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Study Guides > Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

Module 2 Overview

What You'll Learn To Do: Understand and use geometry to solve problems.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply formulas to solve perimeter, area, surface area, and volume problems.
  • Solve problems using similar triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem.
  • Distinguish Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry.
  • Describe the study of topology and its importance.
  • Describe the study of networks and its importance.
  • Recognize and create tilings.
  • Recognize when geometry is applicable to real-life situations, solve real-life problems, and communicate real-life problems and solutions to others.

Learning Activities

Finger hovering over digital icons on a screenThe learning activities for this module include:

Reading Assignments

  • Read: Perimeter and Area
  • Read: Triangles
  • Read: Volume
  • Read: Surface Area
  • Read: Graph Theory
  • Watch: Graph Theory Videos
  • Read: Topology, Tiling, Non-Euclidean Geometry

Homework Assignments

  • Submit: Perimeter and Area (12 points)
  • Submit: Triangles (4 points)
  • Submit: Surface Area and Volume (14 points)
  • Submit: Graph Theory (2 points)
  • Submit: Topology, Tiling, and Non-Euclidean Geometry (7 points)
  • Discuss: Application of Geometry (20 points)
  • Complete: Exam 1

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