Basic Mathematics

Basic Mathematics

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Mode of Delivery

  • Online
  • Blended mode online and face to face
  • Face-to-face

1. Rationale

The rationale of teaching Basic mathematics is that it plays the role of filling up gaps that the student teacher could be having from secondary school mathematics. For instance, a lack of a proper grasp of the real number system and elementary functions etc. It also serves as the launching pad to University Mathematics by introducing the learner to the science of reasoning called logic and other related topics.

2. Prerequisite or knowledge

Unit 1: (i) Sets and Functions (ii) Composite Functions
Secondary school mathematics is prerequisite.
This is a level 1 course.

Unit 2: Binary Operations

Basic Mathematics 1 is prerequisite.
This is a level 1 course.

Unit 3: Groups, Subgroups and Homomorphism
Basic Mathematics 2 is prerequisite.
This is a level 2 course.

3. General objective

You will be equipped with knowledge of elementary mathematical logic, sets, numbers and algebraic structures required for effective teaching of mathematics in secondary schools.

4. Time

120 hours

5. Material

The course materials for this module consist of:

  • Study materials (print, CD, on-line) (pre-assessment materials contained within the study materials)
    Two formative assessment activities per unit (always available but with specified submission date). (CD, on-line)
  • References and Readings from open-source sources (CD, on-line)
  • ICT Activity files
  • Those which rely on copyright software
  • Those which rely on open source software
  • Those which stand alone
  • Video files
  • Audio files (with tape version)
  • Open source software installation files
  • Graphical calculators and licensed software where available
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