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Mathematics & Computer Science

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Landmark College offers students a wide variety of mathematics and computer science courses and strives to meet the educational needs of all students through a supportive environment, a coordinated curriculum, and a research-based understanding of learning differences. We believe that students can achieve success when provided with the learning opportunities and environment of Landmark College mathematics and computer science courses.

Learn more about our Mathematics and Computer Science faculty

Mathematics

Students entering Landmark College vary widely in their knowledge of mathematics. Therefore, the mathematics curriculum ranges from skills-based classes that prepare students for specific credit courses to an applications-based Calculus II course. For some students, certain learning disabilities directly affect the ability to comprehend and solve mathematical problems; for others, mathematical expertise is superior.

The mathematics curriculum consists of two broad divisions: non-credit skills courses and credit-level content courses. Non-credit courses target skills necessary for success in particular credit courses. Each student who completes the pre-requisites can select mathematics credit courses, based on the student's demonstrated skill level, that are appropriate for later transfer into a four-year degree program. Our courses apply principles of universal design and encourage student participation. We offer support outside of class in office hours, but also through our Math Support Center.

Computer Science

Learn about our Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and our Associate of Science degree in Computer Science:

Students interested in computer science, cybersecurity, game design or game development, software design, informatics and computing, and geographic information systems are encouraged to pursue further computer science courses.

The computer science curriculum includes a skills-based course that emphasizes fluency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, a Creating a Personal Assistive Technology Toolkit course, an Introduction to Interactive Digital Design, Introduction to Programming, Game Writing, and Interactive Storytelling, in addition to Web Design and Development courses. The curriculum, modeled after both the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) framework, encourages student exploration to determine the areas of the software or digital games industry that is a best fit with their strengths, interests, and goals.

The computer science curriculum is primarily project based and highly interactive to encourage student exploration, and to determine the areas of the software or digital games industry that is a best fit with students' strengths, interests, and goals.

Mathematics and Computer Science Department Awards

Excellence in Mathematics

The award for Excellence in Mathematics goes to the student who is serious about further studies in mathematics. The student actively participates in discussions, communicates clearly about mathematical concepts, and demonstrates inquisitiveness, dedication, consistency, and preparedness: the hallmarks of a successful analytic and logical thinker and problem solver.

Pat Jaquith Award

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The Pat Jaquith Award is given to the mathematics student whose extraordinary effort and progress over the year is consistently admired by professors, tutors, peers, and advisors. Through hard work, attentiveness, and diligence with assignments, the student is becoming a skilled problem solver, one who has learned to think logically and symbolically, to reason analytically, and to communicate clearly about mathematical concepts.

 

 

Questions?

Headshot of Michelle BowerMichelle Bower
Chair, Mathematics & Computer Science Department
802-387-6854
michellebower@landmark.edu


Frequently Asked Questions about the Mathematics & Computer Science Department

  • We understand that learning mathematics can be both exciting and challenging for you. At Landmark College we’ve skillfully embedded study skills instruction into each and every course offered in the Mathematics Department, in order to enhance your learning and increase your chances for success. By reviewing and practicing these specific study strategies, you will be better equipped to learn, retain and apply the mathematical concepts presented in your math courses. Below you will find information on some of the necessary tools to help you be successful in your study of mathematics.

  • We offer two kinds of free out-of-class tutoring through the Math Support Center and the Computer Science Support Center: one-on-one and group sessions. These are offered by Mathematics and Computer Science department staff and faculty. Students can make individual appointments for 30-minute sessions or drop in during group time. More information about the times and locations can be found under Academic Support Services.

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