This assessment is allocated one sixth of the overall module marks. It should be the equivalent of 500 words long.
The first part of the assessment involves the formulation of a suitable assessment question. The assessment must be at the correct level. Some examples are given on the following page, but it must not be assumed that you can do one of these questions without previously agreeing the title with the lecturer ( and in such a case it is better to rephrase the title in your own words). When you have formulated your question you should submit it to your tutor, as explained in the introduction for approval.
After approval of the question, the assessment can then be completed and submitted to your tutor for marking.
Criteria on which the assessment will be marked are listed below:
- Choose a suitable level of question.
- Presentation - how it looks - how it reads.
- Mathematical content - is it correct, well explained and of a suitable level?
- Argument - is it developed logically, and is it a critical analysis, rather than a repetition of what you have read?
- Structure of answer, with introduction and conclusion.
- Bibliography and references.
- Given in on time (for lateness penalties, see Module Guide)
Examples that could be used for Assessments
The Development of Algebra
History of Mathematics Module
Links to other History of Mathematics sites
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