MATHS 108 : General Mathematics 1
2020 Summer School (1200) (15 POINTS)
This course is intended for students studying commerce and the social sciences, who have studied Mathematics at Year 13. It is also suitable for students who are interested in studying Physics or Mathematics who don’t have the recommended entry requirements for MATHS 120 and 130. MATHS 108 covers selected topics in algebra and calculus and their applications, including: linear functions, linear equations and matrices; functions, equations and inequalities; limits and continuity; differential calculus of one and two variables; integral calculus of one variable. It is recommended that NCEA students have a rank score of at least 210 and a merit or excellence in the Differentiation Standard 91578. After successfully completing MATHS 108 students will be well prepared for further courses in mathematics, such as MATHS 208 or Maths 120/130, depending on the grade received.
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Display mastery of the algebra concepts covered. (Capability 1, 2 and 4)
- Solve problems involving functions and/or calculus. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
- Apply the mathematical techniques covered to solve real life problems. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
- Communicate mathematics, both verbally and in writing. (Capability 1, 2 and 4)
- Engage in group discussions and critical interactions. (Capability 3, 4 and 6)
|Peer-marked video presentations||4%||Peer Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
|Peer-marked video presentations|
- Poole, D. (2015). Linear Algebra, A Modern Introduction 4th Edition. CENGAGE Learning, Nelson Education Ltd, Canada. This is an optional text
- Stewart, J. (2012). Calculus Early Transcendentals, Seventh Edition, International Metric Version. Brooks/Cole CENGAGE Learning, Nelson Education Ltd, Canada. This is an optional text
- Maths108 Coursebook
- Canvas Support Resources
This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.
For this course, you can expect 3 hours of lectures, a 1 hour tutorial, 3 hours of reading and thinking about the content and 3 hours of work on assignments and/or test preparation.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
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You may copy the course content for the purposes of private study or research, but you may not upload onto any third party site, make a further copy or sell, alter or further reproduce or distribute any part of the course content to another person.
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