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Unit description

Introduces and extends foundational mathematical knowledge, concepts, and skills required for study across various discipline areas. The unit focuses on developing an understanding of problem-solving and how digital technologies can be used to solve real-world mathematical problems. Students will learn how to effectively communicate concepts, thinking, and solutions to real-world mathematical problems.

Unit content

Warm Up Module - Introduction to learning/relearning mathematics

Module 1 - Number theory, arithmetic and financial mathematics

Module 2 - Algebra fundamentals

Module 3 - Solving, manipulating and graphing equations

Module 4 - Measurement and networks

Module 5 - Trigonometry and applied geometry 

Module 6 - Data analysis, statistics and probability

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Analyse a variety of mathematical problems and identify appropriate approaches to find a solution.
2Apply a range of mathematical concepts, techniques and digital technologies to solve a variety of real-world mathematical problems.
3Effectively communicate mathematical concepts, thinking, and solutions at different levels of formality using verbal, written, and graphical forms of communication.

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

  1. Analyse a variety of mathematical problems and identify appropriate approaches to find a solution.
  2. Apply a range of mathematical concepts, techniques and digital technologies to solve a variety of real-world mathematical problems.
  3. Effectively communicate mathematical concepts, thinking, and solutions at different levels of formality using verbal, written, and graphical forms of communication.

Prescribed texts

  • This free textbook can be accessed through the following link: https://scu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/61SCU_INST/hir31i/alma991012859199902368: Marecek, L & Anthony-Smith, M, 2020, Intermediate algebra, 2nd, OpenStax College, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

  • This free textbook can be accessed through the following link: https://scu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/61SCU_INST/hir31i/alma991012859199902368: Marecek, L & Anthony-Smith, M, 2020, Intermediate algebra, 2nd, OpenStax College, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Reflective writing15%
Calculations40%
Exam: take home45%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Reflective writing15%
Calculations40%
Exam: take home45%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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