|Assessment length / details
|Five Blackboard tests Each test should take around 20 minutes but students will be allowed a 45 minute window in which to complete.
|2.5 Hours On-line BB Test One BlackBoard test covering all topic areas. It is expected to take about 100 minutes but students will be allowed a 2.5 hour window in which to complete.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Explain and draw diagrams to illustrate basic set operations;
perform arithmetic in a variety of bases, express approximations to given numbers of significant figures and to given numbers of decimal places;
manipulate algebraic formulae and simplify basic algebraic expressions;
simplify expressions and manipulate formulae involving logarithms and exponents;
graph simple functions and make simple calculations related to angles and lengths of sides of triangles.
be able to perform simple calculations related to the probabilities of events and produce summary statistics for simple data sets
This module reviews the basic concepts of mathematics that are required by many students. It is not suitable for people with good GCSE, AS or A level Mathematics.
This module aims to provide students with the basic skills needed for successful completion of part 1.
2. Numbers: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers; arithmetic in different bases; fractions; expressing numbers to a given number of significant figures and to a given number of decimal places.
3. Basic Algebra: simplification of algebraic expressions; factors; arithmetic involving symbolic fractions; formula transposition; linear and quadratic equations.
4. Exponents and Logarithms: simplifying exponential expressions; logarithms to any base; the log and exponential functions; equations involving e and ln.
5. Graphs and Trigonometry: graphs of linear functions, polynomials, logarithm and exponential functions. Simple trigonmetry, sin, cos, tan and Pythagoras' theorem.
6. Probability and statistics: simple events and their probabilities. Summary statistics.
|Application of Number
|This module includes a substantial element of number and manipulation of numeric formulae.
|Reasoned argument ensures clarity of communication. Clarity of thought and validity of argument are directly addressed by this module.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Contributes to capacity to comprehend and profit from courses including programming, AI, robotics and telecommunications.
|Logical reasoning is central to all problem solving. Logical reasoning is supported by mathematical reasoning. Both are directly addressed within the context of this module.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Reasoning, clarity of expression, and skill with number and formula are developed and assessed.
This module is at CQFW Level 3