The Mathematics discipline offers a wide variety of courses to meet the needs of the diverse degree and program options available at Wallace Community College. To meet the needs of those students whose mathematics skills are not ready for college mathematics, the discipline offers three courses to prepare students. Based on placement testing scores, students can take basic arithmetic, pre-algebra, and/or elementary algebra to better equip themselves for transfer-level mathematics courses. For students seeking an AS or AA degree with intentions to transfer to a college or university, the discipline offers courses that focus on first- and second-year degree requirements such as Finite Mathematics, Calculus, Business Calculus, Linear Algebra, Applied Differential Equations, Elementary Statistics, and Math for the Elementary Teacher. Students seeking an AAS degree for immediate entry into the workforce are offered courses in Introductory Mathematics and Mathematical Applications. The faculty of this discipline recognizes and responds to the needs of students with diverse abilities, backgrounds, and preparation.