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Page 8 The Nelsonite — T h e N e l s o n i t e F e a t u r e s ; . , — The Math Departments®^ THE MATH DEPARTMENT by Kathy Cooper Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary defines mathematics as, "a group of sciences including arithmetic, geometry, algebra, calculus, etc., dealing with quantities, magnitudes and forms, and their relationships, attributes, etc., by the use of numbers and symbols." In society math has played a major role in people's lives since the beginning of recorded time. As pupils in kindergarten we learned how to count, and through grade and grammar school how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. In high school, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry were introduced as the "new math." As adults we developed the knowledge to balance checkbooks, prepare tax forms, and read financial statements. Math is also a major course in some curriculums at Thomas Nelson. A wide range of math courses are divided into developmental, business, and technical. The developmental math course's primary function is to prepare students to take courses required in their career field. Math courses at the developmental level are basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, etc. There are primarily six instructors teaching developmental math courses only. Business math subjects are mainly for students majoring in a businessoriented curriculum like data processing. Computers are a major asset to the math department Dr. Eugene D. Wingo, chairman of the Natural Science and Mathematics division, stated that computer applications have to be integrated with math courses and that we need to build our computer resources by having more computer labs. Students interested in the engineering and drafting fields will find a series of technical courses in the math department. Presently, new students need not take placement tests, but the math department has currently proposed placement procedures for new curriculum students. This concept has to be reviewed by the college faculty and Administrative Boards. Dr. Wingo doesn't anticipate any great changes due to semester credit hours in the summer quarter 1988, but the developmental math courses will be three hours per week instead of five hours per week. THINGS YOUR MOTHER NEVER TOLD YOU by C. £ Salisbury Sure you have questions. Mom never discussed these kinds of things with you. Was it because she was trying to protect you? No, of course not Mom just didn't have the facts. But now you can have all the information you deserve. What are we talking about? Well, mathematics, of course. In the everchanging fields of technology, mathematics is one of those subjects whose truths remain the same. The application of those facts may differ from time to time, but believe it or not two plus two still adds up to four. But where? Well, in an evergrowing list of career fields, mathematicians are finding employment. There are three groups devoted in large part to math. They are physical science, life science, and computer mathematics. Each of these fields is expected to expand in the next five to seven years. Far from being boring, mathematicians are on the cutting edge of the new discoveries that may be the salvation of society. We are reminded almost daily of the growing list of problems with our environs, and it is the mathematicians that are engaged in most of today's research. Many of these careers are in the more desirable salary ranges. When that fact is added to the excitement that is being generated by the research being done, it is no wonder that people who never dreamed of a life by the numbers are now considering these fields. To learn all the facts about mathematic career opportune ~uggest you formulate plans,to visit the Career Cti ¡ter here at Thomas Nelson. You can count on the guidance that is available there. COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS BUDGET ANALYSTS RESEARCH ACCOUNTANTS MATH EDUCATION INVESTMENT COUNSELING ENGINEERING AUDITORS COMPUTER EDUCATION STATISTICS SALES/SALES SUPPORT BANKING COMPUTER MAINTENANCE FINANCE COMPUTER ANALYSTS CAREERS IN MATH by Mary Anne Sutton If you're interested in learning more about math careers, why not visit the Thomas Nelson Career Center, Griffin Hall, Room 209. In addition to the factual information in the OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK, there are countless stories in the VOCATIONAL BIOGRAPHIES about people who are actually doing the jobs. By reading an account of what someone thinks about his job and how he obtained it, we may see parallels in our own lives. People who are interested in math are indeed fortunate. The CPC Annual says that there will he more jobs than candidates in the fields of Business and Management, Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering, and Health Professions. Several of the above areas require math skills. Logical thinking, of course, is a requirement in most jobs. In each broad occupational area, there are levels of proficiency requiring different levels of education. The resources in the Career Center outline the exact educational requirements in each occupation. Be sure to visit the Career Center and take advantage of all that is available to you. A quick orientation to the resources will give you the start you need. Follow this checklist of activities and you'll be on your way. SEE YOU IN THE CAREER CENTER! GEORGE TYLER'S GOT YOUR NUMBER by Kim Mills When not busy in the Automotive Department Mr. George Tyler is busy heading the Math Department here at TNCC. The Nelsonite spoke with Mr. Tyler to get tfie inside story on the Math Dept. and its students. Mr. Tyler did not know the technical vs. nontechnical ratio in students currently taking math courses at TNCC, but stated that although many students who are nontechnical majors take just enough math courses to get by, some take higher math for the sheer enjoyment When asked why he thought many students had MathaPhobia (a term coined by the Math Deptfc own George Dense), Mr. Tyler said some fears of math are handed down to us through parents and teachers in their personal prejudices. (Some may remember asking Mom for help with math only to hear, "I don't know, Dear, I learned 'old math.'") Mr. Tyler agreed that the Math Lab and its supplemental filmstrips are not used as much as they could be, but that those with problems in math usually do not hesitate to ask teachers for help. THANKS FOR THE TIME THE NELSONITE WISHES TO THANK THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE MORE THAN 1500 HOURS OF VOLUNTEER TIME THAT WENT TO THE PUBLISHING OF THIS. SPECIAL ISSUE «^Lsfika
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Date  198711 
