FOUND00719B (HAM)
Bridging Calculus
15 Points
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Convenor(s)
Martin Gwengo
8441
EAS.G.03
TBA
martin.gwengo@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
The aim of this paper is to cover pure mathematics in preparation for first year university mathematics courses.
Paper Structure
Approximately three quarters (3/4) of the course comprises the calculus topics of differentiation, integration, and differential equations. Other topics to be studied are: basic algebra, functions, and coordinate geometry.
Calculus is part of a larger community called STEM which stands for ‘Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.’ All students enrolled for the calculus paper automatically belong to the Pathways STEM Academy community and can expect to be involved in meetings, presentations, study groups and other mathematicsrelated activities or tasks.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessment
This paper is internally assessed. There is no examination. It is extremely essential that you do all assessment components.
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
David Barton & Anna Cox (2013): Delta Mathematics (Third Edition):Longman; Auckland.
Recommended Readings
Robert Lakeland & Carl Nugent: Yr 13 Calculus workbook
David Nelson: The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics
Other Resources
Scientific calculator, Ruler, Pen, Eraser, Refill and Graph paper.
Online Support
Moodle is used to support this paper.
Workload
Students will attend four hours of classes per week. Averaged over the semester, they should spend another six hours or more per week on exercises, assignments, and revising for tests.
Linkages to Other Papers
Course content and learning outcomes are related to research in Mathematics Education currently being undertaken by a Pathways College Senior tutor. Pathways College mathematics teachers\tutors also attend and contribute to the mathematics and statistics education research seminars in the university.
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: CAFS004