MATHS16521A (HAM)
General Mathematics
15 Points
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Raziyeh Zarredooghabadi
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G.3.29
raziyeh.zarredooghabadi@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
This paper is provided for students who have not attained the entry standard for MATHS101 or MATHS102. A clear pass of at least C in this paper can be used to gain entry to MATHS101 and MATHS102, but it has no direct sequel at 200 Level.
If you have done sufficiently well at school, you should consider enrolling in MATHS101 Introduction to Calculus and MATHS102 Introduction to Algebra.
This paper provides passing students with sufficient understanding and proficiency in basic mathematical concepts and skills to enable them to handle the mathematical aspects of their undergraduate studies (if this paper is their terminating mathematics paper) or to advance into the mainstream papers MATHS101 (a grade of at least B is required) and MATHS102 (just a pass is required).
Paper Structure
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Assessment
In answers to questions in the assessed work, students are expected to show sufficient working so that the markers can see how the answer was obtained. Numerical answers with no working will NOT get full marks.
The internal assessment mark will consist of TWO Tests (worth a total of 40%) as follows:
Tuesday 13 April 5.006.00pm (20%), Room: L.G.01, L.G.02
Monday 24 May 5.006.00pm (20%), Room: L.G.01, L.G.02
plus the total tutorial quiz component (10%).
Please ensure you take your ID CARD to tests – if you do not, your test script and the mark will be withheld until you present this to the Maths Reception (G.1.21) the following day.
An UNRESTRICTED pass (i.e. C or better) will only be awarded to students who achieve both a final overall mark of at least 50% and an Examination mark of at least 40%. A final overall grade of RP (Restricted pass) will not be accepted as a prerequisite for entry into any higher level Maths paper.
CALCULATORS will be required (any basic scientific calculator, but NO graphics or more advanced calculators). You are strongly advised to purchase a suitable calculator at the beginning of the paper so that you have time to become familiar with it. Suggested Calculator: “Casio” FX82  available from most stationery shops.
COPYING of other students’ Quizzes/Tests will receive zero (this will include all students involved) and also be reported to the Disciplinary Committee.Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
A PDF copy of the Lecture notes and Exercises booklet will be posted on Moodle  they will NOT be available from Campus Printery.
You will need a copy of these notes to work from.
Online Support
It is your responsibility to check your marks are entered correctly.
Workload
Three lectures and one 50 minute tutorial per week. Also, this is a 15 point paper which means students are expected to spend approximately 10 hours per week on this paper (lectures, assignments, reading, ...)
Linkages to Other Papers
Corresponding Papers: MATHS166 Management Mathematics
Restricted Papers: This paper may not be taken concurrently with or subsequent to obtaining a pass in: MATHS101 Introduction to Calculus or MATHS102 Introduction to Algebra.
Other Information: Entry to this paper is guaranteed for those students with 18 credits from NCEA Level 2 Mathematics or 10 credits from NCEA Level 3 Mathematics.
Others without this criterion may be advised to take MATHS168 Preparatory Mathematics before attempting MATHS165.
Experience in this and similar papers indicates strongly that students who miss a significant number of sessions, and those who do not keep up with the exercises are unlikely to pass. You are strongly advised not to take the paper lightly. You will find that it requires the same diligence and commitment as other papers.
Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisite papers: 18 credits at Level 2 in NCEA Mathematics, or 10 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Calculus, or 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Mathematics, or at least a B in MATHS168, or equivalent.
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: MATHS166