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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.

For program details, please view the Course Catalog

Algebra highlights

  • Lecture-based, question/answer format with paper/pencil tests.
    • 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:

  • Trigonometry
  • Elementary statistics
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus III

Kansas DegreeStats

Kansas DegreeStats is interactive online tool that reviews cost and earnings data from real graduates for each undergraduate degree program offered at a public college or university in Kansas.

Career opportunities

The career opportunities are endless for students who complete the calculus series; possible fields include engineering and science. For more information about career opportunities in mathematics, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

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 ten math contests; NO 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.