FOUND00720A (HAM)
Bridging Calculus
15 Points
Staff
Convenor(s)
Martin Gwengo
8441
EAS.G.03
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 half of the course comprises the calculus topics of differentiation, integration, and differential equations. Other topics to be studied are: 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.
Note: This book is available at Bennetts bookshop (on University campus) and also at other bookshops in Hamilton.
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:
Moodle is the virtual space for students to connect with each other as well as teaching staff outside of the facetoface classes. Students will use the site to ask questions of staff, participate in online discussions, and complete selected learning activities. You can also find assessment instructions, submit your completed assessments, access feedback, and keep track of your grades.
To access Moodle, sign into your university login and click on the “Moodle” link. Moodle will be your main source of information for the course.
Panopto:
Classes will be recorded and the links to these recordings will be available on the Moodle page for this module. The aim of recording classes is to aid in the further study and understanding of content, and as a revision tool. Class recordings do not replace attendance.
Studiosity:
Studiosity is an online tutoring service for students at the University of Waikato. It’s accessible via Moodle and offers personalised, live, online help from trained experts in two ways:
 Writing Feedback: upload your work to get help with academic writing and literacy (such as structure, grammar and referencing). Available 24/7, you will receive your feedback in less than 24 hours.
 Connect Live: chat with a subject specialist to get help with academic writing and literacy, study skills, maths, economics, accounting or statistics. Available 5.00pm – 2.00am Sunday to Friday.
Workload
Linkages to Other Papers
Course content and learning outcomes are related to research in Mathematics Education currently being undertaken by a Pathways College teacher. 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