# Mathematics

## Main aims of the Unit

This unit examines the key areas of mathematic principles relating to measures, times and space as well as measures of shapes. The unit explains the approaches and techniques required to complete the necessary calculations and interpret the results

## Learning Outcomes for the Unit

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

Learning and teaching methods/strategies used to enable the achievement of learning outcomes:

Learning takes place on a number of levels through lectures, class discussion including problem review and analysis. Formal lectures provide a foundation of information on which the student builds through directed learning and self managed learning outside of the class. The students are actively encouraged to form study groups to discuss course material which fosters a greater depth learning experience.

## Entry Requirements

## Main Topics of Study

## Indicative Reading for this Unit

### Main Text

Functional Skills Maths Level 3- Study and Text Practice by CGP Books

### Alternative Text and further reading

Maths The Basic Skills Level 3 by June Haighton

## Guideline for Teaching and learning time

(10 hours per credit)

### 50 Hours - Lectures / Seminars / Tutorials / Workshops:

Tutorial support includes feedback on assignments and may vary by college according to local needs and wishes.

### 50 Hours - Directed learning:

Advance reading and preparation / Class preparation / Background reading / Group study / Portfolio / Diary etc

### 50 Hours - Self managed learning:

Working through the course text and completing assignments as required will take up the bulk of the learning time. In addition students are expected to engage with the tutor and other students and to undertake further reading using the web and/or libraries.

## Assessment methods

Final Examination: 70%

Coursework: 30%