Undergraduate Course: Project in Mathematics (Group) (MATH10030)
|School||School of Mathematics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Mathematics
||Other subject area||Specialist Mathematics & Statistics (Honours)
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||Group Project for Degrees involving Mathematics and/or Statistics. A small group of students investigate a topic under the guidance of a member of staff, each writing a report on aspects of that topic.
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1. To allow students to gain some experience in mathematical investigations/research, building on that learned in MAT-3-MCC.
2. To enhance students' abilities to communicate mathematical ideas through written and spoken word.
3. To encourage independent thought and enhance students' critical faculties,both of their own and other peoples work.
4. Students learn how to carry out project work effectively, when working in a team.
1. Students will become more confident in reading mathematical papers, performing literature searches, summarizing knowledge in a topic area.
2. Students become better at carrying out mathematical analyses and computational work, posing their own questions, planning a study, all with limited direction from an academic supervisor.
3. Students become more proficient at writing mathematics.
4. Students become better at presenting mathematical work through oral presentations.
5. Students gain experience of mathematical typesetting.
6. Students are able to identify individuals' skills and distribute the project work so as to maximise team effectiveness.
|Course organiser||Dr Martin Dindos
|Course secretary||Mrs Alison Fairgrieve
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427
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