MATH06071 2019 Mathematics for Science 1

General Details

Full Title
Mathematics for Science 1
Transcript Title
Mathematics for Science 1
Code
MATH06071
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MATH - Mathematics
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
David Doyle
Programme Membership
SG_SFORE_G07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Invest & Analys(Emb) SG_SAGRI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SECOL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Environmental Science SG_SHEAL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Physiology SG_SBIOM_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science SG_SMEDI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Medical Biotechnology SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SENVI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SSUST_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Sustainable Food Production SG_SPHAR_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SECOL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Ecology and Environmental Science SG_SECOL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Ecology and Environmental Science SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHEAL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science and Physical Activity SG_SHEAL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Exercise Science SG_SHUMA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SPHAR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SSCIE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SFORE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Forensic Science and Analysis SG_SENVI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SOCCU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SFORE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Investigation and Analysis SG_SSCIE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science SG_SSCIE_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Science SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Level 7 Embedded Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SANAL_G06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Analytical Science
Description

In this module, the fundamentals of mathematics required for a Science qualification are covered. All effort in this semester is focused on the student's need to understand and practice basic mathematical processes and their application to real life and science. Students are supported in their efforts by a comprehensive VLE site containing videos, notes and quizzes relevant to each topic. There are supervised tutorials twice a week to help solve the problems encountered in the 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.

Use powers and scientific notation to express values and evaluate expressions.

3.

Perform unit conversions and simple pharmaceutical calculations

4.

Manipulate and solve mathematical expressions correctly.

5.

Plot and analyse linear, quadratic and simultaneous equations.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full time. This will include 2 live lectures per week supported by online VLE (Moodle) based notes, videos and associated quizzes.

These lectures are augmented by 2 x 1 hr "Maths practicals" where students can work on the online quizzes and written problems in an informal setting with one or more tutors present to provide assistance and feedback.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 65% Continuous Assessment and 35% Final exam

There are essentially 2 parts to the course work - the online Moodle quizzes and the written journal.

Moodle quizzes

Students are required to achieve 100% in each online quiz.  (Summative & formative) These quizzes form the basis of short CA tests every second week.(Summative).

Students have 1 hr a week supervised tutorial to help and provide feedback with Moodle quizzes. (Formative)

Journal 

Students complete 10 written worksheets (approx. 1 per week) into their Journal. (Summative) While students sit their CA tests - they receive feedback (via online rubric) on their Journal work to date. (Formative)

Students have 1 hr a week supervised tutorial to help and provide feedback on their work in the Journal . (Formative) 

Attendance at all Maths practicals is recorded and the Journal mark is multiplied by this value. 

 

 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Perform calculations involving basic operations without a calculator.

  • BODMAS
  • Plus & minus
  • Decimal places & significant figures
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication & division without a calculator
  • Fractions, Decimals, Ratios & Percentages

Use powers and scientific notation  to express values and evaluate expressions.

  • Laws of indices
  • Scientific notation
  • Calculations involving scientific notation
  • Logarithms and the laws of logarithms

Perform unit conversions and simple pharmaceutical calculations

  • Length, Area & Volume and appropriate units
  • Unit conversions and applications
  • Pharmaceutical quantities, Moles & molarity
  • Concentrations and dilutions

Manipulate and solve mathematical expressions correctly.

  • Multiplying algebraic expressions
  • Factorising algebraic expressions
  • Formula Manipulation and applications

Plot and analyse linear, quadratic and simultaneous equations.

  • Plotting linear, quadratic, cubic and reciprocal curves
  • Solving linear and quadratic equations
  • Solving simultaneous equations graphically and by elimination

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 Moodle quizzes Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 CA tests (online) Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
3 Journal Continuous Assessment Assignment 25 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
4 Journal feedback Formative Performance Evaluation - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 35 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Computer Laboratory Moodle practical 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Journal practical 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2012-09-06 Maths for Science OUP Oxford
ISBN 0199644969 ISBN-13 9780199644964

Maths for Science overturns the misconception that maths is a daunting, theory-filled subject by providing a confidence-boosting overview of essential mathematical skills and techniques. Written in a clear, straightforward style, with examples and practice problems throughout, it is the ideal guide for all science students.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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

Journal Resources

None

Other Resources

Kahn Academy - maths videos

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

Additional Information

None