# Mathematics, BA/BS

## Student Outcomes

- Outcome MTH-A Beliefs
- Outcome MTH-B Abstract Reasoning
- Outcome MTH-C Problem Solving
- Outcome MTH-D Communication
- Outcome MTH-F Creativity

## Assessment of Student Outcomes

### Outcome MTH-A Beliefs

Math majors have productive beliefs about mathematics.#### Measure 1

**2021 Status**

Not Yet Achieved

The VAMS survey was used in 210 and 495 in Fall 2021, with similar
results to previous years. In Math 210, the threshold was reached in
"3b: Meaningful Understanding". In Math 495, the threshold
was reached in "1: Nature of Math", while other thresholds
were not met.

**2019 Status**

Not Yet Achieved

The F19 VAMS survey data shows the proportion of "desired
responses" in MTH 210 have increased by 7 to 10 percentage points
relative to the baseline F17 results in the Nature of Math, Learning
Conditions, and Meaningful Learning subareas.

**2018 Status**

Not Yet Achieved

Results in MTH 495 (end of program) compare favorably to the
early-program MTH 210 results, suggesting a positive impact of the
curriculum on students beliefs about mathematics in several areas by the
end of their capstone course. However, the results fell just below the
desired threshold this cycle. A relatively low response rate in MTH 495
makes it difficult to draw robust conclusions, so that will need to be
addressed in future cycles.

**2017 Status**

Not Yet Achieved

Results in each category increased between MTH 210 and MTH 495. The
results for MTH 495 (n=8) exceeded the threshold in all categories and
met the target in two categories.

#### Measure 2

**2022 Status**

Not Yet Achieved

Students continue to show that productive views about mathematics are
widely held by our majors at both the sophomore and senior level.

**2019 Status**

Not Yet Achieved

Aggregate ATMI survey results from W17, W18, and W19 reveal that math
majors have productive attitudes about mathematics in each of the five
domains measured by the ATMI survey: Value, Enjoyment, Anxiety (reverse
coded), Confidence, and Motivation. The results were strong for both
sophomores and seniors.

### Outcome MTH-B Abstract Reasoning

Math majors have strong abstract and quantitative reasoning skills.#### Measure 1

**2022 Status**

Not Yet Achieved

Math majors demonstrate strength in reasoning abstractly, with 76% rated
proficient or distinguished on Row A and 82% on Row B.

**2017 Status**

Archived

Results are even stronger than the baseline data: Row A = 94%, Row B =
100% (previously 75% and 88%, respectively)

### Outcome MTH-C Problem Solving

Math majors are effective problem solvers.#### Measure 1

**2021 Status**

Not Yet Achieved

In Fall 2021, there were 23 students assessed. The students at
proficient or above on the three elements of the rubric were 83%, 74%,
and 57% respectively. There were 57% of students at proficient or above
in all three areas.

**2020 Status**

Not Yet Achieved

Our results show that students are strong in using matrix multiplication
to solve applied problems, nearly met expectations to use linear
combinations to understand key patterns in applied problems, and need
additional opportunities to hone their skills in interpreting
results/solutions of applied problems. Math 204 instructors will review
these results and determine learning activities to further support
students' learning in these areas.

### Outcome MTH-D Communication

Math majors use the language of mathematics to communicate with precision.#### Measure 1

**2022 Status**

Achieved

Math majors demonstrate strength in communication, with 91% rated
proficient or distinguished on Row C and 82% rated proficient or
distiguished on Row D.

**2017 Status**

Achieved

Results are comparable to the baseline data: Row C = 100%, Row D = 94%
(previously 100% and 100%, respectively)