addition to learning specific technical skills that will assist
you in your future careers in science, engineering, commerce,
education or elsewhere, you will have the opportunity to develop in
this subject, generic skills that will assist you whatever your
future career path.
* you will develop problem-solving skills including
unfamiliar problems and identifying relevant strategies.
* you will develop analytical skills - the ability
to construct and
express logical arguments and to work in abstract or general terms to
increase the clarity and efficiency of the analysis.
* through interactions with fellow students, you
will develop the
ability to work in a team. The department distinguishes between
ethical collaboration which is strongly encouraged and plagiarism,
which is prohibited.
* through practice classes and other interactions
students, you will develop the ability to work in a team. The
department distinguishes between ethical collaboration which is
strongly encouraged and plagiarism, which is prohibited.
* in first-year mathematics and statistics subjects,
given relatively structured schedules, but ones which will still
enquire students to manage their time, balancing competing
commitments and meet regular deadlines. This aids the transition from
school to tertiary learning.
In summary on completion of the subject, students
should be able to:
* Develop problem-solving skills through tutorial exercises
* Think critically, and organize knowledge, from consideration of the lecture material
* Develop creative ways of solving unfamiliar problems, through the tutorial exercise series
* Learn to adopt new ideas, from participation in the lecture program
* Plan effective work schedules, to meet the regular deadlines for submission of assessable work
* Present a mathematical argument, by reflecting on those presented in the lecture series