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MODULE TITLE Mathematics 1A CREDIT VALUE 15

MODULE CODE CSM1027 MODULE CONVENER Ken O'Brien (Coordinator)

DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 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 Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 40 Lectures and Tutorials
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 10 IT-based practical workshops
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 20 Optional Foundation Stream lectures and tutorials
Guided Independent Study 80 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) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Initial maths assessment MCQ exercise 1-2 hours 1 Computer-based
Weekly tutorial sheets 2-3 hours each 1-4 Model answers
Weekly IT key skill exercises 2-3 hours each 6 Model answers

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)


Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0

DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT


% of Size of Assessment (e.g. ILOs
Form of Assessment Feedback Method
Credit duration/length) Assessed
9 MCQ tests (CMA1- CMA9) 30 1 hours each/1800 words 1 Computer-based
2 written courseworks (TMA1 - In-script marks, summary comments & tutorial
40 4-8 hours each/2400 words 1-5
40 4-8 hours each/2400 words 1-5
TMA2) discussion
An Excel spreadsheet coursework 30 6-12 hours/1800 words 6 Computer-based

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


Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
Summative assignments Retry CMA1-CMA9 and a single additional TMA 1-5 August Ref/Def period

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.
If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals,
only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred
examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

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
Basic reading:
ELE http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/
Web based and electronic resources:
Croft, A. & Davison, R. Foundation Maths Website

HELM & MathAid(UoP)


External resources:
MathCentre www.mathcentre.ac.uk
Reading list for this module:
Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Stroud, K.A Engineering Mathematics 7th Macmillan 2013 9781137031204 [Library]
Set Croft, A. & Davison, R. Foundation Maths 5th Pearson 2010 9780273729402 [Library]
Set Rees DG Foundation of Statistics Chapman and Hall 1987 9780412285608 [Library]

CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5

PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None


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; mathematics.