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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

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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:

  1. Describe data using tables and charts.
  2. Compute measures of center, variation, and position for a set of data.
  3. Use normal distribution to solve statistical problems.
  4. 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:

  1. Describe the sample space for an experiment.
  2. Use sample space to determine the probability of various outcomes.
  3. Apply the rules of probability to solve problems.
  4. 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:

  1. Describe the properties of plane and solid geometric figures.
  2. 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:

  1. Use non-standard, customary, and metric measurement systems.
  2. Compute the area and perimeter of plane geometric objects.
  3. 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:

  1. Use congruent triangles to solve geometric problems.
  2. 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
 

  1. Data analysis and statistics
    1. Describing and interpreting data
    2. Charts and graphs
    3. Measures of center
    4. Measures of variation and position
    5. The normal distribution
    6. Statistics and technology
    7. Problem solving using statistics
  2. Probability
    1. Sample spaces and single-stage experiments
    2. Multi-stage experiments
    3. The rules of probability
    4. Simulation activities
    5. Problem solving suing probability
  3. Geometric concepts and relationships
    1. Plane figures
    2. Properties of polygons
    3. Three-dimenstional figures
    4. Symmetric figures and tessellations
    5. Problem solving using geometry
  4. Measurement
    1. Systems of measurement
      1. Historic measurements
      2. Non-standard measurements
      3. The metric system
      4. Customary measurements
    2. Area and perimeter
    3. Volume and surface area
    4. Problem solving using measurements
  5. Congruence and construction
    1. Congruence and constructions
    2. Similar figures
    3. 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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