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College Technical Mathematics 1B

Course Outcome Summary


WTCS - Wisconsin Technical College System

Information
Course Number

10-804-114

Credits

Contact Hours

36

Instructional Area

General Studies

Instructional Level

Associate Degree

Organization

WTCS - Wisconsin Technical College System

Division

Mathematics

Types of Instruction
Type of Instruction

Contact Hours

Outside Hours

Credits

Classroom Presentation

36

72

Totals

36

Description
This course is a continuation of College Technical Mathematics 1A. Topics include: measurement
systems; computational geometry; right and oblique triangle trigonometry; and trigonometric functions on
the unit circle. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful
completion of or concurrent enrollment in College Technical Mathematics 1A is required for course
enrollment. Successful completion of College Technical Mathematics 1A and College Technical
Mathematics 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Mathematics 1.

Prerequisites
1.

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: College Technical Mathematics 1A

Competencies and Performance Standards


1.

Convert units of measure


Performance Standards

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You will demonstrate your competence:


1.a.

in an oral, written, or graphic product

Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:

2.

1.a.

convert within SI (metric)

1.b.

convert within USCS (United States Customary System)

1.c.

convert between USCS and SI units

1.d.

apply skill to technical problems

1.e.

utilize appropriate technology

1.f.

apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving
criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,
solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution is
labeled with appropriate units)

Compute angle measures, length of sides, perimeter, and area of plane geometric figures
Performance Standards
You will demonstrate your competence:
2.a.

in an oral, written, or graphic product

Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:

3.

2.a.

calculate the measure of the specified angle(s) of polygons

2.b.

calculate the circumference, perimeter, and area of plane figures including composite
figures

2.c.

calculate a specified side of similar polygons

2.d.

apply skill to technical problems

2.e.

utilize appropriate technology

2.f.

apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving
criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,
solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution is
labeled with appropriate units)

Calculate surface area, volume, and weight/mass


Performance Standards
You will demonstrate your competence:
3.a.

in an oral, written, or graphic product

Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:


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3.a.

calculate the surface area of solids

3.b.

calculate the volume of solids

3.c.

identify the density of a given material

3.d.

calculate the weight/mass of a solid or liquid

3.e.

apply skill to technical problems

3.f.

utilize appropriate technology

3.g.

apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving
criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,
solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution is
labeled with appropriate units)

Solve right triangles


Performance Standards
You will demonstrate your competence:
4.a.

in an oral, written, or graphic product

Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:

5.

4.a.

use the angle-sum principle to compute the third angle of a triangle

4.b.

use the Pythagorean Theorem to compute a side of a right triangle

4.c.

use sine, cosine, and tangent ratios to compute sides and/or angles of right triangles

4.d.

apply skill to technical problems such as vectors

4.e.

utilize appropriate technology

4.f.

apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving
criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,
solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution is
labeled with appropriate units)

Solve oblique triangles


Performance Standards
You will demonstrate your competence:
5.a.

in an oral, written, or graphic product

Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:


5.a.

use the Law of Cosines, Law of Sines, and right triangle methods when appropriate

5.b.

apply skill to technical problems such as vectors

5.c.

utilize appropriate technology

5.d.

apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving

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criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,
solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution is
labeled with appropriate units)

6.

Relate trigonometric functions to the unit circle


Performance Standards
You will demonstrate your competence:
6.a.

in an oral, written, or graphic product

Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:


6.a.

express angles in radian, degree, or revolution measurement

6.b.

relate angle in standard position to its reference angle

6.c.

determine the values for sine, cosine, or tangent of angles between -360 and 360 degrees

6.d.

use inverses of sine, cosine, and tangent functions to determine possible angles from 360 to 360 degrees

6.e.

sketch graphs of sine, cosine, and tangent functions for angles from -360 to 360 degrees

6.f.

apply skill to technical problems

6.g.

utilize appropriate technology

6.h.

apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving
criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,
solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution is
labeled with appropriate units)

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