FOUND00722B (HAM)
Foundations of Calculus
15 Points
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Convenor(s)
Martin Gwengo
8441
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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.’ As part of your studies in Foundations of Calculus you are automatically included in the STEM community. Strong links will be fostered with the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper 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): Pearson; 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:
Moodle is the online space for students to connect with each other as well as with teaching staff outside of the facetoface classes. Students will use the site to ask teachers questions, 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 there.
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:
Lectures will be recorded and the links to these recordings will be available on the Moodle page for this paper. 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.
Zoom:
Relevant live sessions and certain office hours will be hosted on Zoom. A link to Zoom will be accessible through Moodle.
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.
Workload
Students will attend four hours of classes per week. Averaged over the trimester, 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 University of Waikato College Senior tutor. University of Waikato College mathematics teachers\tutors also attend and contribute to the mathematics and statistics education research seminars in the university.
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: CAFS004