You are advised to to spend seven hours per week on MATH6055. This should comprise of however long it takes to watch the lectures, and then the rest of time should be spent emailing questions, doing exercises, and catch-up/revision.

30% Assessment 1 Week 4 (week of 2 November)

Provisionally the first assessment will take place in Week 4. It is provisionally based on everything up to (but not including) Section 1.4.2, but it might make sense (for the purposes of understanding best the earlier part of Section 1.4) to consider Section 1.4.2 part of the assessment.

More definitive information will be posted to Canvas in good time.


In ordinary times, the majority of student learning takes place in tutorials where I am able to give one-to-one help to students. This is not possible at the moment so instead I am giving feedback on student exercises. This is very time consuming but I don’t believe it is possible for me to give you the teaching you need in a Zoom tutorial… but I might be wrong.

Please fill in this survey to tell me your opinion on how the tutorial aspect of my teaching is going.

It is a difficult balancing act. I could just do two Zoom hours per week but I simply don’t believe ye would get the one-to-one help in that way. I would be going way above and beyond my duties to do Zoom AND give weekly feedback on work but I have to hear what ye think.

If you would like to email me directly your thoughts on tutorial time (i.e. you would like some Zoom time and why), you can email me also (although the survey gives you a chance to do this).

Week 3


Schedule about one and a half hours to watch this one hour of lectures.


I recommend you spend five and a half hours this week on exercises (as there is so little lecture time). This means:

  • If you submitted work on Canvas, read the feedback I gave you. If I recommend trying questions again, etc., do so.
  • Once up on your feedback, try the recommended questions (below).
  • If all done, go back on previous week’s questions that you did not complete.

You must understand that:

Any and all submitted work will receive feedback.

This includes work submitted late (i.e. Week 2 exercises submitted in Week 3), or work emailed to me. It is easiest for me however if work is:

  • Submitted on Canvas
  • Properly labelled (page number and question)
  • Ideally work that you know is correct (i.e. matches answer in the manual) not be submitted for feedback.


  • p. 49, Q. 1
  • p. 50, Q. 2-7
  • p. 51, Q. 8-9

Additional/Harder Exercises:

  • For each of the relations on p.44: Is the relation transitive? Justify your answer.

You can (carefully) take photos of your work and submit to the Week 3 Exercises those images on Canvas before midnight Tuesday 27 October for feedback.

Submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Reading Break

It is currently my understanding that ye will have a Reading Break 26 October to 1 November. You will use this time to complete your Chapter 1 learning (especially doing exercises).

Week 4

In Week 4 we will start Chapter 2: Network (Graph) Theory.

Academic Learning Centre

Have you heard about CIT Maths Online on Canvas? It’s full of helpful Maths and Stats resources, notes, quizzes and videos to help you throughout the whole year. 

During this period of remote learning we will be using the Maths Online module on Canvas to offer Maths and Stats support to you and answer as many student questions as possible. 

1-to-1 Maths appointments will be available through Zoom. There are 32 appointments available per week. Please log on to Maths online to see the most up to date resources and to book a 1-to-1 video call. Find out how to add it to your Canvas dashboard here

Drop-in Maths is on every Tuesday from 12 – 2. Here you can drop in to ask our lecturer a quick Maths question.  

If you have any other question about our remote Maths and Stats supports email Joy and Deirdre at


At the time of writing, the assessment will comprise two 30% assessments and one 40% assessment. Provisionally Weeks 4, 7, and 10.