# ILFN06014 2013 Introduction to Mathematics

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**Description**

· 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;*

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Interpret and use basic mathematical data

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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**End of Semester / Year Formal Exam**

### Coursework Assessment

Title | Type | Form | Percent | Week | Learning Outcomes Assessed | |
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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 | |
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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 |
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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 |

### Module Resources

**Non ISBN Literary Resources**

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

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