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MATH6047 - Mathematics for Craftspersons

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Title:Mathematics for Craftspersons
Long Title:Mathematics for Craftspersons
Module Code:MATH6047
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mathematics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: David Goulding
Module Author: David Goulding
Module Description: Fundamental mathematical skills for craftpersons.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic arithmetic skills
LO2 Demonstrate competency in the use of basic algebraic skills
LO3 Plot and interpret linear and quadratic functions
LO4 Demonstrate competency in the use of hand-held calculators
LO5 Analyse and interpret statistical data
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Calculation
Manipulating numbers. Fractions & decimals – add, subtract divide, multiply & simplify. Percentages, ratio and proportion, estimation.
Units & Conversions
The SI system of units, prefixes, usage.
Geometry
Determination of areas and volumes.
Algebra
Factorise/simplify an equation. Transpose an equation. Evaluate an equation. Solution of a linear equation. Solution of a quadratic equation (by factorisation and by formula). Solution of linear simultaneous equations.
Graphs
Plot a linear function. The general equation of a straight line. Deduce the equation of a straight line graph. Describe linear trend. Plot quadratic functions. Describe graphical trends. Graphical solution of quadratic equations.
Trigonometry
Pythagoras’ theorem. Trigonometric ratios of acute angles- sine, cosine, tan. Introduction to solution of triangles, sine rule, cosine rule.
Descriptive Statistics
Collect, sort and represent statistical data graphically (stem-leaf plots, pie charts, bar charts, histograms). Measures of central tendency – mean, median and mode. Measures of variation – range and standard deviation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Assessment on basic arithmetic and algebraic skills 1,2 20.0 Week 4
Short Answer Questions Assessment on linear and quadratic functions 3,4 30.0 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Problem-Solving Practice 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study of lecture notes and problem solving. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Problem-Solving Practice 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study of lecture notes and problem solving. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • K. A. Stroud 2013, Engineering Mathematics, 7th Ed., Red Globe Press [ISBN: 1137031204]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • John Bird 2017, Basic Engineering Mathematics, 7th Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 1138673706]
  • Graham Currell, Anthony Dowman 2009, Essential mathematics and statistics for science, 2nd Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9780470694480]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: http://mathsonline.cit.ie
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECRFT_6 Certificate in Craft Transferable Skills 1 Mandatory
CR_SICAL_6 Certificate in Process Instrumentation & Calibration 1 Mandatory

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