KA3001 - Mathematical Principles and Application

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What will I learn on this module?

You will apply basic mathematical skills to the mensuration of land and buildings and to the calculation of building costs. This module will complement other level 3 modules and will contribute to an integrated project. You will develop throughout this module numeracy skills relating to the use and evaluation of data relating to the measurement of buildings and land and the calculation of building costs. Topics include:

• Number types
• Algebra
• Trigonometry
• Indices
• Mathematical and arithmetic operations
• Mensuration formulae and techniques
• Productivity Rates
• Estimating building costs
• Building elements
• Elemental cost plans

How will I learn on this module?

There will be both introductory and staged tutor-led sessions to support your learning. A substantial part of the learning materials will be delivered via distance learning methods, through the e-Learning Portal. Practical examples of mathematical principles and applications will be provided via study materials on line in the form of animated, narrated slide shows. Formative assessment tests will be available in the e-Learning Portal (eLP).

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will have access to both the module tutor and the programme leader to support your learning at all stages. For the particular module learning you will have access to a discussion board that will be provided in the e-Learning Portal and this will also enable peer-to-peer discussion of the learning materials. Automatic formative feedback is available to you online for the formative tests.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• MLO1: You will be able to make relevant measurements related to Built Environment scenarios and utilise appropriate units of measurement.
• MLO2: You will be able to analyse data by appropriate methods and present results.
• MLO3: You will be able to perform basic calculations according to recognised industry models.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• MLO4: You will be able to communicate data in meaningful ways

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• MLO5: You will be able to demonstrate the application of mathematics needed in the context of surveying practice and in preparation for study at Level 4

How will I be assessed?

Summative assessment: this module is assessed by four online summative tests. All tests assess MLOs 1-5.

Formative assessment: each test provides automatic written feedback on performance and there are additional formative tests prior to each summative test.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

The ability to use simple mathematical and arithmetic principles and apply them to land, buildings and the calculation of building costs is a fundamental skill of surveyors, engineers, architects and construction managers alike that makes them eminently employable. In this module you will have the opportunity to assess your own capabilities and select specific and appropriate learning materials. The majority of the module is delivered and assessed online. You have considerable latitude to study at your own pace and decide for yourself when to sit the assessments.

Course info

UCAS Code K441

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time study or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Architecture and Built Environment

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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