FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES

UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMME

ACADEMIC YEAR Academic Year 2020-21, 1st Semester

January – 2021

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Programme Title: BMS, A&F, MM, BE, BIS

Module Title: Introduction to Quantitative Methods

Module Code: GRM3001

Assessment Method: Coursework

Level: 3 Block: 1

Module Credits: 20 Weighting: 50%

Due Date: 24-Nov-2020, 09:00 PM Word Count: 2,000

Examiner(s): Dr. Romeo, Ms. Pavithra & Mr. Faisal

Version: 1

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A. Written work

A signed declaration that the work is your own (apart from otherwise referenced

acknowledgements) must be included after the reference page of your assignment

Each page must be numbered.

Where appropriate, a contents page, a list of tables/figures and a list of abbreviations

should precede your work.

All referencing must adhere to School/Institutional requirements.

A word count must be stated at the end of your work.

Appendices should be kept to the minimum and be of direct relevance to the content of

your work.

All tables and figures must be correctly numbered and labelled.

B. Other types of coursework/assignments

Where coursework involves oral presentations, discussions, poster presentations, etc.,

specific instructions will be provided by your module leader/team.

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Rewrite below part just after the References of your assignment.

WORK DECLARATION

I, [Name of Student], hereby declare that the uploaded Coursework through Turnitin is my own work.

I affirm that this has been researched and completed in accordance with the college rules and

regulations on plagiarism.

I acknowledge the advice given by the module tutors on proper referencing to avoid plagiarism and

the rules on the academic unfair practice.

I acknowledge that I read and understand the plagiarism guide written at the end of this

assessment. Any academic misconduct will be handled according to the rules and regulations of the

university.

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General instructions

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keep it.

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Write the number of words used, excluding references, at the end of your assignment. Provide the

list of sources you used at the last page of your assignment with proper label ‘References’. You may

include diagrams, figures etc. without word penalty. The number of words will be + or – 10% of the

total words allowed.

A work declaration must be included just after the reference page of your assignment. This ensures

that you prepare your work in good faith. Any form of collusion and/or academic unfair practice will

be dealt with according to the pertinent rules and regulations of the partner university. Please read

carefully the plagiarism guide.

Assessment Details

This Coursework comprises 50% of the total assessments marks. This will develop the following

skills:

Analytical skills: The assignment enables the students to analyse and evaluate the benefits

of the different activities done in the class.

Research skills. This skill will eventually help them understand and evaluate the meaning,

concept and solution of percentages, powers and roots, algebraic expressions and

equations.

In addition, this Coursework will test the following learning outcomes:

Use and demonstrate understanding of basic mathematical terminology and notation

Demonstrate an ability to quantify and handle data in a variety of forms

Assignment Task

Using references to relevant theories, concepts and appropriately chosen examples about

repeated and weighted percentages, evaluation of algebraic expressions and algebraic equations,

write an assignment of 2000 words for the following topic.

1. Percentages, terms and factors.

2. The solution and discussion by providing appropriate examples when:

a. Working with repeated percentage change and weighted percentages,

b. Operation of algebraic expression, and

c. Finding the unknown variable in an algebraic equation.

Your report should contain the following:

Introduction: Introduction which will reflect the discussion about the concept of percentage,

terms and factors. (200 words equivalent)

Solution and Discussion

Solution when working with repeated percentage change for depreciation and compound

amount and weighted percentages. Student needs to provide one example for each and

discuss the solution. (600 words equivalent)

Solution when evaluating algebraic expression using addition, subtraction, multiplication and

division applying the rules of signed numbers and powers. Student needs to provide one

example having three variables for each operation and the discussion of the solution. (500

words equivalent)

Solution when simplifying fractional algebraic equation using the quadratic formula. Student

needs to provide one example and the discussion of the solution. (500 words equivalent)

Conclusion – Student needs to summarise the key points in the discussion. (200 words

equivalent)

***END OF ASSIGNMENT TASK***

Guidelines to Students:

Diagrams are an effective and efficient method of conveying information. To obtain good

marks it will be necessary to include diagrams where relevant to illustrate your discussion.

Make sure that you incorporate these diagrams fully into your reports. In other words make

sure you refer to them in your text. Information should be drawn from respected reputable

academic sources such as textbooks and academic journals, and reports from economic

think tanks.

GRM3001- Introduction to Quantitative Methods

AY: Academic Year 2020-21 / 1st Semester

Marking Scheme

Question

No. Description Marks

Allocated

1

Introduction 5

2a

Solution and discussion when working with

Repeated percentage change for compound amount-Example with

Solution(5 marks)

Discussion(5 marks)

Repeated percentage change for depreciation-Example with

Solution(5 marks)

Discussion(5 marks)

Weighted percentages. – Example with

Solution(5 marks)

Discussion(5 marks)

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2b

Solution and discussion when evaluating algebraic expression using the rules

for signed number and powers.

Addition-Example with solution (6 marks)

Discussion (2 marks)

Subtraction-Example with solution (6 marks)

Discussion (2 marks)

Multiplication-Example with solution (6 marks)

Discussion (3 marks)

Division-Example with solution (7 marks)

Discussion (3 marks)

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2c

Solution when simplifying fractional algebraic equation using the

quadratic formula.

Example of fractional algebraic equation (3 marks)

Solution to clear out fraction (5 marks)

Solution using the quadratic formula (7 marks)

Discussion(10 marks)

25

3

Conclusion-Summary of the significant points 5

Total 100

Plagiarism

1. Plagiarism, which can be defined as using without acknowledgement another person’s words or

ideas and submitting them for assessment as though it were one’s own work, for instance by

copying, translating from one language to another or unacknowledged paraphrasing. Further

examples of plagiarism are given below:

Use of any quotation(s) from the published or unpublished work of other persons, whether

published in textbooks, articles, the Web, or in any other format, which quotations have not

been clearly identified as such by being placed in quotation marks and acknowledged.

Use of another person’s words or ideas that have been slightly changed or paraphrased to make

it look different from the original.

Summarising another person’s ideas, judgments, diagrams, figures, or computer programmes

without reference to that person in the text and the source in a bibliography or reference list.

Use of services of essay banks and/or any other agencies.

Use of unacknowledged material downloaded from the Internet.

Re-use of one’s own material except as authorised by the department.

2. Collusion, which can be defined as when work that has been undertaken by or with others is

submitted and passed off as solely as the work of one person. This also applies where the work

of one candidate is submitted in the name of another. Where this is done with the knowledge of

the originator both parties can be considered to be at fault.

3. Fabrication of data, making false claims to have carried out experiments, observations,

interviews or other forms of data collection and analysis, or acting dishonestly in any other way.

Plagiarism Detection Software (PDS)

As part of its commitment to quality and the maintenance of academic standards, the University

reserves the right to use Plagiarism Detection Software (PDS), including Turnitin. Such software makes

no judgment as to whether a piece of work has been plagiarised; it simply highlights sections of text that

have been found in other sources.

The use of plagiarism detection software fulfills two functions. The first is to enhance student learning

(i.e. as a developmental tool); the second is to guard against and identify unfair practice in assessment.

Further information and guidance can be found in the University’s policy on the Use of Plagiarism

Detection Software.