MATH101-22S2 (D) Semester Two 2022 (Distance)

Methods of Mathematics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


Introduction to calculus, trigonometry and algebra. Emphasis on setting up mathematical models of problems, solving them and interpreting the solutions. Applications to the physical, life and earth sciences as well as to commerce and the humanities.

This occurrence of the course is for approved online students only. On-campus students should enrol in the (C) occurrence of this course.

Students may be required to sit invigilated tests and exams in-person in Christchurch, or with off-campus in-person invigilation, or with online invigilation, depending on the student's location.  Where online invigilation is required the student will need to ensure that they have a suitable internet connection and access to technology including a webcam, and may be required to download and install online invigilation software.   Also see Clashes and alternative arrangements

MATH101 covers the basic ideas of functions and their graphs, trigonometry, limits, and calculus. We introduce the concept of a mathematical model and discuss setting up mathematical models to solve problems. Examples are drawn from the physical, life and earth sciences as well as commerce and the humanities. Skills are practised in lectures, weekly tutorial sessions, and using online learning software.

Emphasis is placed on understanding through examples, and you will use the methods taught to study a variety of practical problems. In the process your algebra and calculus skills will improve, and you will gain insight into the usefulness of these techniques. The course aims to build your confidence and foster your enjoyment of mathematics.

MATH101 is for students who need some knowledge of mathematics to support other studies such as the earth and life sciences, and for students who wish to prepare for EMTH118 or MATH102. The recommended background for this course is NCEA Level 2 Mathematics or equivalent.


Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Online Delivery
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Tutorial B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Online Delivery
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 18:30 - 20:00 Online Delivery
22 Aug - 28 Aug

Course Coordinator

Rosie Cameron

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $802.00

International fee $4,563.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics .

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