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  


Assessment components 


Running in 2024/25 (Please note that module timeslots are subject to change) 

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 (LO4LO5)
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. Selfstudy 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 tutorled) 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
https://rl.talis.com/3/londonmet/lists/C97195D62495D2DBB4F341AF20BF9B06.html
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.