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Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics faculty at Oakton motivate and inspire students in an environment that nurtures self-esteem, promotes the curiosity to question, and fosters the ability to learn. Offering something for everyone, Oakton's mathematics program includes:  

  • College-level courses that provide the foundation for degrees in business, the life sciences, natural sciences, and engineering;
  • Applied mathematics courses that support occupational and technology programs;
  • Developmental classes for students who lack adequate preparation for college-level work.

Many courses also support Oakton's general education requirements.

Check out the mathematics course descriptions and the course dependency graph to learn more about the possible sequences of mathematics courses related to various areas of study.

Initial placement in the mathematical sequence of courses is determined by the results of the Mathematics Assessment Test (COMPASS) and/or by transcripts of successfully completed (C or better) college-level mathematics courses.

To find out more about math at Oakton, contact the Math department at 847.635.1688, Room 2180 Des Plaines, or the department chair; if you have questions about placement into math courses, please see the math placement page or contact the Mathematics Department Placement Coordinator.

Faculty Profile

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While Merilee Waters made the transition from history teacher to lawyer on a dare, teaching will always be in her blood.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 13
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 16 -22
Spring Break.

March 23
Classes resume after Spring Break

March 25
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

March 29
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2015 semester.

May 14, 15
Evaluation Days.

May 15
Last day of student attendance.

May 18
First summer 2015 interim classes begin.

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