MA0MAA-Mathematics

Module Provider: Mathematics and Statistics
Number of credits: 40 [20 ECTS credits]
Level:F
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded: EC0MFE Mathematics for Economics
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Prof Paul Glaister

Email: p.glaister@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
To achieve a solid grounding in the basic principles of pure mathematics at the standard of A-level. To ensure that students can deal with arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, differential and integral calculus to a standard which will support entry to an undergraduate degree programme.

Aims:
To achieve a solid grounding in the basic principles of pure mathematics at the standard of A-level. To ensure that students can deal with arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, differential and integral calculus to a standard which will support entry to an undergraduate degree programme.

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module students are expected to be able to:



• differentiate and integrate simple functions; carry out simple manipulation and operation of trigonometric functions;



• solve simple algebraic equations, inequalities and trigonometric equations;



• make use of accurate language, where appropriate, including: grammar, sentence structure, spelling and academic style.


Additional outcomes:
By the end of the module students are expected to have enhanced their problem-solving skills and have demonstrated and applied their knowledge of appropriate key transferable academic skills in accordance with the IF0ACA syllabus.

Outline content:
Beginning with revision of the most elementary arithmetic and algebra, the module gradually proceeds through topics such as logarithms, trigonometry, differential and integral calculus.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures supported by small group tutorials. Regular mathematical exercises test students' learning and development.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 38 40 20
Tutorials 9 10 5
Guided independent study 99 110 69
       
Total hours by term 146.00 160.00 94.00
       
Total hours for module 400.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 80
Class test administered by School 20

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:

Weekly marked work.


Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    1 x 3 hour Examination.


    Requirements for a pass:

    40%.


    Reassessment arrangements:
    By examination in August/September with continuous assessment carried forward if it is to the advantage of the student.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 31 March 2017

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