Feb 21, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

MAT 131 - Elements of Mathematics II


Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive, conceptually based study of plane and solid geometry and probability and statistics. Topics include concepts of measurement, motion geometry, models of empirical and theoretical probability and data analysis. Inquiry-based instruction, problem solving skills, project work and the appropriate use of technology including calculators and computers are emphasized.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy, and Personal and Professional Development.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and placement above or completion of MAT 080 with a C or better or completion of Math Module 12 or 85.
General Education Elective(s): Math all programs
Note(s): This course will satisfy a mathematics elective for the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Transfer programs. It may satisfy a math elective in those programs that accept Math Modeling for the Liberal Arts as a math elective. It may also satisfy a general education elective or an elective in other programs that accept Intermediate Algebra.

Note: This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply the basic concepts of plane and transformational geometry
  • Solve problems using the fundamental principles of probability
  • Calculate area, volume, and surface area of polygons
  • Analyze conditions that produce congruence or similarity of figures

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