Provides students with an introduction to mathematics in society, opportunities to build personal numeracy, as well as the skills and confidence to effectively engage with units in their course and future professional settings that require numeracy skills or applications of mathematics; includes ICT applications.
Key theories that inform the nature and role of mathematics: including ancient times, modern and contemporary theories and the nature of mathematics: historically, sociologically and culturally.
The role of mathematics in society.
Mathematics in practice: working mathematically; number and algebra; measurement and geometry; and statistics and probability.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe and discuss key theories that underpin the discipline of mathematics||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|2||identify the nature and role of mathematics in society||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|3||investigate the theories of mathematics in current curriculum.||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
- Angel, AR, Abbott, CD & Runde, DC, 2014, Survey of Mathematics with Applications, Pearson New International Edition, Pearson, Harlow, England. ISBN: 9781292040196.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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