Mathematics T1 EDUC1052

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Consolidating maths for technology and engineering


Two hour weekly sessions. 

Requirements of Entry



Students work at their own pace and take a series of assessments/tests. The students do a total of 9 class tests, the first is for practice only, the others are scored. Each test can be tried as a tutorial to give the students feedback. All the tests have questions and numbers randomly that are randomly generated so each test, although of the same basic type, is different. As the students sit the tests when they are ready, because they are working at their own pace. All tests are to be completed by the end of semester 2.

Course Aims

This course aims to develop sufficient mathematical skills in the students to enable them to use the mathematics required to teach technology in schools, and also cope with the mathematics in other cognate subjects on the course. Students join the degree with a variety of mathematical backgrounds and this module allows them to work at their own pace to develop the basic mathematical skills they require. All the teaching and assessment is computer based. This course supports areas of mathematics required in other subjects on the course, such as Electricity and Electronics T1, Intermediate Electricity and Electronics T2, Mechanics T2, Materials T3.


This course supports the achievement of Standard for Initial Teacher Education elements: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3 and core skills, numeracy, problem solving skills and IT

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course the students will be able to:

Understand and apply


Decimal Fractions;
Percentage and ratio;
Simplifying algebraic expressions;
Algebraic fractions;
Transposing formulae;

Solving equations;
Graphs of functions;
The straight line;
The exponential function;
The logarithmic function;
The trigonometrical functions and their graphs;
Trigonometrical identities and their equations;
Solution of triangles;
Gradients of curves;
Tables and charts;

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Complete the work of the course