MATH06071 2013 MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENCE 1

General Details

Full Title
MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENCE 1
Transcript Title
MATHEMATICS 1
Code
MATH06071
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MATH - Mathematics
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
David Doyle
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAR_C06 201300 Higher Certificate in Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SENER_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Energy, Sustainability SG_SOCCU_G07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SAGRI_G06 000000 Higher Certificate in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SOCCU_B07 201600 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SHEAL_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Health Science and Physical Activity SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SHUMA_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SSCIE_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SHUMA_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Science in Human Nutrition SG_SAGRI_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201800 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science
Description

The fundamentals of scientific mathematics are revised in this module.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Perform calculations involving basic operations without a calculator.

2.

Manipulate mathematical expressions correctly.

3.

Plot linear and quadratic curves and analyse these graphs mathematically.

4.

Use scientific notation, SI units and dimensional analysis to express scientific values correctly.

5.

Solve and evaluate linear, quadratic and simultaneous equations.

6.
Communicate mathematical data individually and in teams in an appropriate format.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Basic Operations

Decimals, Ratios & Percentages

Solutions & Dilutions

Formula Manipulation

Scientific Notation and SI Units

Plotting Graphs

Length, Area & Volume

Solving equations

Trigonometry

Logarithms

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 The students partake in a weekly maths practical in which they are given 20-30 questions relating to the current lecture topic. This is a group work environment, the students are encouraged to work together to solving the problems. Three staff members are also present in a tutorial role only. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 CA tests every two weeks based on the material covered in the previous practicals. Six exams in total. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
3 Practical books - books are checked at random and students encouraged to keep them up to date. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
4 Practical Book - Students are marked on the quality of their practical work during the module. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 5 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final exam. Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Flat Classroom Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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

Other Resources

www.mathtutor.ac.uk  online videos and tutorials relating to many topics on the module.

Additional Information
None