As the impact of technology on our society continues to broaden, a foundation in and facility with mathematics will become increasingly necessary. For that reason, the Mathematics Department strongly recommends that each student complete four years of high school mathematics regardless of his or her plans after graduation. Success in mathematics courses depends upon the mastery of skills, understanding of basic concepts, proper placement and
adequate motivation. Homework is an essential element in all mathematics courses. It is expected that all students will spend sufficient time on the homework assignments not only to complete the homework but also to gain the necessary practice, skills and understanding of the material. It is beneficial for students to purchase their own scientific calculator so that they may become familiar with its functions.