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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 1,2,3N/A
Gold CoastSession 1,2,3N/A
LismoreSession 1,2,3N/A
OnlineSession 1,2,3N/A

Unit description

Provides students with a range of experiences designed to help with their undergraduate studies. The topics covered in this unit focus on: numbers, geometry, powerful numbers, basic algebra, linear relationships and statistics.

Unit content

Learning in this unit

Solving problems using numbers

Using powerful numbers

Comparing quantities

Measuring quantities

Generalising quantities: Algebra

Visualising quantities: Graphing relationships

Describing data: Statistics

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1analyse situations and apply suitable mathematical skills in problem solvingKnowledge of a discipline
2interpret numerical situations (including graphs, tables, figures, statistical summaries) and derive meaningKnowledge of a discipline
3show proficiency in the use of mathematical skills in areas such as number, measurement, basic algebra, exponents, and statisticsKnowledge of a discipline
4communicate in a structured and logical sequence, the steps to a solutionCommunication and social skills
5state limitations, acknowledge assumptions made and comment on the practicality of the solution used and be able to examine the suitability of alternative solutions to problems.Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse situations and apply suitable mathematical skills in problem solving
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. interpret numerical situations (including graphs, tables, figures, statistical summaries) and derive meaning
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. show proficiency in the use of mathematical skills in areas such as number, measurement, basic algebra, exponents, and statistics
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. communicate in a structured and logical sequence, the steps to a solution
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. state limitations, acknowledge assumptions made and comment on the practicality of the solution used and be able to examine the suitability of alternative solutions to problems.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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  • No prescribed texts.

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1.5 hours (Twice per week for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Written description: Problem solving35%
Written description: Problem solving45%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1.5 hours (Twice per week for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Written description: Problem solving35%
Written description: Problem solving45%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1.5 hours (Twice per week for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Written description: Problem solving35%
Written description: Problem solving45%

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Written description: Problem solving35%
Written description: Problem solving45%
Notice

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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

International

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

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