MATH 1351 - Introduction to Geometric Reasoning - University of Houston

# MATH 1351 - Introduction to Geometric Reasoning

***This is a course guideline. Students should contact instructor for the updated information on current course syllabus, textbooks, and course content***

*This course was formerly MATH 1312*

***This is a course guideline.  Students should contact instructor for the updated information on current course syllabus, textbooks, and course content***

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on a placement examination. *Note: May not apply toward a degree from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Textbook: Elementary Geometry for College Students, Daniel C. Alexander and Geralyn M. Koeberlein, 7th edition, Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN: 9781337614085

Course Description:  Credit 3 hours (3-0). Principles of logic and proof, set theory, formal and informal geometry.

Supplies: A small ruler and compass will be needed for some sections and a calculator will be needed for most sections.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

• Apply fundamental terms of geometry such as points, lines, and planes to describe two and three dimensional figures.
• Make and test conjectures about figures and geometric relationships.
• Use a variety of methods to identify and justify congruency and similarity of geometric objects.
• Perform geometric transformations.
• Demonstrate fundamental probability techniques and apply those techniques to solve problems.
• Explain the use of data collection and statistics as tools to reach reasonable conclusions.
• Recognize, examine, and utilize the basic principles of describing and presenting data.
• Perform measurement processes and explain the concept of a unit of measurement.
• Develop and use formulas for the perimeter, area, and volume for a variety of figures.
[Additional course curriculum details: This course is intended to build or reinforce a foundation in fundamental mathematics concepts and skills. It includes the concepts of geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking.]