Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Oct 19, 2020  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MATH 131 - Elements of Mathematics II: Geometry and Algebra


This course covers proportions, percents, and real numbers; basic geometry that includes congruence, similarity, symmetry, and transformations; measurement and coordinate geometry; and algebra emphasizing multiple representations. Intended for elementary education majors, this course is also suitable for parents of school-age children. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in MATH 130  or consent of department. Four hours each week. Formerly MA 131.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Employ different methods for solving problems involving proportions and percents. (Proportions, Percents, and Real Numbers)
  • Employ procedures for mental computation and estimation of percents. (Proportions, Percents, and Real Numbers)
  • Explain decimal representations of rational and irrational numbers. (Proportions, Percents, and Real Numbers)
  • Explain properties of the real number operations. (Proportions, Percents, and Real Numbers)
  • Explain the relationships among whole numbers, integers, rationals, irrationals and reals. (Proportions, Percents, and Real Numbers)
  • Describe, compare, classify, and draw plane and space figures. (Introductory Geometry)
  • Explain the sum of angle measures in a polygon and compute the measures of specific angles. (Introductory Geometry)
  • Use technology to study plane figures. (Introductory Geometry)
  • Interpret statements that use geometric terminology. (Introductory Geometry)
  • Perform transformations and relate them to congruence, symmetry, and similarity. (Congruence, Symmetry, and Similarity)
  • Explain common metric benchmarks for length, mass, and capacity and make conversions within the metric system. (Measurement)
  • Develop basic area formulas and the Pythagorean Theorem in a deductive sequence and use these formulas to compute area and length. (Measurement)
  • Explain the relationship among the formulas for the volume of prisms, cylinders, pyramids, and cones. (Measurement)
  • Explain how to find the surface area of prisms and cylinders. (Measurement)
  • Translate among multiple representations of a function. (Algebra)
  • Identify various representations and change patterns of linear and nonlinear functions. (Algebra)
  • Solve problems with tables, graphs, and equations. (Algebra)

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