Eastern Oklahoma State College

Division of Science & Mathematics

Eastern Oklahoma State College's Math and Science Division offers courses that support many of the programs throughout the college, as well as prepare students for transfer in math and science fields.

Degrees

The Division of Science and Mathematics, located in Sullivan Hall, offers associate degrees (AS) that prepare graduates for transfer as juniors into bachelor's degree programs at other colleges and universities. Students can major in the following programs:

Developmental Mathematics

Developmental mathematics courses are designed for students who are not yet ready to enroll in a college-level mathematics course. Eastern offers three developmental mathematics courses to help fit the needs of our students. Placement in these courses will depend on students’ current math skills.

Basic Algebra and Intermediate Algebra prepare students to take college-level math courses by teaching them the necessary skills so that they may be successful when they do enroll in a college-level mathematics course.

Basic Algebra - Math 0113 Intermediate Algebra - Math 0123
  • Real number system
  • Equations, inequalities, applications
  • Graphs in two variables
  • Systems of equations and inequalities
  • Exponents and polynomials
  • Factoring and applications
  • Quadratic equations
  • Rational expressions, equations, and inequalities
  • Roots and Radicals

Eastern also offers a Corequisite math course that can be taken along with a college-level math course in the same semester. The Corequisite math course helps students succeed by giving them dedicated time to get one-on-one help from a math instructor. The Corequisite course can be taken in place of the Intermediate Algebra course for students who qualify.

Download this document for more information about Eastern's developmental mathematics courses, including data about student pass rates.


CAAP Examination

The CAAP examination is a mid-level assessment taken by sophomore/junior students nationwide. The math portion tests knowledge in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus and is scaled from 40 to 80. The national average in recent years has been 56.3, while a score of 56 represents the 53rd percentile.

In each of the last two cycles, we have tested 180 graduating/transferring students. This is about 60% of the potential number we could test. After deleting math scores for students who did not take College Algebra, the average score in 2001 was 56.6; in 2002 it was 56.4. Both numbers are above the national average. In 2001, 68% scored a 56 or better; in 2002, the number was 58%.

Compare these numbers with the average ACT math scores for entering students: 17.2 at Eastern, 18.6 nationally (two-year), 21.2 nationally (all colleges). (2000-2001 entering students)

Consider these other indicators of success:

  • A 'pass rate' in Basic Algebra of 65 to 85%,
  • A 'pass rate' in Intermediate Algebra of 75 to 90% and
  • A 'pass rate' ('C' or better) in College Algebra for students completing Intermediate of greater than 90%. (90% of these grades were 'A' or 'B')

Contact

Dr. Andrea Green
Dean of Science & Mathematics Division, Biology Professor
Sullivan 207
918.465.1763
Fax: 918.465.4478
agreen@eosc.edu
Jon Berger
Mathematics Instructor
Sullivan 103
918.465.1788
Fax: 918.465.4446
jberger@eosc.edu
Dr. Christopher Kody Mullins
Biology Instructor
Sullivan 203
918.465.1741
Fax: 918.465.1870
 
Philip Hawthorne
Mathematics Professor
Sullivan 105
918.465.1786
Fax: 918.465.4444
phawthorne@eosc.edu
Dr. Chris McAllister
Biological Science Professor
Idabel Teaching Site
580.376.5239
Fax: 580.286.5260
cmcallister@eosc.edu
Dr. Krishna Bastola
Chemistry Professor/Department Chair
Sullivan 303
918.465.1888
Fax: 918.465.1870
kbastola@eosc.edu
Dr. Michael Nealon
Astronomy & Physics Professor/Department Chair
Sullivan 202
918.465.1775
Fax: 918.465.1870
mnealon@eosc.edu
Kathy Howe
Mathematics Instructor
Developmental Mathematics Coordinator
Sullivan 107
918.1787
khowe@eosc.edu
Julie Lawrence
Administrative Assistant
Sullivan 211
918.465.1702
Fax: 918.465.1870
jlawrence@eosc.edu
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