Not offered in 2019

Unit description

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

Unit content

Topic 1: Numeracy and the teacher
Topic 2: Number, number theory and operations; calculators
Topic 3: Numeracy for adults; financial mathematics; computer applications
Topic 4: Data analysis
Topic 5: Descriptive statistics for the teacher; computer applications
Topic 6: Probability; theoretical and experimental understandings
Topic 7: Measurement; understanding the metric system; calculator issues
Topic 8: Measurement and formulas; introductory algebra
Topic 9: Algebra in curriculum and teaching; reasoning and rules
Topic 10: Higher level mathematics; understanding the place of other mathematics

Learning outcomes

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

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees


Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.