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# IFYP0005 Mathematics and Statistics

## Module Overview

This module provides you with a foundation in mathematics and statistics which will allow you a smooth transition to an undergraduate module containing quantitative material.

### Aims and Objectives

#### Module Aims

• Introduce you to key terminology and concepts in mathematics and statistics; • Enable you to work accurately, structure mathematical arguments carefully and communicate mathematics clearly; • Enable you to explore and describe data using a variety of statistical principles; • Help you to develop clarity in the communication of Mathematical principles.

#### Learning Outcomes

##### Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

• demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the elements of mathematics and statistics detailed in Section 13
##### Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

• Work in an ordered and structured manner.
##### Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

• mathematical and statistical skills to study as an undergraduate in the Southampton Business School.
##### Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

• Work logically through mathematical problems.
• Apply mathematical concepts to practical problems.

### Syllabus

This module provides you with a foundation in mathematics and statistics which will allow you a smooth transition to an undergraduate module containing quantitative material. The subjects covered in mathematics are: numbers, fractions, percentages, ratios, algebra, indices, equations, sequences and series, functions, graph of functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, elementary logic. The subjects covered in statistics are: tables and charts, introduction to statistics and probability.

### Learning and Teaching

#### Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include:- • lectures • classes Learning activities include:- • individual study • group and pair work

TypeHours
Independent Study102
Lecture24
Seminar24
Total study time150

Croft, A. and R. Davison (2010). Foundation Maths.

### Assessment

#### Assessment Strategy

Assessments designed to provide informal, on-module feedback 1. Weekly homework tasks Relationship between the teaching, learning and assessment methods and the planned learning outcomes:- Your knowledge and understanding of mathematics and statistics will improve through participation in classes. Fortnightly tests will insure a regular work pattern and allow you to monitor your progress. The final exam will then evaluate your progress through the module.

#### Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment  (2 hours) 80%
Test  (15 minutes) 20%

#### Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal