# module specification

## MA3101 - Mathematics (2024/25)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2024/25
Module title Mathematics
Module level Foundation (03)
Credit rating for module 30
School School of Computing and Digital Media
Total study hours 300

 210 hours Guided independent study 90 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 20%   Coursework 1
Practical Examination 30%   Test 1 (1.5 hour; Unseen)
Coursework 20%   Coursework 2
Practical Examination 30%   Test 2 (1.5 hour; Unseen)
Running in 2024/25

(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Year North Monday Morning

## Module summary

This module introduces students to a range of mathematical techniques involving algebraic properties and graphs of the algebraic, logarithm, exponential and trigonometric functions. Furthermore the module introduces mathematical techniques of differentiation and integration of simple functions.

## Syllabus

Coursework  (LO1)
Tutorial Exercises with formative and summative feedback received.
Algebra  (LO2)
Graphs, Linear equations, Simultaneous equations, Quadratic equations
Functions   (LO3)
Introduction, Definition, The algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and
trigonometric functions and composite functions.
Calculus   (LO4-LO5)
Basic Differentiation and Integration
Descriptive statistics (LO6)
Types of Data, measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode), measures of variability  (variance, standard deviation), basic Probability Theory

## Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

This module will be delivered through a mixture of lectures and tutorials. The lectures will develop theory, explain the methods and techniques and demonstrate them by going through examples. The tutorials will provide students with the opportunity of reviewing their lecture notes and working through the problems designed for their practice, which will underpin the skills and techniques demonstrated in the lectures. Students will be encouraged to construct valid and precise mathematical arguments and will be expected to produce solutions using appropriate notational and stylistic conventions. Self-study exercises will enable students to monitor their own progress.
A set of lecture notes will be provided to students and answers for exercise questions will be put on the VLE.
Blended learning is incorporated by using on line resources as a medium for communication (both peer and tutor-led) and will also provide additional materials to stimulate the student interest and broaden their horizons.
The completion of a summative assignment in week 7 of the module, builds on the formative reflection carried out earlier in the module and thus supports the students with successful academic outcomes.

## Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
LO1 Reflecting on the formative and summative feedback received on the two coursework.
LO2 Demonstrate skills in arithmetic & basic algebra.
LO3 Establish skills in mathematical functions.
LO4 Show skills in Differentiating basic functions.
LO5 Show skills in Integrating basic functions.
LO6 Demonstrate understanding probability, the mean, the mode, the median and the standard deviation.

## Bibliography

http://catalogue.londonmet.ac.uk/search/?searchtype=X&searcharg=Foundation+Maths&searchscope=1&sortdropdown=r

Core Text: Robert Davison, Anthony Croft (2020) Foundation Maths, 7th edition, Pearson Education The Limited.