MAS003 Core Foundation Mathematics

Both semesters, 2018/19 40 Credits
Lecturer: Dr Nicole Jarvis uses MOLE Timetable
Aims Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment

The syllabus for MAS003 covers the common core A-Level curriculum. The module is tailored for students who have been away from mathematics for a period of time, but who will have gained some A-Level or similar qualifications. The unit covers the basic principles of algebra, geometry and calculus. Following the introduction of new material in the lectures, students have the opportunity of extensive problem solving, both in the tutorial sessions with the lecturers and in their own time.

There are no prerequisites for this module.
No other modules have this module as a prerequisite.




Aims

This module aims to develop the mathematical skills necessary to undertake the study of Engineering or Science degrees at first-year undergraduate level, and to provide the appropriate foundations for further mathematical studies.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, a candidate will be able to demonstrate understanding of the following.
  • Basic algebra
  • Basic trigonometry
  • Two- and three-dimensional coordinate geometry
  • Vector quantities
  • Circle Geometry
  • Revision of GCSE basic material (fractions, solving simple equations)
  • Quadratics
  • Inequalities
  • Polynomials
  • Functions
  • Partial Fractions
  • Exponentials and Logarithms
  • Sequences and Series
  • Probability (and short introduction to statistics)
  • Further trigonometry
  • Calculus (differentiation and integration)

Teaching methods

Lectures, tutorials, problem solving


No lectures, no tutorials

Assessment

Weekly online testing (10%). Autumn Semester examination (20%): Paper 1: 20 MCQs on MOLE, (1 hour); Paper 2: 30 marks written questions, (1.5 hours).

Spring Semester examination (70%): Paper 1: 40 MCQs on MOLE, (1.5 hour); Paper 2: 60 marks written questions, (2 hours).

Timetable (semester 2)

Mon 10:00 - 10:50 lecture   Diamond Building LT6
Mon 10:00 - 10:50 lecture   Hicks Lecture Theatre 2
Mon 11:00 - 11:50 tutorial (group a1) Hicks Lecture Theatre 2
Mon 11:00 - 11:50 tutorial (group b3) Diamond Building LT6
Mon 14:00 - 14:50 lecture   Hicks Lecture Theatre 3
Mon 15:00 - 15:50 lecture   Hicks Lecture Theatre 5
Mon 16:00 - 16:50 tutorial (group b1) Hicks Lecture Theatre 1
Tue 10:00 - 10:50 lecture   Hicks Lecture Theatre 2
Tue 10:00 - 10:50 lecture   Hicks Lecture Theatre C
Tue 11:00 - 11:50 lecture   Hicks Lecture Theatre 2
Tue 11:00 - 11:50 tutorial (group b4) 38 Mappin Street Room G11
Tue 13:00 - 13:50 lecture   Hicks Lecture Theatre 2
Tue 14:00 - 14:50 tutorial (group a2) Hicks Lecture Theatre 2
Thu 09:00 - 09:50 lecture   Hicks Lecture Theatre 2
Thu 10:00 - 10:50 tutorial (group a3) Hicks Lecture Theatre 2
Thu 16:00 - 16:50 tutorial (group b2)