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Transcript  Page 8 The Nelsonite — T h e N e l s o n i t e F e a t u r e s ; . , — The Math Departments®^ THE MATH DEPARTMENT by Kathy Cooper Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary defines mathematics as, "a group of sciences including arithmetic, geometry, algebra, calculus, etc., dealing with quantities, magnitudes and forms, and their relationships, attributes, etc., by the use of numbers and symbols." In society math has played a major role in people's lives since the beginning of recorded time. As pupils in kindergarten we learned how to count, and through grade and grammar school how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. In high school, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry were introduced as the "new math." As adults we developed the knowledge to balance checkbooks, prepare tax forms, and read financial statements. Math is also a major course in some curriculums at Thomas Nelson. A wide range of math courses are divided into developmental, business, and technical. The developmental math course's primary function is to prepare students to take courses required in their career field. Math courses at the developmental level are basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, etc. There are primarily six instructors teaching developmental math courses only. Business math subjects are mainly for students majoring in a businessoriented curriculum like data processing. Computers are a major asset to the math department Dr. Eugene D. Wingo, chairman of the Natural Science and Mathematics division, stated that computer applications have to be integrated with math courses and that we need to build our computer resources by having more computer labs. Students interested in the engineering and drafting fields will find a series of technical courses in the math department. Presently, new students need not take placement tests, but the math department has currently proposed placement procedures for new curriculum students. This concept has to be reviewed by the college faculty and Administrative Boards. Dr. Wingo doesn't anticipate any great changes due to semester credit hours in the summer quarter 1988, but the developmental math courses will be three hours per week instead of five hours per week. THINGS YOUR MOTHER NEVER TOLD YOU by C. £ Salisbury Sure you have questions. Mom never discussed these kinds of things with you. Was it because she was trying to protect you? No, of course not Mom just didn't have the facts. But now you can have all the information you deserve. What are we talking about? Well, mathematics, of course. In the everchanging fields of technology, mathematics is one of those subjects whose truths remain the same. The application of those facts may differ from time to time, but believe it or not two plus two still adds up to four. But where? Well, in an evergrowing list of career fields, mathematicians are finding employment. There are three groups devoted in large part to math. They are physical science, life science, and computer mathematics. Each of these fields is expected to expand in the next five to seven years. Far from being boring, mathematicians are on the cutting edge of the new discoveries that may be the salvation of society. We are reminded almost daily of the growing list of problems with our environs, and it is the mathematicians that are engaged in most of today's research. Many of these careers are in the more desirable salary ranges. When that fact is added to the excitement that is being generated by the research being done, it is no wonder that people who never dreamed of a life by the numbers are now considering these fields. To learn all the facts about mathematic career opportune ~uggest you formulate plans,to visit the Career Cti ¡ter here at Thomas Nelson. You can count on the guidance that is available there. COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS BUDGET ANALYSTS RESEARCH ACCOUNTANTS MATH EDUCATION INVESTMENT COUNSELING ENGINEERING AUDITORS COMPUTER EDUCATION STATISTICS SALES/SALES SUPPORT BANKING COMPUTER MAINTENANCE FINANCE COMPUTER ANALYSTS CAREERS IN MATH by Mary Anne Sutton If you're interested in learning more about math careers, why not visit the Thomas Nelson Career Center, Griffin Hall, Room 209. In addition to the factual information in the OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK, there are countless stories in the VOCATIONAL BIOGRAPHIES about people who are actually doing the jobs. By reading an account of what someone thinks about his job and how he obtained it, we may see parallels in our own lives. People who are interested in math are indeed fortunate. The CPC Annual says that there will he more jobs than candidates in the fields of Business and Management, Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering, and Health Professions. Several of the above areas require math skills. Logical thinking, of course, is a requirement in most jobs. In each broad occupational area, there are levels of proficiency requiring different levels of education. The resources in the Career Center outline the exact educational requirements in each occupation. Be sure to visit the Career Center and take advantage of all that is available to you. A quick orientation to the resources will give you the start you need. Follow this checklist of activities and you'll be on your way. SEE YOU IN THE CAREER CENTER! GEORGE TYLER'S GOT YOUR NUMBER by Kim Mills When not busy in the Automotive Department Mr. George Tyler is busy heading the Math Department here at TNCC. The Nelsonite spoke with Mr. Tyler to get tfie inside story on the Math Dept. and its students. Mr. Tyler did not know the technical vs. nontechnical ratio in students currently taking math courses at TNCC, but stated that although many students who are nontechnical majors take just enough math courses to get by, some take higher math for the sheer enjoyment When asked why he thought many students had MathaPhobia (a term coined by the Math Deptfc own George Dense), Mr. Tyler said some fears of math are handed down to us through parents and teachers in their personal prejudices. (Some may remember asking Mom for help with math only to hear, "I don't know, Dear, I learned 'old math.'") Mr. Tyler agreed that the Math Lab and its supplemental filmstrips are not used as much as they could be, but that those with problems in math usually do not hesitate to ask teachers for help. THANKS FOR THE TIME THE NELSONITE WISHES TO THANK THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE MORE THAN 1500 HOURS OF VOLUNTEER TIME THAT WENT TO THE PUBLISHING OF THIS. SPECIAL ISSUE «^Lsfika 
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