Accessibility Statement for Discovering mathematics (MU123)
Mode of study
Printed materials are provided for the core module text. All of this module's study materials are also online; this includes PDFs of any printed materials, plus some items which are only provided online. Online-only materials include audio/video clips (all with transcripts) and online quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. This module uses mathematical/statistical software.
This module provides a range of online tutorials. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations
Mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions are used throughout the module and you will be required to use such notation within assessment.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain some diagrams and graphs. Creating and interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for most figures.
Specialist reading material
In this module you will be working with specialist reading material which includes mathematical notation. This is delivered both online and in printed form, and also via bespoke software.
This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which can be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system or by post. It also has interactive Computer-Marked Assignments (iCMAs) completed online, and an End-of-Module Assessment (EMA) that can be submitted either online or on through the post.
You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.
All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.
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The module materials and assessment ask you to use the bespoke OU software, Graphplotter and Dataplotter, which can be operated using the keyboard as well as a mouse. These resources require data entry and have graphical and numerical output. Some features such as the colour and thickness of lines can be changed, but if you have difficulties reading information from a screen, you may need additional help.