MATHS 1015 - Advanced Mathematical Perspectives I
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code MATHS 1015 Course Advanced Mathematical Perspectives I Coordinating Unit School of Mathematical Sciences Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 contact hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Restrictions Available to BMaSc (Adv) students only Course Description The aim of this course is to develop foundational research skills in the mathematical sciences. It will be taught as three small group workshops per week and assessed through guided discovery projects. Students will be required to participate proactively in the small groups workshops and by involvement in open-ended problems, independent reading and completion of the guided discovery projects.
Course Coordinator: Professor Matthew Roughan
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete the course should:
1. appreciate the way pure mathematics is built on rigorous arguments
2. appreciate the difference between discrete and continuum modelling approaches
3. appreciate the need for statistical analysis of data
4. be able to develop their own rigorous mathematical arguments
5. be able to develop simple mathematical models
6. be able to implement models using Matlab
7. be able to analyse data
8. be able to write project reports and give an oral presentation
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
all Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
4,5,6,7,8 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
all Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
6,8 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Recommended ResourcesMaterials provided by lecturers.
Online LearningThis course uses MyUni exclusively for providing electronic resources, such as lecture notes, assignment papers, sample solutions, discussion boards, etc. It is recommended that students make appropriate use of these resources. Link to MyUni login page: https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/webapps/login/
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is run largely in a workshop format. Students will work closely with academic members of staff in a small group discovery environment. Two written projects and a presentation constitute the assessment for the course.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Quantity Workload hours Workshops 36 108 Projects 2 32 Presentation 1 16 Total 156
Learning Activities SummaryOutline
Each week will consist of a combination of formal presentations of material, practicals, tutorials and workshops, though the mix in each week may vary depending on topic.
Week 1: Introduction, outline, tools of the trade, and introduction to the modelling project.
Week 2: Symmetry in patterns
Week 3: Repetition and periodicity in patterns
Week 4: Simple deterministic, continuum models
Week 5: Simple discrete, stochastic models
Week 6: Putting these together
Week 7: Other models and analysis of data
Week 8: Model comparisons and project work
Week 9: What is pure maths? Reading and writing maths. Commencing work on the pure maths project.
Week 10: How to do proofs. Continuing work on the project.
Week 11: How to do proofs. Continuing work on the project.
Week 12: Oral Assessment: Poster sessions
Week 13: Oral Assessment (if needed)
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThis course aims to develop independent student learning in a small group discovery environment.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Component Weighting Objective Assessed Project report 1 60% 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Project report 2 25% 1,4,8 Presentation 15% 2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Assessment item Distributed Due Date Weighting Project 1 Week 2 Week 10 60% Project 2 Week 9 Week 13 25% Presentation Week 2 Week 11 15%
Submission1. The reports are to be submitted to the relevant lecturer with a signed cover sheet attached.
2. Late reports will not be accepted.
3. Reports will have a two week turn-around time for feedback to students.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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