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