Module Title:Mathematics
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A mixture of traditional lectures, problem solving tutorials and laboratory work
Module Aim: To provide the student with a competence and understanding of the fundamental mathematics required to function in the field of Interactive Digital Media Design.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 select and employ appropriate techniques to explore and solve problems in 2d and 3d geometry
LO2 choose and implement suitable techniques to explore and solve problems in linear algebra
LO3 organise, analyse and compare data sets
LO4 identify functions and their graphs
LO5 present clear and focused communications to sumarise the outcomes and outputs arising from analysis and problem solving.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Minimum H7 or O4 in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Review of Trigonometry
angles, ratios, solving triangles
Matrices
matrix descriptions, matrix operations, determinant and inverses
Vectors
vector representations, vector arithmetic, scalar product, vector product, unit vector, angles between vectors.
Linear Transformations
Matrix representations of transformations such as projections, rotations, and translations, composite transformations of geometric objects.
Geometry in 2d and in 3d
equation for a line, equation for a plane, perpendicular distance from a point, angles between lines and planes, aspect ratios, resolutions
Data Presentation and Summarisation
data types, collecting and organising data, measures of centre and measures of spread, various charts and diagrams for summarising and comparing data distributions, analysing paired data for correlation, using linear regression to interpolate.
Functions and their graphs
Identification and plotting of different categories of functions, easing functions.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Practical30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination 30 minute test early on in the year in order to gauge student performance in a timely fashion 1,5 6.00 Week 6
Examination 40 minute closed book exam in the style to be experienced in the end of module examination 1,2,5 7.00 Week 13
Examination 40 minute closed book exam in the style to be experienced in the end of module examination 1,2,3,4,5 7.00 Week 22
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation students given tasks which involve implementing in computer code the concepts and skills encountered 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 Every Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Closed book examination based on all learning outcomes 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Practicals Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 7.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCGD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games Development 1 Mandatory
CW_KCIAD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 1 Mandatory
CW_KCIAD_D Bachelor of Science in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 1 Mandatory
Discussion Note: TEST