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CSM1027 - Mathematics 1A (2011)

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MODULE TITLEMathematics 1A CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM1027 MODULE CONVENER Ken O'Brien (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
This module aims to; a) consolidate key mathematical principles and methods in the areas of algebra, trigonometry, calculus and basic statistics; and b) introduce essential IT systems and software.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Week 1 Fundamental Algebra I: incl. Factorisation, Binomial expansions, Transposition of formulae. Week 2 The Exponential constant and Natural logarithms; Laws of Indices. Week 3 Simple functions, associated graphs, plotting; Linear laws Week 4 Equations and their solution; Inequalities. Week 5 Basic Area and Trig.; the ratios,degrees. Circles/ Rads.Recip.ratios. Basic trig identities. Sine and Cosine Rules. Solution of practical triangle problems.3-D trigonometry. Week 6 Basic Stats. I: Frequency Distributions,Histograms, Mean, Median, Mode & Standard Deviation. Week 7 Basic Probability: Binomial distribution; Poisson distribution; Normal distribution. Sampling theory; standard error; Confidence intervals (Intro.) / Statistical hypothesis testing. Week 8 Introduction to Differentiation; Stationary values; Optimisation. Week 9 Introduction to Integration/ Dimensional analysis. Week 10 Final topic tutorial and module review. IT: Intro to student IT systems, Intro to Word, Powerpoint and Excel, Excel exercises
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 50 Written Exams 50 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
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INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

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CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 1 (NQF Level 4) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 12 July 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined