MODULE TITLE

Mathematics 1A

CREDIT VALUE

15

MODULE CODE

CSM1027

MODULE CONVENER

Ken O'Brien (Coordinator)

DURATION: TERM

1

DURATION: WEEKS

2

3

10

Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)

79

DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
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.

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)
On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 use fundamental Stage 1 (NQF Level 4) 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.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
- fundamental algebra I: including factorisation, binomial expansions, transposition of formulae;
- the exponential constant and natural logarithms;
- laws of indices;
- simple functions, associated graphs, plotting; linear laws;
- equations and their solution; inequalities;
- 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.
- basic stats. I: frequency distributions, histograms, mean, median, mode and standard deviation;
- basic probability: binomial distribution, poisson distribution, normal distribution, sampling theory, standard error, confidence intervals (intro.) / statistical
hypothesis testing;
- introduction to differentiation; product and quotient rules;
- introduction to integration/ dimensional analysis;
- 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

70.00

Guided Independent Study

80.00

Placement / Study Abroad

DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category
Scheduled learning and teaching activities
Scheduled learning and teaching activities
Scheduled learning and teaching activities
Guided Independent Study

Hours of study time
40
10
20
80

Description
Lectures and Tutorials
IT-based practical workshops
Optional Foundation Stream lectures and tutorials
Assessment and Private Study

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment

Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length)

Initial maths assessment MCQ exercise
Weekly tutorial sheets
Weekly IT key skill exercises

ILOs Assessed

1-2 hours
2-3 hours each
2-3 hours each

1
1-4
6

Feedback Method
Computer-based
Model answers
Model answers

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework

100

Written Exams

0

Practical Exams

DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment
9 MCQ tests (CMA1- CMA9)
2 written courseworks (TMA1 -

% of
Credit

Size of Assessment (e.g.
duration/length)

ILOs
Assessed

30

1 hours each/1800 words

1

40

4-8 hours each/2400 words

1-5

Feedback Method
Computer-based
In-script marks, summary comments & tutorial

0

Foundation Maths Website HELM & MathAid(UoP) External resources: MathCentre www. candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of information that you are expected to consult. For deferrals. & Davison.40 TMA2) An Excel spreadsheet coursework 30 4-8 hours each/2400 words 1-5 6-12 hours/1800 words 6 discussion Computer-based DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral) Original Form of Assessment Summative assignments Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Retry CMA1-CMA9 and a single additional TMA 1-5 Time Scale for Re-reassessment August Ref/Def period RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework. only the examination will count. . R.A Croft. K. R.uk/ Web based and electronic resources: Croft. RESOURCES INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES .mathcentre. a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. A. Rees DG Title Edition Publisher Engineering Mathematics Foundation Maths Foundation of Statistics 7th 5th Macmillan Pearson Chapman and Hall CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None Year 2013 2010 1987 ISBN 9781137031204 9780273729402 9780412285608 Search [Library] [Library] [Library] 7.exeter.uk Reading list for this module: Type Set Set Set Author Stroud. A.ac. & Davison. all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.5 CO-REQUISITE MODULES None NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 4 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 11 November 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 01 November 2016 KEY WORDS SEARCH Engineering. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener Basic reading: ELE – http://vle. For referrals.ac. referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. mathematics. If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework.