May 25, 2024  
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M 133M - Geometry and Geometric Measurement for K-8 Teachers


Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): appropriate placement test score, a grade of “C” or better in M 094~ , or Math Department consent.
This course focuses on the study of geometry and geometric measurement for prospective elementary and middle school teachers. Topics include synthetic, transformational and coordinate geometry, Euclidean constructions, congruence and similarity, 2D and 3D measurement, and problem solving. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Use mathematical techniques to problem solve.
  • Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.
  • Apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations.
  • Use visualization, spatial reasoning and geometric modeling to solve problems.
  • Describe and apply measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems and processes of measurement.
  • Apply appropriate techniques, tools and formulas to determine measurements for length, area and volume.
  • Develop the ability to examine and explain underlying mathematical structure by using multiple geometric representations and tools for problem solving.



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