Title:  Mathematics for Craftspersons 
Long Title:  Mathematics for Craftspersons 
Field of Study: 
Mathematics

Valid From: 
Semester 1  2019/20 ( September 2019 ) 
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 handheld calculators 
LO5 
Analyse and interpret statistical data 
Prerequisite 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 
Corequisite Modules

No Corequisite 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 (stemleaf plots, pie charts, bar charts, histograms).
Measures of central tendency – mean, median and mode. Measures of variation – range and standard deviation.

Assessment Breakdown  % 
Course Work  50.00% 
End of Module Formal Examination  50.00% 
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 
EndofSemester Final Examination 
1,2,3,4,5 
50.0 
EndofSemester 
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 
ProblemSolving Practice 
2.0 
Every Week 
2.00 
Independent & Directed Learning (Noncontact) 
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 
ProblemSolving Practice 
1.0 
Every Week 
1.00 
Independent & Directed Learning (Noncontact) 
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
