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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Plane Geometry
Course Number: Math 61
Course Objectives:
  • Identify and develop valid arguments and recognize errors in reasoning.
  • Given a statement, students will be able to make a drawing and write the hypothesis and conclusion using math notation pertinent to the drawing.
  • Students can write a formal geometric proof.
  • Math students feel they have the resources necessary for their success.
  • Students will feel that mathematics is a beneficial part of their education
  • Deduce conclusions logically by reasoning from definitions, assumptions and theorems in formal and informal, direct and indirect proofs.
  • State and use geometric definitions.
  • Perform fundamental geometric constructions using a compass and straightedge.
  • Apply the properties of geometric figures (angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, etc.).
  • State and use geometric formulas (areas, Pythagorean Theorem, angles, arcs, etc.).
  • Apply properties of ratio, proportion and similarity.