format offered: Modular

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. Course fee $50. F, Sp, Su (3201045219).
Format Offered: Lecture w/ Arranged Lab, Combined Lecture with Lab

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. Course fee $50. F,Sp,Su (3201045219).
Format offered: Modular

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).
Format offered: Lecture, Web-Based, Hybrid

MATH 1316. 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. 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

MATH 1325. 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. Sp, Su (27.0301.5319).
Format offered: Lecture

MATH 1332 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-Based

MATH 1342 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-Based, Hybrid

MATH 1350. Mathematics for Teachers I. (3-3-0)
This course is intended to build or reinforce a foundation in fundamental mathematics concepts and skills. It includes the conceptual 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. Prerequisites: College Algebra (Math 1314) or equivalent. F, Su (27.0101.5619) Format offered: Lecture, Web-Based

Math 1351. Mathematics for Teachers II. (3,3,0)
This course is intended to build or reinforce a foundation in fundamental mathematics concepts and skills. It includes the concepts of geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. Prerequisites: Math 1314 or the equivalent. Sp, Su (27.0101.5719)
Format offered: Lecture, Web-Based

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).
Format offered: Lecture

MATH 2320. 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 use MAPLE software to solve selected problems. Prerequisite: MATH 2414. S (27.0101.6419).
Format offered: Lecture

MATH 2412. 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 (2701015819).
Format offered: Lecture

MATH 2413. 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. 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. Prerequisites:

MATH 2413. F Sp (27.0101.6019)
Format offered: Lecture

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 (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 Pre-Algebra (MATH 0200), Beginning Algebra (MATH 0306/MATH 0307), and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0308/MATH 0309). Not all students will need MATH 0308/MATH 0309. See Pathways information above. All students are placed into the appropriate course based upon 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.

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
David Rangel
Assistant Dept. Chair
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7437
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 308
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
Mary Kates
Coordinator, Math Learning Center
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 988-3767
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 223
Dr. Joseph Kirchhoff
Instructor, Physics
Math - Science and Health Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8646
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 335
Dann McDonald
Instructor, Mathematics & Physics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8244
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 336
Ann Thrower
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8247
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 307
Nina Verheyden
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8250
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 306
Nate Whitten
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8245
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 240
Matthew Wickes
Instructor, Mathematics
Math Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7455
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 310
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