Discussion forum: 1000 words (+/- 10%)
a) Identify and explain elements of a computer system.
b) Demonstrate and critically analyse proficiency with computing related mathematics
Submission Your assessment is to be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday of week 8.
Computers operate in binary, which means that any sort of calculations are done using zeros and ones. To understand how both hardware and software work together, we need to know not only their architecture but also the language that they use. In this assessment, there are two aspects, the first is for you to demonstrate your skills in critically analysing computing related mathematics. The second is to reflect on your learning and demonstrate ideas in a professional manner.
• Review the learning resources for Module 3.1 – Module 4.2 (including Module 4.2) before starting the assessment.
• You must write an essay about computing related mathematics and their applications in our daily life specially in the context of information systems.
o Please make sure to include some examples and provide references for your claims. To cite the reference, please conform to the APA referencing style.
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Upon completing, students should submit their assessment via SafeAssign in blackboard. Your essay should be posted to the discussion forum.
Assessment Rubric for the discussion forum (Part B)
(Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0- 49% Pass
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
75-84% High Distinction (Exceptional)
40% Limited understanding of the topic. Key areas have not been addressed. Demonstrates knowledge of the assigned topic, and is able to summarise
information, which highlights a basic
understanding of the content. Thorough understanding of the topic, and
demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply
relevant concepts. All key areas have been addressed. Highly developed understanding of the
topic. Has addressed all key areas of the
assessment in detail and
demonstrated a capacity to clearly explain all relevant concepts. Exceptional understanding of the
topic. Has addressed all of the key concepts in
detail and demonstrated
a capacity to add insight and further
understanding to the concepts explored.
Content and application
40% Explanations are limited, and it is difficult to
from supporting detail.
Applications are accepted without much thought. Is generally able to explain computing mathematics, discussions may be
repetitive. The applications discussed are occasionally irrelevant. The explanation and discussion of computing mathematics are good.
Applications are clear and mostly supported Student understands the significant computing
methods and provides
Applications are clear and highly relevant. Expertly explains significant computing
methods and provides
Applications are exceptionally relevant and in-depth.
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ideas is approached respectfully.
Referencing and citation
20% Has not used references or uses poor quality
references to support ideas.
APA referencing has multiple errors or has not been used consistently. Demonstrates use of research sources to
support and develop ideas, although these are not
consistently explicit or well developed.
There are some mistakes using APA referencing style. Demonstrates consistent use of good quality,
credible and relevant
research sources to
support and develop ideas
There are minor mistakes using APA referencing style. Consistently demonstrates expert use of high quality, credible and relevant sources to support writing.
Demonstrates evidence of reading beyond the key texts.
There are no mistakes or very minor mistakes using APA referencing style. Demonstrates expert use of diverse, high quality, credible and relevant
sources, which develop and support ideas in a
Extensive evidence of reading beyond key texts. There are no mistakes using APA referencing style.
The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment
SLO a) Identify and explain elements of a computer system
SLO b) Demonstrate and critically analyse proficiency with computing related mathematics
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