Module Title:   Technology Mathematics 1

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1021M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Mathematics and Computing (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof AS Wood

Additional Tutor(s):   Mr T Sutcliffe and Dr A Byrne

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
This competency based module develops a comprehensive/robust set of numeracy & algebraic skills fundamental to the majority of quantitative work in EDT BSc courses, including paper-based numeracy, basic/advanced use of calculators for efficient computation, use & application of graph drawing facilities, and algebraic skills up to solving small linear systems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Module material is blocked to assist self-paced learning. Principles, theory and practical calculation skills are developed in formal lectures, and practiced in tutorials & calculator-based classes with continual reflection and oral feedback. Written classroom tests at the end of each block (to facilitate formative written feedback) will assess both the application of practical skills to the knowledge base of the module and the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   52.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

make appropriate choices of when to use arithmetic or algebraic calculation and complete the manipulation successfully;

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

have competency and confidence in paper/calculator-based arithmetic; will be able to use, calculate and present simple functions, manipulate algebraic expressions, and solve algebraic equations;

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

appreciate data management, presentation, and interpretation, scientific method, systematic problem solving.

  Classroom test   100%
 
  4 classroom tests scoring at least 35% in each
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
 
  Supplementary exam

Outline Syllabus:
` Block 1: Natural numbers, integers, rationals, irrationals, decimals. Approximation and accuracy. Arithmetic rules (BIDMAS). Rationals & manipulation. Indices & manipulation.
` Block 2: Equations. Basic rules of algebra (BIDMAS). Expansion of brackets and their formation by factoring. Method of Factorisation. Manipulation of algebraic terms with indices. Rearranging equations.
` Block 3: Linear equations and solutions. 2 simultaneous linear equations (graphical and analytical solutions). Quadratic equations (graphical, factoring and formula solutions).
` Block 4: Plotting similar linear and similar quadratic functions. Introduction to angles and basic trigonometric functions. Periodicity. Plotting similar trigonometric functions. Finding unknown lengths and angles of triangles using appropriate formulas. Vector notation and use in problem solving.

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