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ECO1910 : Introductory Mathematical Methods for Economics

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Robert Anderson
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

ECTS Credits: 0.0
European Credit Transfer System


The module aims to review GCSE mathematics materials given that some students will not have studied maths for the two years prior to embarking on their degree programme, and/or who lack comfort with mathematics and its application.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will review GCSE level mathematics materials which will be built on as part of ECO1010. Along with relevant terminology, this includes the practical understanding of:
1. Numbers - powers, factors, order of operations, inverse operations, fractions, percentages, rounding.
2. Algebra - interpretation, substitution, manipulation and simplification, working with and solving equations.
3. Graphs - plotting, interpreting, slope and rates of change.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops33:009:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The workshops will provide an opportunity for students, in small groups, to review GCSE mathematics materials. A number of staff will be present in each session to facilitate this revision and address any issues students might have.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M100There is no summative assessment for this module - this assessment is for upload only.
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MWorkshop problem sets
Computer assessment1MNUMBAS test at end of module
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Problem solving exercises during the workshops will allow students to identify strengths and weaknesses with GCSE level mathematics concepts, to then engage with their fellow students and the staff in attendance, to overcome any issues and build confidence.
The final NUMBAS online test will allow students to review their overall progress with the module. A clear pass will provide a strong foundation for the ECO1010 module.

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