Elementary Geometry – MATH 217

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 05/26/2022

Course Description

A development of basic concepts of elementary geometry including area, volume, compass and straight-edge constructions, polyhedra, tessellations, motions in the physical world, transformations, congruence and similarity.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Geometry, probability, and statistics along with arithmetic skills have long been recognized as important ingredients in determining how well an individual functions in society. In today’s highly complex world, mathematical understanding is more important than ever and is a prerequisite to successful study in many fields. A primary purpose of this course is to provide students with grounding in the rudiments of mathematics that will enable them to successfully cope with the content of modern elementary mathematics.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 200 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words (CLO:  A, B; FSLO:  TSQR 1, 2, 4).

The student will complete 16 Webassign homework assignments with varying amounts of questions. The student will have multiple attempts to answer each question (CLO:  A – I; FSLO:  TSQR 1, 2, 4).

In the first project, the student will have an opportunity to gather educational data and display the results using an appropriate graph form. The student will then prepare an analysis of his or her results in at least 200 words.

In the second project, the student will use information about the SOL mathematics results from two school districts in Virginia from the past three years from grades 3, 4, and 5. The student will display the data in graph form and then analyze the data (CLO: A, H; FSLO:  TSQR 1, 2, 4).

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned modules. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes. (CLO:  A – I; FSLO:  TSQR 1, 2, 4).

Each exam will cover the Learn material for the assigned modules. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes and have a 2-hour time limit. Each Exam will contain multiple-choice and short answer questions and will be completed using Webassign. All written work for each exam must be uploaded to the respective Written Work Assignment page. (CLO:  A – I; FSLO:  TSQR 1, 2, 4).

The Final Exam will cover the Learn material for the assigned modules. The exam will be open-book/open-notes and have a 2-hour time limit. The Quiz: Final Exam will contain multiple-choice and short answer questions and will be completed using Webassign. All written work for the Final Exam must be uploaded to the respective Written Work Assignment page. (CLO:  A – I; FSLO:  TSQR 1, 2, 4).