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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore
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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: Critical Thinking - Problem solving
Topic 2: Systems of Numeration
Topic 3: Number theory
Topic 4: Real Numbers
Topic 5: Introduction to Algebra
Topic 6: Algebra: Graphs and Functions
Topic 7: Measurement
Topic 8: Geometry
Topic 9: Probability; theoretical and experimental understandings
Topic 10: Descriptive 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
1discuss the history and role of mathematics in societyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate personal competence in mathematics to a level appropriate for their intended tertiary study and later professional settingsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate the mathematical understandings and capabilities that enable the integration of numeracy into professional and societal useIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4plan for, collect, analyse, represent and apply data for individual and professional use in a variety of settings in ethical and appropriate ways including applications to probabilityIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5employ a range of appropriate technology applications for mathematics and numeracy, in everyday and professional settings.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. discuss the history and role of mathematics in society
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate personal competence in mathematics to a level appropriate for their intended tertiary study and later professional settings
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate the mathematical understandings and capabilities that enable the integration of numeracy into professional and societal use
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. plan for, collect, analyse, represent and apply data for individual and professional use in a variety of settings in ethical and appropriate ways including applications to probability
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. employ a range of appropriate technology applications for mathematics and numeracy, in everyday and professional settings.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • Angel, AR, Abbott, CD & Runde, DC, 2019, Foundations: mathematics and numeracy, , Pearson Australia, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 9780655700722.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Structured online learning Self paced (Self paced)
Assessment
Calculations50%
Exam: closed book50%
Self Assessment with reflectionSR

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Structured online learning Self paced (Self paced)
Assessment
Calculations50%
Exam: closed book50%
Self Assessment with reflectionSR

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Structured online learning Self paced (Self paced)
Assessment
Calculations50%
Exam: closed book50%
Self Assessment with reflectionSR

Teaching method
Tutorial online 4 hours (6 weeks)
Structured online learning self paced (self paced)
Assessment
Calculations50%
Exam: closed book50%
Self Assessment with reflectionSR

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (11 weeks)
Structured online learning self paced (Self paced)
Assessment
Calculations50%
Exam: closed book50%
Self Assessment with reflectionSR
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
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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