Course Abstract Details

MATH-111, Fundamentals of Geometry and Measurement

Credits: 4

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

MATH-111, Fundamentals of Geometry and Measurement, is intended for, but not limited to, students in the education major. Topics covered include plane and solid geometry, as well as standard and non-standard measurement. Geometry topics include circles, polygons, triangle congruence and similarity, coordinate geometry, and transformations. Measurement topics include metric and English systems, dimensional analysis, and constructions. Emphasizes problem solving, educating elementary, middle, and high school students. Appropriate use of technology includes calculators and computers. Prerequisite: exemption/completion with a C grade or better in MAT-099 and READ-A-F. Credit by exam not available. Calculator with arithmetic functions, a compass, straight-edge, and ruler are required. Four hours lecture each week. Four credits. Four billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to: 

1. Using mathematical vocabulary, describe and classify a variety of 2-D and 3-D shapes, noting their properties and relationships. (GE2, GE3, GE5, PG1) 

2. Make and test conjectures about geometric properties and relationships and develop logical arguments to justify conclusions. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4) 

3. Describe location and movement using common language and geometric vocabulary. (GE2, GE3) 

4. Use coordinate geometry to represent and examine the properties of geometric shapes. (GE3, PG1) 

5. Describe sizes, positions, and orientations of shapes under informal transformations such as flips, turns, slides and scaling. (GE2, GE3) 

6. Describe congruence, similarity, and line rotational symmetry. (GE2, GE3) 

7. Identify and build 3-D object from a 2-D representation (and vice versa). (GE2, GE3, GE5, PG1) 

8. Use geometric models to solve problems in number, area, volume and algebra. (GE2, GE3, PG1) 

9. Use both standard and nonstandard units for measuring length, area, volume, weight, time and temperature. (GE3) 

10. Describe metric and customary systems of measure. (GE6) 

11. Convert between units within the metric system. (GE3, GE6, PG1) 

12. Make reasonable estimates of measurement. (PG3) 

13. Select and apply appropriate units and tools to accurately measure length, area, volume, weight, time, temperature, angles to appropriate levels of accuracy. (GE2, GE3) 

14. Develop and use formulas for determining circumference, perimeter, area, volume, of geometric figures. (GE2, GE3) 

15. Solve problems involving scale factors and rates. (GE2, GE3, PG1)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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