Student Learning Outcomes

Content-Specific Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will :

  1. demonstrate the ability to manipulate algebraic expressions including polynomials, rational and radical expressions.
  2. demonstrate the ability to solve equations including linear, quadratic, rational and radical equations, as well as systems of linear equations in two variables.
  3. demonstrate the ability to apply theorems and solve problems in geometry including parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent and similar triangles, and special right triangles.
  4. identify abstract mathematical relationships between quantities.
  5. identify concrete mathematical relationships in other disciplines and outside the classroom.
  6. apply algebraic and geometric principles to analyze and solve problems in other disciplines and outside the classroom.

General Education Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will :

  1. use the scientific method (make observations, perform experiments, record and process data, and draw conclusions);
  2. make diagrams and graphically present data as a tool for problem solving;
  3. read for details, big picture concepts and themes;
  4. listen to instructor as well as peers;
  5. speak one-on-one, in meetings and formally;
  6. incorporate information from various sources;
  7. write descriptively and reflectively;
  8. effectively collaborate and work as a team.

Mathematics Department
MAT 1175, Fall 2011
Professors E. Halleck and J. Reitz


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