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Diversity & Inclusion
Calculus Placement Exam
Selecting Your First Math Course
Selecting Later Courses
Faculty & Staff
Shepley L. Ross II “Chip”
Peter Wong (Department Chair)
David Haines, Professor Emeritus
Melinda Harder, Lecturer Emerita
Bonnie Shulman, Professor Emerita
Senior Seminar and Senior Thesis
Choosing a Capstone: Seminar or Thesis
Senior Seminar Information (Class of 2019)
Senior Seminar Information (Class of 2018)
Resources for Students
Useful Links for Math Students
Important Dates for Math Majors
Resources for Calculus and Linear Algebra
Goals for Math Majors
What is LaTeX?
The Bates LaTeX Manual
Events and Activities
Past Events 2017-2018
Richard W. Sampson Lecture
Past Events 2016-2017
The L/A Math Circle
Senior Capstone Checklist for Mathematics Majors
You completed: (check one or both)
Goals for Majors
The following is a list of goals that Bates Mathematics has for its students. Check the box next to each goal that you believe you have learned and/or improved upon during your senior capstone experience (thesis or seminar).
Taking initiative finding things out on your own, such as learning new mathematics or looking up sources.
Reading mathematics critically and analyzing what is known and unknown.
Recognizing patterns and connections between mathematical subjects, or between mathematics and other subjects.
Being able to move smoothly among symbolic, verbal, and written mathematics.
Demonstrating the process of your logical thinking.
Developing problem solving skills.
Speaking about mathematics, clearly and succinctly, before a variety of audiences.
Writing mathematics clearly, correctly, precisely, and for a variety of audiences.
Developing confidence and self-critical skills (knowing what you don’t know and how to address it).
Risking failure for the opportunity to succeed.
Being exposed to a wide variety of mathematical concepts.
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