MATH00010 Introduction to Mathematics

Academic Year 2024/2025

This is an introductory module that is intended to help incoming students understand and master basic topics that are necessary for successful engagement with future Economics and Mathematics modules. Topics include: exponents, logs, manipulating and simplifying algebraic and numeric expressions, solving equations, functions, graphs, and differentiation.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to: carry out arithmetic and algebraic manipulations and computations; solve linear, quadratic and simultaneous equations; sketch and interpret graphs of functions; and, find derivatives of functions.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, tutorials, enquiry and problem-based learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students who did not achieve a minimum grade O1 or H5 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics (GCSE, Grade A; A-Level, Grade D) must take MATH00010 in addition to other required Mathematics modules.

Students who wish to study Economics (but not Mathematics or Statistics) and who achieved less than an O3 or H7 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics (or equivalent) must take MATH00010.

Learning Exclusions:

No student who has achieved a minimum grade O1 or H5 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics (GCSE, Grade A; or A-Level, Grade D) is permitted to take MATH00010.

No student who has taken or is taking one of the following modules is permitted to take this module: MATH10030, MATH10040, MATH10300, MATH10330, MATH10050, MATH10260, MATH10270, MATH10280, MATH10120, MST10010, MST10030, MST00050.

No student in Stage 2 or above is permitted to take MATH00010 without permission of the module coordinator.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
MATH10030 - Maths for Business, MATH10250 - Intro Calculus for Engineers , MATH10300 - Calculus in the Math. Sciences, MATH20130 - Fund. Actuarial Mathematics I, MST00050 - Mathematics: An introduction

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade

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Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Dr Anthony Brown Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Anthony Cronin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mrs Catherine Jeffares Tutor
Firtina Kucuk Tutor