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The University of Southampton

IFYP0005 Mathematics and Statistics

Module Overview

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.
  • Present your work with academic rigour.
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.


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

Independent Study102
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

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


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.


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

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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