160132

Concepts in Mathematics

At the heart of this course are three mathematical questions: what is an equation, what is a solution and what is a function? Through exploring these three themes, students will be exposed to different types of equations, different types of solutions and mathematical functions. Students will also learn to differentiate, integrate and manipulate simple equations and develop problem solving skills.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

160132

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

100-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Mathematics

Course planning information

Expected prior learning

Students must have achieved at least 16 credits in NCEA Level 2 Mathematics or passed 247.002 or equivalent and have the ability to manipulate algebraic expressions and fractions.

Restrictions

Choose just one
160101, 160102, 160103, 160111, 160112, 160131, 228171, 228172 160132 may not be taken after 160133 has been passed

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Identify equations of many different types such as linear, algebraic, ODE, PDE, discrete.
  • 2 Find solutions of simple equations such as quadratic or linear system of 2 equations with 2 unknowns, and check solutions to other equations.
  • 3 Describe the properties of specific functions such as trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential.
  • 4 Differentiate and integrate simple functions.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Practical/Placement 1 2 3 4 45%
Exam (centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 4 55%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Highly recommended

PRECALCULUS: MATHEMATICS FOR CALCULUS

Author
JAMES STEWART, LOTHAR REDLIN, AND SALEEM WATSON
ISBN
9781305999985
Edition
7E, INTERNATIONAL METRIC EDITION
Publisher
CENGAGE

APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Author
SOO T. TAN
ISBN
9781305107908
Edition
7TH
Publisher
CENGAGE

Recommended

EBOOK: CP1032 - 160.132 CONCEPTS IN MATHEMATICS

Author
STEWART ET AL.
ISBN
9780170367479
Edition
1ST
Publisher
BROOKS/COLE/CENGAGE BRAIN

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