MATHS16820A (HAM)
Preparatory Mathematics
15 Points
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Raziyeh Zarredooghabadi
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G.3.29
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raziyeh.zarredooghabadi@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
This paper is an intensive ‘catchup’ paper in basic algebraic concepts with a brief introduction to calculus and statistics. It is intended for those students who wish to improve their basic mathematical skills, either as a background for other subjects, or prior to enrolling in MATH165, MATH166 (BBA students), STAT111, or STAT121 in a subsequent semester or year.
NOTE: If you are studying MATHS168 as preparation for any higherlevel Mathematics paper you will need to aim for at least a B grade.
This paper attempts to cover the minimum background skills needed for such papers. These include all algebra skills from Year 9 to Year 12 Mathematics.
It is an applications paper and stresses use of mathematics in a ‘realworld’ context.
Paper Structure
Two 100 minute lectures per week.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessment
The internal assessment mark will consist of SIXS Workbook assignments (worth a total of 10%) and FIVE Tests (worth a total of 40%).
 Workbook assignments:
The paper consists of SIX modules, each of which will take two weeks. The content of each module is given in the "Topics" section of this paper outline. Near the front of the Workbook are lists of the recommended work for each module. This recommended work consists of problems from the Workbook itself. Write your answers to the assigned work in PEN (not pencil  this will not be marked) in the Workbook itself.
 Workbook signoff
Workbook Signoff sessions will be held every second Thursday and Friday from 12pm, where the required MATHS168 workbook assignment (for that week) will be checked, marked and recorded by one of the MATH HELP tutors in G.3.33.
Students will be given a set day to attend these and your session will be confirmed in the first week of Trisemester A.
LATE Workbooks will NOT be recognised.
 Tests:
There will be Five tests held fortnightly, on the following dates:
The total of all Five tests will determine the other 40% of your internal assessment mark and will test material covered in the six modules.
Please ensure you have your ID card with you at all the tests.
IMPORTANT: 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.
Graphics or more advanced calculators will NOT be permitted in Tests OR the Final Examination.
Your final overall mark will consist of 50% Internal assessment plus 50% Final exam. Regardless of this, you must score at least 40% in the Final exam to gain a clear pass of C or higher in the paper.
There will be a Final Exam scheduled by the Assessment and Graduation Office at the end of A trisemester. Failure to complete the Final Examination will result in an IC grade for the paper.
Restricted pass (RP) will NOT be accepted as a prerequisite for entry into higherlevel Mathematics papers.
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
THE COMPULSORY WORKBOOK is “Preparatory Mathematics  2020 version” by Robert Lakeland & Carl Nugent.
The Workbook (Mauve cover) has been produced specifically for this paper and can only be purchased from the Department of Maths & Stats Reception (G.1.21) at a cost of $50.00 CASH ONLY  NO EFTPOS.
As this is a Workbook and we will be assessing what you write in it, any earlier versions of this book will not be accepted.
NOTE: This workbook has been UPDATED from previous versions.
Online Support
All information relating to this paper including your current internal assessment marks will be posted on MOODLE – please check frequently for any updates.
It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to check that your marks are entered correctly.
Workload
Linkages to Other Papers
RESTRICTION  This paper may not be taken concurrently with, or after a pass in, any 100 level Mathematics or Statistics paper.
REENTRY INTO THIS PAPER AFTER FAILING IT IS NOT AUTOMATIC, THIS WILL BE AT THE CONVENOR’S DISCRETION.
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: MATH168