ILFN06014 2013 Introduction to Mathematics

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Mathematics
Transcript Title
Introduction to Mathematics
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Subject Area
ILFN - International Foundation
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Grace Corcoran
Programme Membership
SG_BENGL_E06 201500 Certificate in English language and Western SG_BINTE_F06 202000 Level 6 Certificate in International Foundation Studies

· This is an introductory module that is intended to help incoming students to understand and master those topics in mathematics that are necessary for successful engagement with Mathematics modules on the Institute’s Level programmes.

· To provide students with a body of vocabulary and a variety of terminology specific to the area of mathematics and statistics.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Interpret and use basic mathematical data


Understand basic symbols and terminology at an introductory level for mathematics and statistics


Be able to tackle mathematical problems using a calculator and with understanding for basic arithmetic, percentages, square roots, reciprocals and power.


Be able to express and interpret numbers in scientific notation and SI units.


Recognize different categories of graphs and charts; Plot points and draw graphs/charts, using suitable axes and scales.


Understand geometrical terminology for angles, triangles, quadrilaterals and circles and perform basic geometrical calculations.


Simple trigonometry,solve right angled triangle,trig ratios of sine cosine and tan, pythagoras's theorem

Indicative Syllabus

Mathematical and Statistical Symbols

Mathematical and Statistical Terminology

Basic Arithmetic

Percentages, Square roots, Reciprocals and Powers

Scientific Notation and SI Units

Graphs and Charts

Basic Geometry

Basic Trigonometry

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Multiple Choice Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2 Continuous Assessment written assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
3 Multiple Choice Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Computer Laboratory Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Foundation Mathematics - Anthony Croft and Robert Davison - Pearson Press.

Other Resources
Additional Information