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About the FSCC Math Department

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. Students who complete college algebra should be able to apply algebra skills to everyday life and should be prepared for upper-level math courses.

Suggested curriculum for mathematics

Contact Us

For more information about math courses at FSCC, please contact Kathy Malone, FSCC Math and Science Division Chair, at 620-223-2700 ext. 3210 or

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. Our online system provides automatic feedback so students don't practice problems incorrectly
      2. Students must achieve 80% correct and receive 100% for the assignment if completed on time
      3. 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
      4. Students may try the computerized homework as many times as they wish
    • Free tutoring
      • FSCC offers free tutoring from instructors and peers

Higher mathematics highlights

FSCC offers 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

The career opportunities are endless for students who complete the calculus series; possible fields include engineering and science. Please visit these websites for more information about career opportunities in mathematics: 

Math Relays

Each year, FSCC hosts the Math Relays, a mathematics competition for area high school students. Students can compete in up to four of the twelve math contests; six of the contests allow calculators. Every participant receives a math tag, and individual medals are awarded for first, second, and third place in each event for each grade level. First, second, and third place plaques are also awarded to schools.