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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPSC1213 Fundamentals of Mathematics

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Mike Colman
Email: M.A.Colman@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally a minimum of GCSE sciences and mathematics at grade A/B. At least one Science A level or equivalent experience.

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to: demonstrate their competence at mathematical key skills considered essential pre-requisites for the successful completion of the BSc Sport and Exercise Science and BSc Sports Science and Physiology undergraduate degree programmes and have confidence in approaching new problems which involve mathematics.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will have confidence in approaching new problems which involve mathematics:
1. Addition and multiplication: significant figures and decimal places
2. Decimals, fractions and percentages
3. Fundamentals of algebra: re-arranging equations; solving linear equations
4. Quadratic equations
5. Dynamics (changes with time): displacement, velocity and acceleration
6. Calculating/modelling motion; interpreting graphs of motion; central differences method
7. Vectors and scalars; components of a vector (using trigonometry)
8. Energy and work
9. Bearings and vector relationships
10. Projectiles
11. Degrees and radians
12. Indices and logarithms


Syllabus

1. Addition and multiplication: significant figures and decimal places;
2. Decimals, fractions and percentages;
3. Fundamentals of algebra: re-arranging equations; solving linear equations;
4. Quadratic equations;
5. Dynamics (changes with time): displacement, velocity and acceleration;
6. Calculating/modelling motion; interpreting graphs of motion; central differences method;
7. Vectors and scalars; components of a vector (using trigonometry);
8. Energy and work;
9. Bearings and vector relationships;
10.Projectiles;
11.Degrees and radians;
12.Indices and logarithms;
13.Concepts of data handling.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar111.0011.00
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

20 hours - Directed learning (worksheets and/or computer based assignments)
11 hours - Preparation for lectures
22 hours - Preparation for seminars
25 hours - Preparation for examination.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Computer based worksheet assignments completed each week throughout module: 20%.

- End of module examination: 80%
> Duration: 1.5 hours
> Type: Short answers.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment3 x worksheet assignments (consolidating work covered in lectures) (10% each)30.00
In-course AssessmentParticipation in module20.00
Online Assessmentmaths test (practical paper allowing students to demonstrate knowledge of calculations when answering the questions)50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 20/11/2020 11:00:46

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