Overview

The Mathematics Department offers college preparatory and college-level mathematics courses designed to prepare students for higher level mathematics and for liberals arts, STEM, and professional/technical pursuits. 

Initial assignment into mathematics courses is determined by performance on the COMPASS placement test or ACT/SAT.  Students who wish to place as highly as possible in the college-prep/college-level mathematics sequence may use the following resources prior to taking or re-taking (students are allowed to take the COMPASS test twice prior to enrollment) the placement test:

College Preparatory Mathematics

The college-preparatory course offerings are Pre-Algebra (MATH 015), Beginning Algebra (MATH 025), and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 108).  While these courses do not fulfill the general education mathematics requirement for an Associate’s degree, they do provide a student with the set of foundational skills needed for college-level mathematics courses.  The faculty affiliated with these classes is dedicated to providing an encouraging learning environment and using technology to enhance the delivery of material, and the guided practice for the student.

Transfer Mathematics

These transfer mathematics courses are designed to support the needs of a student’s preferred educational path.  Each class promotes the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills.  In addition, the faculty is dedicated to keeping current with the uses of technology to enhance instruction.  CWI offers mathematics courses that will smoothly transfer to other Idaho four-year institutions and beyond.

Mission

To provide a safe and encouraging environment where students can learn mathematical skills and gain a deeper understanding of how mathematics will strengthen their ability to think analytically in both professional and personal settings.

Why This Program

Mathematics courses provide a student not only with a set of mathematics skills but also a strengthened ability to think critically.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Become a critical thinker
  • Use quantitative reasoning
  • MATH 015 Pre-Algebra
  • MATH 025 Beginning Algebra
  • MATH 108 Intermediate Algebra
  • MATH 123 Math in Modern Society
  • MATH 130 Finite Math
  • MATH 143 College Algebra
  • MATH 144 Trigonometry
  • MATH 147 Precalculus
  • MATH 157 Math for Elementary Teachers 1
  • MATH 160 Brief Calculus
  • MATH 170 Calculus 1
  • MATH 175 Calculus 2
  • MATH 176 Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 230 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MATH 253 Elementary Statistics
  • MATH 257 Math for Elementary Teachers 2
  • MATH 275 Calculus 3

Requirements and Costs

Important Dates for Credit Programs

  Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
Registration Open April 14 November 10 April 13
Financial Aid Priority Date July 14 December 1 May 11
Admission Deadline August 8 December 22 May 15
Tuition and Fees Due August 22 January 9 May 29
Last Day to Register August 22 January 9 May 29
Classes Begin August 25 January 12 June 1*
*Some classes begin before this date. See class schedule for more information.

Advising

Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI One Stop Student Services offers advising assistance, available each semester, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your educational goals. Visit Advising for more information or contact One Stop Student Services to schedule an appointment.

Initial assignment into mathematics courses is determined by performance on the COMPASS placement test or ACT/SAT.  Students who wish to place as highly as possible in the college-prep/college-level mathematics sequence may use the following resources prior to taking or re-taking (students are allowed to take the COMPASS test twice prior to enrollment) the placement test:

CWI Math Progression Chart MATH 015 123 025 108 130 147 143 144 160 170  157 175 257 275 253

Career Info

Locations

Nampa Campus Academic Building

Directions


5500 E. Opportunity Dr. Nampa, ID 83687

Ada County Campus Pintail Center

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1360 S. Eagle Flight Way, Boise, ID 83709

Canyon County Center

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2407 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, ID 83651

Nampa Campus Aspen Classroom Building

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6002 Birch Lane, Nampa, ID 83687

Nampa Campus Multipurpose Building

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6042 Birch Lane, Nampa, ID 83687

Nampa Campus Micron Center for Professional Technical Education

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5725 E. Franklin Road, Nampa, ID 83687

Instructors

Program Department Chair

Department Chair, Math
208.562.3132

Instructors

Assistant Professor
208.562.3365
Assistant Professor
Faculty Senate President
208.562.3361
Instructor
208.562.3359
Instructor
Executive Committee Secretary
208.562.3351
Assistant Professor
208.562.3368

News and Blogs

Blog by Willard Pack
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 4:15pm
As the Department Chairs have considered the changes to General Education within our institution, we’ve had some wonderful discussions about which courses we want to include within the General Education Core and which don’t really belong.  The Idaho State Board of Education has put together lists of objectives that we want general education core classes to meet.  Our Academic Affairs Gen Ed Core team has put together some objectives that we want students at CWI to meet while completing their...
Blog by Nicole Frank
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 4:15pm
There are many idealized versions of what scientific research looks like. It usually involves clean cut methods that work on the first try, and provide unquestionable data.  This romanticized version of laboratory work is rarely realized. I am a fourth year Ph.D. student at Idaho State University-Meridian. As someone who has spent nearly 10 years in laboratories, I would say that I am a skilled technician capable of performing several assays without problems or guidance.
Blog by Maia Kelley
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 4:00pm
The main objective of cryptography, a field of study for both mathematicians and computer scientists, is to provide a way for two people (often characterized as Alice and Bob) to be able to send a message over an insecure channel in such a way that an opponent (often called Oscar) cannot understand the message if it is intercepted.  In some cases this is achieved by using previously agreed upon code words or symbols.  In others, it means that Alice and Bob have agreed upon a particular...
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