Mathematics is a powerful tool for solving practical problems, as well as a highly creative field of study, combining logic and precision with intuition and imagination. A major goal of mathematics is to reveal and explain patterns, whether the patterns appear as electrical impulses in an animal’s nervous system, fluctuations in stock market prices, or as the fine detail of an abstract geometric figure.
Upper-level mathematics courses include work in discrete structures, linear and abstract algebra, differential equations, real analysis, geometry, numerical analysis, and probability and statistics. The Senior Seminar provides an opportunity to reflect on the concepts, contextual, foundational, and worldview issues and applications studied in past course work. The seminar emphasizes how these issues will impact your life beyond college. Presentations, both in class and off campus, are key components of the course.
As Reformed Christians, we at Trinity believe that God has created, redeemed, and still sustains every aspect of the world around us. It is our task to appreciate the beauty and well-orderedness of his creation and to use our God-given abilities to subdue it and to use it for his purposes. Thus, the aim of the mathematics department is to use analytical thinking to help prepare students to be Christians who are qualified and professional in their chosen vocations.