You are advised to to spend seven hours per week on MATH6055. With the first assessment on Wednesday, much of this time may be taken up revising Chapter 1.

The rest of you time should be spent 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

  • When? Wednesday Nov 4th, 6-7 pm.
  • Where? This exam will be made available as an assignment on Canvas.
  • Duration? You will be allotted 45 minutes for the exam and 15 minutes to upload pictures of your work via the canvas app, so 1 hour in total.
  • Topic? Sets and Relations (i.e. Chapter 1 up to but not including equivalence relations)
  • Marks? This exam will make up 30% of your total mark in this module.

If you have any questions in relation to the exam, please contact me.

Week 4


Schedule about two hours to watch this hour and 20 minutes of lectures.


Focus on Assessment 1

If you are revising for the first assessment I recommend:

  • If you submitted work on Canvas, read the feedback I gave you. If I recommend trying questions again, etc., do so.
  • 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, or work emailed to me. It is easiest for me however if work is:

  • Submitted on Canvas to Reading Week Exercises
  • Properly labelled (page number and question)

You can (carefully) take photos of your work and submit to the Reading Week Exercises those images on Canvas before midnight Monday 2 November 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.

Prepared for Assessment 1?


  • p.56, Use your theorem to answer the following. Which of graphs 1-10 have a `route’ that uses every edge exactly once. Find the routes.
  • p.58, Q. 1-6
  • p.60, Q. 1
  • p.64, In Graphs 1-10, give the degree/valency of each vertex (this might already be done from the p.56 exercise)

Additional/Harder Exercises:

  • p.62, Implement the Task 3 A Algorithm to determine which of graphs 1-10 on the exercise sheet are connected.

Submit (after Thursday 5 November) before midnight Tuesday 10 November for feedback.

Week 5

In Week 5 we will complete Chapter 2: Network (Graph) Theory, and begin Chapter 3: Functions.


Unfortunately when I sent the survey about Zoom, I had not yet “submitted” the Canvas feedback on the Week 1 exercises, and so students opinions might not have been fully informed… at the moment some respondents to the survey say they “need Zoom time”. If you want to have your say on this please fill in this survey (Links to an external site.)

This difficult topic will be considered by me again, perhaps after the Reading Break.

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.