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Learner name
Assessor name

Don’t Worry fam
Date issued
Completion date
Submitted on
01/09/14
01/10/14

Unit number and title
Unit 6: Using mathematical tools for Science

Assignment(s)
Title
Page No. (s)
Grading criteria to be met
(Tick for inclusion)
1
Numbers for Science
3-5
P1
M1
D1

P2
M2
D2

2
Data Collection Methods
7-8
P3
M3
D3

P4
M4
D4

3
Displaying data
9-10
P5
P6
M5
D5

Overall Grade
P

M

D

Declarations
Student:
I declare that the work submitted in this assignment is my own work and any resources used have been acknowledged. I understand that false declaration is a form of malpractice. I understand the requirements of the BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Applied Science. I have been offered constructive feedback and the opportunity to improve my work. Assessor

I declare that I have issued the relevant resource material. I ensured that the student understood the requirements for the completion of this course. The student named above completed the work that is submitted and the work is their own.

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Assignment 1 brief
Qualification
BTEC Level 3 National (90-credit/Extended) Diploma in Applied Science Assignment title
Work in the Science Industry
Start date
01/09/14
Interim Deadline date

Final Deadline date
01/10/14
Assessor name
N Walters / D Mirabile

Learning Outcome(s)
1. Be able to use mathematical tools in science

Syllabus
Mathematical tools: SI units (length, mass, time, area, volume, density, force); conversions, eg imperial to metric and vice versa; prefixes, eg giga, mega, kilo, deci, centi, milli, micro, nano, pico; accuracy of data (decimal places and significant figures); fractions; percentages; ratios; standard form; use of scientific calculators Scientific problems involving algebra: transposition of formulae; substitution of equations; simple linear equations, eg involving force and mass (F =ma), speed and distance (v =s/t), mole calculations (n =m/Mr), voltage and current (V =IR), density and volume (ρ =m/V) Mensuration: standard formulae to solve surface areas, eg total surface area of a cylinder = 2πrh + 2πr2, surface area of a sphere = 4πr2; volume of regular solids, eg volume of a cylinder = πr2h, volume of a sphere = 4/3πr3, volume of a cone = 1/3πr2h Scenario

You work for a pharmaceutical research company; the company would like to offer assistance and training for a new intake of employees who might find the mathematical demands of their new job challenging. In addition to providing helpful guides and resources for these employees you need to produce some assessment materials that will be used to assess whether employees require additional training. The assessment materials you produce will need to include questions and the answers to these questions so that they can be marked and assessed. Criteria

P1: Carry out mathematical calculations using suitable mathematical tools P2: Carry out mathematical calculations using algebra
M1: Use standard form to solve science problems
M2: Use mensuration to solve scientific problems
D1: Use ratios to solve scientific problems
D2: Use algebra to solve scientific problems

Tasks for Assignment 1
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TASK 1.1 – (P1)

Produce a poster showing commonly used imperial units with examples of their conversion into SI units. Include specific examples covering units used in biology, chemistry and physics. Your poster should contain instructions on how to convert these units from imperial to metric and vice versa.

Task 1.2 – (M1)

Produce a guide to using standard form in science. Use examples relating to the use of standard form in measurements using microscopes in biology measurements of concentration in chemistry
distance in physics using the wavelengths of...
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