MAT 087 - Geometry
Classification of polygons, quadrilaterals, triangles and angles; measurement of angles with protractor; similar and congruent triangles; Pythagorean Theorem; definition of circle; measure in English and Metric units; perimeter and area of polygons; circumference and area of circle; surface area and volume of cones, spheres, prisms, pyramids and cylinders.
Prerequisite: MAT 081 Fractions, Decimals and Percents
1 Class Hour
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Classify polygons.
2. Classify quadrilaterals as parallelograms, kites, trapezoids, isosceles trapezoids, rectangles, rhombi, and squares.
3. Classify triangles as scalene, isosceles or equilateral.
4. Classify angles, and measure angles using a protractor.
5. Classify triangles as acute, right or obtuse.
6. Relate the sides and angles of similar and congruent triangles.
7. Solve applications involving similar triangles.
8. Use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems involving right triangles.
9. Define a circle.
10. Use a ruler to measure lengths in both English and Metric units.
11. Find perimeter and area of triangles, quadrilaterals and compound shapes.
12. Find circumference and area of circles.
13. Calculate the surface area and volume of cones, spheres, prisms, pyramids and cylinders.
In the context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
4. Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
5. Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.
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