The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. ~S. Gudder

In the Math department our goal is to help the student master not only skills to accurately perform mathematical calculations, but to develop number sense and a feeling of analytical confidence.

Without Math, a student limits their possibilities to compete in the job market. Contact an advisor for help to ensure you are getting the courses you need when you need them.

Suggestion: take your Math courses early in your college career. The CF Math Lab offers free tutoring for CF students and is available to help you every step of the way through your classes. 

Mathematics: From the Greek word mathematikos, which means “inclined to learn.” To be mathematical literally means to be inquisitive, open minded, and interested in a lifetime of pursuing knowledge. (Thinking Mathematically, 6th ed. Blitzer)

Algebra for the sake of algebra alone is rather meaningless unless these acquired skills can be applied in other disciplines. A student’s success in science, humanities, and in communication relies on the quantitative skills, problem solving experience, and the critical thinking process developed within the study of mathematics.

“It is better to take what may seem too much math rather than too little. Career plans change, and one of the biggest roadblocks in undertaking new educational or training goals is poor preparation in mathematics. Furthermore, not only do people qualify for more jobs with more math, they are also better able to perform their jobs.” (Occupational Outlook Quarterly)


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