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MAS3091 : Group Project

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To develop: oral presentation skills for mathematics and statistics; teamwork skills for organisation; and the ability to write thorough and complete reports on mathematical and statistical problems.

Module Summary

Students will work in groups of five to undertake two projects in either Applied Mathematics or Statistics, following the pathway established in Semester 2 of Stage 2. The groups will attend regular meetings with their supervisor, working towards a group presentation and written report of each project. The project topics will be based on Stage 2 level material but will require additional advanced study.

Outline Of Syllabus

Mathematical and statistical topics as appropriate for the projects allocated.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching80:304:00Seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching24:008:00Presentations
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity401:0040:00Group learning
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study481:0048:00Preparation for presentations and written reports
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Students will develop: teamwork and communication skills through group learning and peer assessment; presentation skills through lectures and giving presentations; mathematical and statistical writing skills through private study, group learning and writing reports.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M15Project 1: Group Assessment - Group Report
Written exercise1M25Project 2: Group Assessment - Group Report
Written exercise1M25Project 2: Individual Assessment - Group Report
Prof skill assessmnt1M6Project 1: Group Assessment - Group Presentation
Prof skill assessmnt1M6Project 1: Individual Assessment - Group Presentation
Prof skill assessmnt1M3Project 1: Individual participation in peer assessment
Prof skill assessmnt1M7Project 2: Group Assessment - Group Presentation
Prof skill assessmnt1M10Project 2: Individual Assessment - Group Presentation
Prof skill assessmnt1M3Project 2: Individual participation in peer assessment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The presentations and reports will assess students' individual and team-working skills in mathematical and statistical presentations and writing. The individual will gain credit for the presentations they give and for the second report they submit. The group will gain credit for all presentations given and reports submitted by the group.

* Each student does two projects in groups of five people;

* At the end of each project, each group gives a presentation and a report;

* Each individual gives a presentation for approximately 5 minutes contributing to a group presentation lasting approximately 25 minutes;

* Each individual assesses the presentations of a number of other individuals and provides feedback;

* The two presentations and the second report each have an individual and group assessment; the first report is just a group assessment;

* Reports should be 15-25 pages (12 point type).

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