160104

# Introductory Mathematics for Science

An introductory course focusing on the development of mathematical problem solving skills in science contexts. The use of number, algebra, trigonometry, and curve sketching will be employed in different situations to solve problems and interpret results.

## Course code

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

160104

## 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

Mathematics

## Course planning information

### Course notes

The final examination will be an online supervised examination using remote invigilation.

### Restrictions

Similar content
124103, 160101, 160102, 160103, 160105, 160111, 160112, 160131, 160132, 160133, 228171, 228172

You cannot enrol in this course if you have passed (or are enrolled in) any of the course(s) above as these courses have similar content or content at a higher level.

## 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 Apply the concepts and techniques of number to science contexts, including order of operations, fractions, unit conversion, estimations and approximations.
• 2 Apply the concepts and techniques of algebra and trigonometry to science contexts, including the use of exponential and logarithmic functions.
• 3 Draw and interpret graphs.
• 4 Use computer software (such as Excel) to carry out graphical, numerical and symbolic explorations.
• 5 Communicate solutions to scientific problems in appropriate mathematical language/symbols, including using correct SI units.

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

## Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 20%
Test 1 2 3 5 20%
Test 1 2 3 5 20%
Test 1 2 3 4 5 20%
Exam (centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 5 20%

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.

### Recommended

#### MATHS FOR SCIENCE

Author
SALLY JORDAN, SHELAGH ROSS, PAT MURPHY
ISBN
9780199644964
Edition
1ST
Publisher
PEARSON/OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

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