MAT-10043 - Mathematical Methods
Coordinator: Paul Ledger Tel: +44 1782 7 33251
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733075

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

Mathematics provides a language to discuss concepts and ideas in a formal setting. It is thus vital to develop the ability to reason logically and to recognise incorrect reasoning. This module will extend a range of mathematical skills and techniques and apply them in more difficult unstructured problems, using mathematics as an effective means of communication.
The module will develop skills in reading and comprehending mathematical arguments and and improve confidence and speed in finding correct solutions.
By the end of the module students will take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

This module gives a self-contained and intensive summary of the essential methods and techniques required for mathematics programmes. Students will acquire a sound foundation in those methods and techniques that they should have at their fingertips┐.

Intended Learning Outcomes

apply mathematical methods and techniques involving functions, vectors, calculus, trigonometry and algebra: 1,2,3
construct rigorous mathematical arguments through use of precise statements, logical deduction and inference and by the manipulation of mathematical expressions: 1,2,3
select and apply their knowledge of mathematical methods, concepts and techniques in a variety of contexts: 3

Study hours

Classes: 44 hours.
Preparation for classes, class tests and independent study: 106 hours.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 15%
Take home assignment
A set of tasks/questions, applying mathematical methods, concepts and techniques in algebra, logarithms and trigonometry.

2: Class Test weighted 15%
Class test
40 minutes class test on differentiation

3: Class Test weighted 70%
Class test
End of module class test. The class test covers the entire module content testing the ability to select and apply appropriate methods and techniques to solve problems.