30% Test 1 – Sets & Relations

Test 1 takes place Wednesday 18:00-19:00, October 26th, Melbourn Exam Hall, Rows A-G

We have now completed the material for Test 1. Everything up to and including equivalence relations but not including equivalence classes is examinable. You may be required to use algebra to prove that a relation is reflexive, symmetric, or transitive.

There is a sample test on p.56 of the test. This is only to give you an idea of the type of content (but not specific questions) that will be examined. The test may be a little longer and/or harder.

Please note:

• Do not to congregate outside the Melbourn Hall until 10 minutes before the assessment is due to commence and do wait outside until you are ready to begin your assessment.

• Be mindful of groups already in the hall when entering the exam hall.

• Do not congregate in the waiting area of the Melbourn building when the assessment has finished as the noise can disrupt the students completing their assessment.

• Leave their bags in the shelved area just inside the exam hall doors – not on the floor in the exam hall lobby.  As we get busier, space will become scarce in the shelved area so if possible, only bring essential items (pens, calculators etc.) to the venue.


The manuals are available in the Copy Centre (at a cost of €14.10). These are needed to participate properly in class. More information in the Week 1 summary.

Week 3

We explored further Relations and their properties. We had a detour to algebra to give a tool to help prove that relations have particular properties.

Students present in tutorial worked on Cartesian products and relations.

Week 4

We will finish talking about Relations and and we will start Chapter 2 on Networks.

Academic Learning Centre

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

 We also use the Maths Online module on Canvas to offer Maths and Stats support to you and answer as many student questions as possible. 

Please log on to Maths online to book a maths appointment, book a place in a supported maths study session or request a workshopLinks to an external site..

 Supported Maths Study is on every Monday from 3.30pm – 5.30pm in B231.

Supported Statistics Study is on every Wednesday from 3pm – 4pm in B231.

 If you have any other question about our Maths and Stats supports email us on Academic.Learning@mtu.ie 


See Canvas for the assessment plan and schedule.

Student Resources

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