The students will be organized into lectures and be given two lectures a week in order to cover module content items 3 to 8 inclusive. During these lectures the students will be encouraged to be active. They will be given activities to attempt, during the lecture, in order to re-enforce the learning and understanding achieved through the lecturer’s introduction. The students will be then given take home activity sheets in order to be able to continue practicing the techniques.
The students will be allocated a one hour tutor supervised computer laboratory session every week. In this session the students will be guided and supported through a Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) package which will cover module content items 1 & 2. The learning here will be self-paced and guided and supported by the tutor. The package will be available for student use outside their scheduled laboratory time.

Module Aim:

This module aims to provide students with a broad and solid foundation in mathematical concepts and techniques that they may encounter in subsequent programme modules.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:

LO1

Manipulate simple algebraic expressions and solve simple algebraic equations with confidence and represent and interpret linear and quadratic graphical representations of data.

LO2

Describe and apply the operations relations of elementary set theory. and interconvert between number systems.

LO3

Describe and apply the operations and relations of elementary logic theory and execute the elementary vector operations in two dimensions.

LO4

Describe and apply the laws of elementary probability & counting theory.

LO5

Carry out calculations involving trigonometric functions using a calculator and solve right angled and non right angled triangles.

LO6

Execute the elementary Matrix operations and identify the inverse Matrix relationship and use Matrices to implement two dimensional rotations and represent this effect on graph diagrams.

Pre-requisite learning

Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules

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Requirements

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