Test 1

Test 1, worth 15% of your final grade, will take place in the usual D160 lecture venue at 10:00 on Tuesday 15 October. 

You can find a sample here.

Test 1 will cover the contents of Chapter 1 and the sample will give an idea of the layout and length of the test.

The following types of questions are examinable:

  • P.22, Q. 1, 3, 4, 6-7, 9, 13-14
  • P.28, Q. 1-4
  • P.32, Q. 2
  • P. 37, Q.1-3

Questions like those exercises not listed here will not appear on your exam paper but are still useful to help your learning and understanding. For example, working with truth tables should help your understanding of the Laws of Sets.

Any questions at all, you can email me, perhaps with a screenshot of your attempt.

You will want to be familiar with all the concepts in the Chapter Summary, P. 38.

Transposition Project

On Monday you will be sent a 20 minute quiz that you will take on a mobile internet device — such as your mobile phone — during Monday’s lecture. You will have another quiz again after we finish studying algebra.

These quizzes do not affect your MATH6055 grade but are part of a larger project the Mathematics Department is undertaking in an effort to improve our teaching.

If you do not have an internet ready device you may leave class early.

Week 5

In Week 5 we continued our study of functions and their properties. We considered the composition of functions — and inverse functions.

Week 6

We should finish Chapter 2 and move onto Algebra.

Telegram App

If this is something you might be interested in, please download the Telegram app and set yourself up with an @ handle.

If you join you will have have consented to be a member of this group. This group is supposed to be like a WhatsApp group but with some added privacy.

You should be able to leave whenever you want. If you feel this is working well for you, invite more colleagues.

You can ask anything you want about MATH6055 in the group. I recommend using photos to highlight exercises or your efforts, etc. As the best way to learn is to teach, ideally other students in the group will answer questions. Every morning I will answer unanswered questions.

It is good to put some humanity into everything we do, but do not even approach the line of inappropriateness. Keep things professional please.

Academic Learning Centre

If you are a little worried about your maths this semester, perhaps after the Quick Test or in general, I would just like to remind you about the Academic Learning Centre. Most students received slips detailing areas of maths that they should brush up on. The timetable is here.

CIT Mathematics Exam Papers

These are not always found in your programme selection — most of the time you will have to look here.

Study

Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage — especially those of us who struggled in the test.

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.