Fort Scott Community College is the place to start for those interested in pursuing a degree in math. Our 23:1 student-to-instructor ratio provides a quality learning atmosphere for our students.

Suggested curriculum for mathematics

Algebra highlights

  • Lecture-based, question/answer format with paper/pencil tests.
  • Textbook or computerized homework options through Hawkes Learning Systems – students' choice!
    • Traditional textbook method - students turn in homework the following class period and/or take an in-class quiz, and it is graded by the teacher
      1. Students receive the grade earned on each assignment
    • Computerized mastery learning method – students may work either online or offline
      1. Students must achieve 80% correct and receive 100% for the assignment if completed on time
      2. If a problem is missed, students can choose to either miss the problem and immediately see how to do the problem correctly or try a similar problem with no penalty
      3. Students may try the computerized homework as many times as they wish

Higher mathematics highlights

  • Small class sizes with direct tutoring from instructors (not graduate assistants) in:
    • Basic calculus
    • Trigonometry
    • Elementary statistics
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Calculus III

Career Opportunities

Please visit these websites for more information about career opportunities in mathematics: 


For more information, please contact Kathy Malone, FSCC Division Chairperson.