Technical Mathematics for Architectural and Building Technology
|School||School of Computing and Academic Studies|
|Program||ABT, Architectural and Building Technology|
|Minimum Passing Grade||50%|
|Start Date||September 07, 2021|
|End Date||November 30, 2021|
|Pre-requisites||Math 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent OR BCIT Math 0001.|
Acknowledgement of Territories
The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).
|Name||Simin Sadat Chavoshi Jolfaee|
|Instructor to provide|
|Office Hours||Instructor to provide|
Basic Algebra Review: solving linear, quadratic and simultaneous linear equations, percentage problems; Trigonometry: definitions of trigonometric functions in a right triangle and the unit circle - relevant applications; Plane Geometry: definitions and relevant applications using regular and irregular polygons; 3-D Geometry: definitions and applications using solids with an emphasis on solids intersecting each other.
Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Solve different types of equations (equations with fractions that lead to linear equations, quadratic equations, or equations with roots); systems of linear equations.
- Solve problems involving percentages in applications of building technology.
- Use the trigonometric functions in solving building technology applications.
- Determine the length of arcs (portions of circles) and areas representing sectors of circles.
- Solve problems involving ratios, proportion, and variation.
- Solve technology - related problems involving plane geometry and three-dimensional geometry (and combinations of geometry and trigonometry).
- Lecture notes to accompany MATH 1401, by Elizabeth Gray. Available (to print) on the Learning Hub once the course starts.
- Mobius Access code for MATH 1401-Available at BCIT bookstore for purchase.
- SHARP Advanced D.A.L. EL-520 or 546 calculator. Please note that the solver functions built into this model are needed throughout the course and the instructions on how to use those functions will be provided. If you cannot find the SHARP Advanced 520, a less ideal substitute would be SHARP Advanced 531. This latter model does not have a built-in solver, but has all other functions needed for the course.
|Online Assignments||10%||Instructions provided in first class meeting|
|Quizzes||25%||No make up if missed|
|Two term tests||2@ 15%||No make up if missed.|
If you cannot make it to a lecture, please notify me of your absence ahead of time or as soon as possible.
If you miss a quiz or a term test, there will be no make-up tests. In presence of valid documents such as doctor's note, the missed quiz or test's weight will be moved to the final exam, otherwise you will receive a zero for that assessment item.
Course Specific Requirements
- Please note that the course meets online and having access to reliable internet, a working webcam, and a scanner or a camera to scan or take pictures of your written work are required. Having a printer would be great, but not required.
- All students must provide their own current PC desktop or laptop with a microphone and webcam and have high speed internet access. BCIT does not provide support for student devices.
- The course will be delivered in real time and may use two-way audio and/or video as well as group work.
- All students must be computer literate and be able to log in during regular scheduled hours in order to participate and complete this course.
- All quizzes are online and will be invigilated via Zoom and/or through proctoring services recommended by BCIT. The students are expected to share video as required by the instructor during tests.
- The two midterms and the final exam will be on campus. Please take note of the dates and location for each test.
Course Credit: In order to obtain course credit for MATH 1401 you need to have taken a post-secondary level geometry course. Calculus is not accepted towards course credit for MATH 1401.
Note: Course credit application is for students who have taken a post-secondary course similar to MATH 1401 and want to use that credit instead of taking MATH 1401. If you are currently taking MATH 1401, this does not apply to you.
Early Assist: Our faculty do their best to support your success. If concerns arise about your academic progress or wellbeing, your instructor might refer you to the Early Assist program. Early Assist can connect you with support services that can help you get back on track. Any concerns identified are treated confidentially. Information sent to Early Assist is in no way associated with a student’s academic record or with decisions related to student funding or academic progress. For more information, visit the Early Assist website: www.bcit.ca/earlyassist.”
Course Schedule and Assignments
Tests and Quizzes (Tentative)
Introduction to the course
Introduction to MapleTa
Practice problems on unit 1
Date: Sep 16
Coverage: Unit 1
Angles and units of measure
Supplementary and Complementary angle
Parallel-Transversal theorem (Z-angles)
Angles of elevation and depression
Parallel lines cut by transversal lines
Properties of triangles
Date: Sep 30
Coverage: Unit 2
Practice problems on Unit 2
Date: Oct 7
Location: Burnaby campus, SW01-2045
Coverage: Unit 1, 2
Centers of a polygon
Properties of circles
Practice Problems on Unit 3
Perimeter and Area of common figures
Perimeter and area of circular elements
Perimeter and area of complex shapes
Irregular rectangular perimeters
Practice problems on Unit 4
Date: Oct 28
Coverage: Unit 3
Date: Nov 4
Location: Burnaby campus, SW01-2045
Coverage: Unit 3, 4
Date: Nov 16
Coverage: Prisms and rings
Date: Nov 23
Coverage: Pyramids and Pyramidal frustums
Geometry of the planet Earth
Date: Nov 30
Location: Burnaby campus, SW01-2016
Coverage: All units
Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.
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Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.
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Guidelines for School of Computing and Academic Studies
Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts will not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.
I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Simin Sadat Chavoshi Jolfaee, Instructor
August 03, 2021
I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Winona Cordua-von Specht, Faculty
August 04, 2021
I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Patricia Sackville, Associate Dean
August 16, 2021
Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.