# 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

**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

**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

**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.### Outcome MTH-D Communication

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

**2017 Status**

Achieved

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