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## CSM1027 - Mathematics 1A (2011)

MODULE TITLE | Mathematics 1A | CREDIT VALUE | 15 |
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MODULE CODE | CSM1027 | MODULE CONVENER | Ken O'Brien (Coordinator) |

DURATION: TERM | 1 | 2 | 3 |
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DURATION: WEEKS |

Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) |
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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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DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS

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 |
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DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

RESOURCES

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

information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

**Basic reading:**

**ELE:**

**Web based and Electronic Resources:**

**Other Resources:**

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE | 15 | ECTS VALUE | 7.5 |
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PRE-REQUISITE MODULES | None |
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CO-REQUISITE MODULES | None |

NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) | 1 (NQF Level 4) | AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING | No |
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ORIGIN DATE | Thursday 15 December 2011 | LAST REVISION DATE | Thursday 12 July 2012 |

KEY WORDS SEARCH | None Defined |
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