Module Catalogues

Mathematical Reasoning Logic and Problem Solving

Module Title Mathematical Reasoning Logic and Problem Solving
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2018/19
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

-To bridge the gap in language and philosophy between A-level (Gau-k Chinese equivalent) and University mathematics.
-To train students to think clearly and logically, and to appreciate the nature of definitions, theorems and proofs
-To help students develop a systematic approach to problem-solving
-To develop students’ skills to write proofs
-To acquaint the students with the Foundation of Mathematics

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students are expected
A. To be able to analyze and solve simple problems.
B. To be able to develop alternative strategies when facing with a lack of progress.
C. To be able to make wider use of basic mathematics.
D. To be able to organize and present their arguments clearly and logically.
E. To have a basic understanding of the foundations of logic, set theory and discrete mathematics.

Method of teaching and learning

Students will be expected to attend formal lectures and supervised tutorials in a typical week.