Mathematics Department

 

North’s Math Transfer Program Stands Out

Flexible Scheduling, Strong Faculty & Excellent TutoringGrant for Pre-college Math

North’s Mathematics program is the largest and most comprehensive community college math transfer program in the Puget Sound area, with a high student completion rate and a strong history of successful transfers to the UW, University of Illinois, NYU, UCLA and other 4-year institutions.

Whether you need foundation classes or higher-level math, North’s mathematics program can meet your needs. Reinforce your number sense, learn basic skills, earn required math credits for certificates and degree programs, or prepare for transfer to a 4-year school.

Flexible Scheduling, Strong Faculty & Excellent Tutoring

Choices of daytime, evening and Saturday math classes will fit your personal/work schedule. Classes are small, with highly qualified instructors who represent a broad spectrum of ethnicities. You’ll have access to lecture-based and online instruction to address the way you learn best. There’s also a strong peer tutoring program in the Math Learning Center, at no cost to students. And 4 of North's 200-level math courses transfer as 300-level to the UW and other 4-year colleges and universities.

Statewide Grant Funds Pre-college Math

From spring 2010 into 2013, North’s Math department reeived $120,000 for a project intended to improve outcomes for pre-college math students — increasing the passage rates in developmental math courses (currently 63 percent) and increasing the progression rate of students from pre-college to college-level math (currently only 28 percent). 

The project used the results of quarterly assessments in pre-college level math courses to guide professional development and instructional training. Most math faculty and faculty in several related disciplines (such as biology, economics and psychology) were involved in the project. Faculty collaboratively designed contextualized assignments using real-world examples and inquiry-based problem-solving methods to reinforce the most commonly troublesome content areas at each level of developmental math.   

For more information, see Rethinking Pre-college Math.

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Math Instructor Enjoys Working with Adult Learners

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Pam Lippert
Math Faculty

Pam Lippert likes working with adult learners and appreciates the fact that math is either right or wrong. If it’s wrong, you can retrace your steps and correct your error.

Kudos

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I arrived at North with pre-conceived ideas of what subjects I would enjoy and excel in and which subjects I would dread. Passionate math and biology instructors like Deanna Li and Colleen Sheridan changed everything for me. When I graduated, the question was no longer 'what am I good at,' but rather 'what do I want to do'? 

—Marcellina DesChamps
University of Washington, Law, Society and Justice, and Political Science programs

Mathematics Department

Department Coordinator
Denise Brannan
email
(206) 934-4510

Math & Science Division

Location
IB 2429
Division Contacts
email
(206) 934-3746
(206) 934-3748 (fax)
Mailing Address
NSC Math & Science Division
9600 College Way N
3N2429
Seattle, WA 98103
Dean
Alissa Agnello
 

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