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MA1007: INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS 1 (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:30


Course Overview

This is a basic maths course which is suitable for students who hold the equivalent of Standard Grade maths. The aim is to help students to develop their confidence and accuracy in a range of topics, starting with basic skills and progressing to more advanced topics. There are weekly tests with good performance leading to the possibility of gaining an exemption from the final exam. Learning is mainly done in the students’ own time. This course is not suitable for students who have recently achieved an A or a B in Higher Maths or equivalent.





Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alexey Sevastyanov

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This is a basic course aimed primarily at helping students achieve greater accuracy, speed and confidence in mathematics. It is suitable both for those who may need mathematics in future study and for students who want to improve their abilities without any intention of studying the subject beyond first year. The course is taught using interactive computer software, enabling students to work in theor own way and time but with immediate feedback. Support from staff is available on a daily basis.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Computing Science and Physics
  • BSc Physics
  • BSc Physics with Modern Languages
  • BSc Physics with Philosophy
  • MA Natural Philosophy
  • MA Philosophy-Physics
  • Master of Engineering in Computing Science
  • Physics Joint
  • Physics Major
  • Physics Minor

Contact Teaching Time

38 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: In-course assessment (100%) for students who perform sufficiently well in weekly computerised tests. Any student who fails to achieve by in-course assessment or who wishes to upgrade CAS mark obtained, can take the end of course computerised examination (or its resit). In this case the final mark is calculated with 30% coming from the weekly tests and 70% coming from the exam.
Resit: Computerised examination similar to 1st attempt examination.

Formative Assessment

Regular computerised tests discussed during computer practicals.

Feedback

In-course assessment will be marked and feedback provided to the students.
Informal feedback at computer practicals.

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