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## CSM1027 - Mathematics 1A (2012)

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 | 10 |

Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) | 111 |
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Mathematics is at the heart of all Science and Engineering subjects. Provided the student has at least a good grade at GCSE maths, this module takes students of all levels of experience or confidence in maths and brings them up to a level required to use maths as a tool in their other chosen pathways and modules. As well as providing a clear reinforcement of those areas of maths that will be required, the module has in place a number of levels of support for students who feel they need to address perceived weakness in the subject.

*The module is suitable for non-specialist students. The module is recommended for interdisciplinary pathways.*

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.

**Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:**

1. Use fundamental Level 1 mathematical skills in algebra, trigonometry, calculus and statistics, ensuring that more advanced topics may be studied with confidence in later modules.

**Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:**

2.Formulate in mathematical and statistical terms simple problems encountered in geo-scientific and energy related areas.

3.Take data from a range of sources and undertake simple modeling tasks with external guidance.

**Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and Knowledge:**

4.Apply given tools/methods accurately and appropriately to a well-defined problem and begin to appreciate the complexity of mathematical issues in the degree discipline.

5.Present mathematical work, and communicate conclusions to a wide audience in a clear and logical way

6.Demonstrate familiarity with all essential IT systems to support personal study including a spreadsheet package to support the study and communication of maths.

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; Product and Quotient Rules

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

Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities | 50.00 | Guided Independent Study | 100.00 | Placement / Study Abroad |
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Category | Hours of study time | Description |

Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activity | 20 | Lectures |

Schedule Learning & Teaching Activity | 20 | Whole group tutorials |

Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activity | 10 | IT-based practical workshops |

Guided independent study | 100 |

Optional foundation maths stream:

a. Foundation lectures 10 hours

b. Small group tutorials 10 hours

Form of Assessment | Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) | ILOs Assessed | Feedback Method |
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Initial assessment MCQ exercise | 1-2 hours | 1 | Computer-based |

Weekly tutorial sheets | 2-3 hours each | 1-4 | Model answers |

Coursework | 50 | Written Exams | 50 | Practical Exams |
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Form of Assessment | % of Credit | Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) | ILOs Assessed | Feedback Method |
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6 MCQ tests (CMA1- CMA6) |
15 | 1-2 hours each | 1 | Computer-based |

3 written courseworks (TMA1 - TMA3) |
20 | 3-5 hours each | 1-5 | in-script marks, summary comments & tutorial discussion |

An Excel spreadsheet coursework |
15 | 6-12 hours | 6 | Computer-based |

Written exam | 50 | 2 hours | 1-4 | Tutor meeting |

Original Form of Assessment | Form of Re-assessment | ILOs Re-assessed | Time Scale for Re-reassessment |
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Summative assignment | Additional assignment | All | August Ref/Def period |

Written examination | Examination | As above | August Ref/Def period |

As above 1 piece of CW 50% and/or 1 Exam 50%

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

Basic reading:

Croft, A. & Davison, R. 2006. Foundation Maths (4th. Edition). Pearson.

Stroud, K.A. 2007. Engineering Mathematics (6th. Edition). Macmillan.

ELE – *College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages*

Web based and electronic resources:

Croft, A. & Davison, R. Foundation Maths Website

HELM & PPLATO (UoP

Other resources:

MathCentre www.mathcentre.ac.uk

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 | Monday 12 March 2012 | LAST REVISION DATE | Wednesday 17 October 2012 |

KEY WORDS SEARCH | Engineering, Mathematics |
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