This is the 2015-2016 course web page for MAS115: Mathematical Investigation Skills, which will be updated as the module progresses. For official course information, including timetabling, please consult the list of current modules.
MAS115 is a 20-credit, year long module. Over the year you will develop important skills needed to investigate and report on mathematical problems. These skills will be useful during your degree and beyond; such transferrable skills are very useful in the workplace and valued by employers.
A course information sheet and syllabus is below.
Sam Marsh has an office hour at 2pm on a Tuesday in G9 (no appointment necessary).
The course materials, by lecturer, are below.
The materials for the Python lectures and labs from Semester 1 are below.
The materials for the lectures and labs on presentation from Semester 1 are below.
|Week||Lecture slides||Computer labs||My lab attempts||Model homework|
|1||Clarity of Writing||Lab sheet||PDF, LaTeX||PDF, LaTeX|
Activity handouts: 1 2 3
|Lab sheet||PDF, LaTeX|
There is a discussion board for MAS115. This is a forum for MAS115 students to use to ask and answer (anonmously, if preferred) questions on the material for the course. Your lecturers may look at it from time to time, but it's primarily a place for students to discuss things. The board lies in MOLE, so log-in with your usual username and password when asked.
Follow the link. Click on 'Download' at the top then on the 'Basic MiKTeX 2.9... Installer'. Save the file and run it to install.
I think this is the appropriate thing top download on Macs, and hopefully the instructions are straightforward, but, as I haven't got a Mac, I am unable to test. Please post any problems or advice on the discussion board as it will help others.
If you've been getting an error when trying to process a newly written document in TeXworks or Texmaker on the managed desktop, try the following.
(Another approach for that worked for most with TeXmaker is to first save your new file, then press F12, which runs Makeindex. After that, the file seemed to process fine, although the same needs doing for every new file.)