MATH 1290  Mathematics for Education 2 Credit Hours: 4.00 Prerequisites: MATH 1280 with grade C or better, or equivalent college course
(formerly MATH 1270)
MATH 1290 is the second of a two‑course sequence for elementary education students and includes non‑metric geometry, metric geometry, coordinate geometry, the metric system, probability, and statistics.
Billable Contact Hours: 4
Search for Sections Transfer Possibilities Michigan Transfer Network (MiTransfer)  Utilize this website to easily search how your credits transfer to colleges and universities. OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate working knowledge of data analysis and statistics.
Objectives: During the course, students will:
 Describe data using tables and charts.
 Compute measures of center, variation, and position for a set of data.
 Use normal distribution to solve statistical problems.
 Use technology to solve statistical problems.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate working knowledge of probability.
Objectives: During the course, students will:
 Describe the sample space for an experiment.
 Use sample space to determine the probability of various outcomes.
 Apply the rules of probability to solve problems.
 Use simulation to solve probability problems.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate working knowledge of geometric concepts and relationships.
Objectives: During the course, students will:
 Describe the properties of plane and solid geometric figures.
 Apply symmetries, rotations, and translations to solve geometric problems.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate working knowledge of measurement.
Objectives: During the course, students will:
 Use nonstandard, customary, and metric measurement systems.
 Compute the area and perimeter of plane geometric objects.
 Compute the surface area and volume of solid geometric objects.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate working knowledge of congruence and construction.
Objectives: During the course, students will:
 Use congruent triangles to solve geometric problems.
 Use a physical or virtual straight edge and compass to construct various plane geometric figures.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
 Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
 Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
 Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
 Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
 Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
 Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course: Critical Thinking: YES Quantitative Reasoning: YES COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
 Data analysis and statistics
 Describing and interpreting data
 Charts and graphs
 Measures of center
 Measures of variation and position
 The normal distribution
 Statistics and technology
 Problem solving using statistics
 Probability
 Sample spaces and singlestage experiments
 Multistage experiments
 The rules of probability
 Simulation activities
 Problem solving suing probability
 Geometric concepts and relationships
 Plane figures
 Properties of polygons
 Threedimenstional figures
 Symmetric figures and tessellations
 Problem solving using geometry
 Measurement
 Systems of measurement
 Historic measurements
 Nonstandard measurements
 The metric system
 Customary measurements
 Area and perimeter
 Volume and surface area
 Problem solving using measurements
 Congruence and construction
 Congruence and constructions
 Similar figures
 Problem solving using congruence
Primary Faculty Oaks, Jonathan Secondary Faculty Horvath, Aladar Associate Dean McMillen, Lisa Dean Pritchett, Marie
Primary Syllabus  Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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