MATHS16820B (HAM)
Preparatory 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 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 MATHS165, MATHS166 (BBA students), STATS111, or STATS121 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
Contact Hours: Three lectures per two weeks, one optional tutorial per week.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessment
The final grade will consist of SIXS Workbook assignments (worth a total of 20%) and SIX Tests (worth a total of 80%).
 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 assignments need to be submitted through Moodle every second Friday before 11:59 pm. Submission instruction will be given.
LATE Workbooks will NOT be recognised.
 Tests:
There will be Six tests held fortnightly, on the following dates:
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.
Your final overall mark will consist of 80% tests plus 20% assignments.
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 100:0. There is no final exam.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
THE COMPULSORY WORKBOOK is “Preparatory Mathematics  2020 version” by Robert Lakeland & Carl Nugent.
The Workbook (ORANGE cover) has been produced specifically for this paper and can only be purchased from the Department of Mathematics Reception Office (G.3.19) 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.
If you are repeating this paper you will need to purchase the new B semester workbook  your old workbook will not be acknowledged.
We only accept your workbook assignment if you bought the workbook.
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 LECTURER’S DISCRETION.
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: MATH168