The aims of the module are to equip the student with the mathematical skills required for the study of the course.

Learning Outcomes

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

LO1

Calculate the area and volume of regular shapes and to use algebra to determine parameters and to derive units for parameters from expressions.

LO2

Use algebraic methods to solve and manipulate equations.

LO3

Evaluate distances, angles and areas for right angled and non right angled triangles.

LO4

Plot and interpret linear and non linear functions and extract information from the plots.

LO5

Produce statistical graphs including histograms and ogives and calculate Mode, Mean, Median and the quartile values.

Pre-requisite learning

Module Recommendations

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

No recommendations listed

Incompatible Modules

These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.

No incompatible modules listed

Co-requisite Modules

No Co-requisite modules listed

Requirements

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

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content

(1) COMPUTATION:

(a) Basic Calculator functions and Basic Mathematical Rules
(b) Scales, Fractions and Ratios
(c) Accuracy and Precision
(d) Units and derived units
(e) Basic Algebra
(f) Indices and Powers
(g) Transposition of formulae

(2) AREA AND VOLUME:

(a) Perimeter, Area & Volume of Regular and Irregular Shapes
(b) Approximation of Area and Volume

(3) TRIGONOMETRY:

(a) Solution of right angled triangles,
(b) Unit circle,
(c) Radian measure,
(d) Solving triangles with the sin & cosine rules,
(e) Area of triangles.

(4) EQUATIONS:

(a) Graphed representations of linear
(b) quadratic and cubic equations.
(c) Graphical and numerical simultaneous solutions.

(5) STATISTICS:

(a) Statistical graphs (Bar chart, Pie-chart, Ogive, Histogram),
(b) Calculation of Mode, Mean, Median and the quartile values,
(c) Introduction to central tendency & dispersion.

Assessment Breakdown

%

Project

50.00%

End of Module Formal Examination

50.00%

No Continuous Assessment

Project

Assessment Type

Assessment Description

Outcome addressed

% of total

Assessment Date

Project

Weekly worksheets

1,2,4,5

50.00

n/a

No Practical

End of Module Formal Examination

Assessment Type

Assessment Description

Outcome addressed

% of total

Assessment Date

Formal Exam

No Description

1,2,3,4,5

50.00

End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment