About the Math Program

Welcome to the Miramar College Math Department website. Here you will find information about our program, our course offerings and our faculty. 


Are you planning to take Math 96?

Consider taking Math 119X, Math 116X, or Math 118 instead. The math department does not recommend Math 96 for most students. Click here to learn more.


Are you a Liberal Arts Major?

Do you need to fulfill your math requirement but do not want to take algebra or statistics, consider Math 118. Go the class schedule and sign-up today.


Math Lab

The Math Lab is currently closed. There is online tutoring through ASC: https://www.sdmiramar.edu/services/asc 

Are you interested in tutoring? Tutoring is a great opportunity to help your fellow students, improve your resume and strengthen your math skills.

If so, there are 2 options:

  1. Paid Tutor
  2. Volunteer Tutor

Process for Paid Tutors:

  1. Complete the tutor application located at this link: https://www.sdmiramar.edu/campus/asc/resources
  2. Email your completed application and unofficial transcript to Donnie Tran (dtran@sdccd.edu).
  3. TB Test and Live Scan will be required.

Process for Volunteer Tutors:

  1. Email your resume and unofficial transcript to Julia McMenamin (jmcmenam@sdccd.edu).
  2. TB Test and Live Scan are not required for students currently enrolled in Miramar classes. TB Test and Live Scan are required for all volunteer tutors not currently enrolled in classes.
  3. We are looking for students who have taken Math 119 OR Math 150 or above.

Resources


Math Placement Assistant

The Math Placement Assistant can help you determine which math course you should take. The math course you take will depend on many factors, including your major and any university that you plan to transfer to. Students should talk to a counselor to help them develop an education plan that fits their particular situation.


 

General Information

Mathematics is the study of numbers, structures, and associated relationships using rigorously defined literal, numerical and operational symbols. Given certain conditions about systems of numbers or other objects, mathematicians derive conclusions based on logical arguments. Basic mathematical skills enable a person to solve numerical problems encountered in daily life, and more advanced skills have numerous applications in the physical, social and life sciences.

Program Goals and/or Outcomes

The mathematics curriculum includes courses that range from basic skills through differential equations. The basic skills and associate degree level courses provide students with the mathematical preparation necessary for study in other disciplines, as well as for degree and transfer requirements. Successful completion of this curriculum a mathematics degree will develop competence in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, providing an adequate background for employment in many technological and scientific areas as well as providing a firm foundation for students planning advanced study in mathematics, engineering, or physical sciences.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program the students will able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to apply mathematical skills to achieve academic and professional goals
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply critical thinking in problem solving
  • Demonstrate sufficient mathematical knowledge for further academic study in mathematics or related disciplines
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze and solve mathematical problems in everyday life