# Objectives and Outcomes

At the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, you can count on learning mathematics in a way that prepares you for a career, further education, and life as a problem-solver.

## Educational Objectives for Mathematics Majors

Upon graduation you should:

- Have the skills needed to pursue careers in education, business, and/or industry.
- Be prepared for continued study of mathematics or statistics at the graduate level.
- Experience mathematics outside of your regular course work.

## Student Outcomes for Mathematics Majors

Upon completion of the mathematics program, you should be able to:

- Communicate mathematics effectively.
- Demonstrate a computational ability in solving a wide array of mathematical problems.
- Differentiate between valid and invalid mathematical reasoning.
- Develop mathematical ideas from basic axioms.
- Utilize mathematics to solve theoretical and applied problems.
- Identify applications of mathematics in other disciplines and in society.

## Student Outcomes for Mathematics in Secondary Education Majors

Upon completion of the Mathematics in Secondary Education program, you should be able to:

- Understand basic geometric concepts and proofs.
- Communicate mathematics effectively using various instructional strategies.
- Effectively assess student work and use that assessment to design activities incorporating a variety of instructional resources.
- Be familiar with the different philosophies of various high school curricula and be open to the use of any curriculum in the motivating and teaching of mathematics to students.
- Appreciate the value of professional development and being familiar with the various organizations concerned with mathematics education.
- Be aware of the role of the teacher in the community.