Access to Science and Engineering
This page is especially for students taking an access course with the UCD Adult Education Centre. This course prepares students for entry to university.
Welcome to the Access to Science and Engineering Mathematics webpage. This webpage is an additional resource to access students, it is currently maintained by the tutor. The mathematics component of the course aims to develop the basic mathematical skills necessary for science. As the course progresses problem sheets will be posted here. You are encouraged to seek out similar problems from text books or other sources.
For anyone who wants to see the expected standard of maths, feel free to view the sample exam papers provided. I don't recommend it personally, but it reassures some people. If it has been many years since you've been doing maths then exam papers might not encourage you! The pace of the course should be gentle enough at first to allow everyone reach this level.Access to Science Practice Sheets
Practice Sheet 8 was on Trigonometry (triangles) and was handwritten. It is not online. Only questions 1 and 2 will be tested on this course.
Access to Science - DCU Worksheets
Here are links to some basic skills worksheets that you may find useful - these are an additional resource and do not coincide with course material. These contain very clear notes and exercises. I recommend these as a supplement to the foundation maths text books. In fact, for most purposes these may be better than a textbook. Thanks to Dr Brien Nolan of DCU for his kind permission to use them.
Access to Engineering
For those students who have expressed an interest in the maths for engineering module here are some sample exam papers.