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Unit description

Introduces understandings of mathematics and its role in society. Provides opportunities to build personal numeracy, skills and confidence to effectively engage with later unit and professional settings. Introduces the applications of mathematics, including ICTs and digital technologies.

Unit content

Module 1: Critical Thinking, and Systems of Numeration

Module 2:  Number theory and Real Numbers

Module 3: Introduction to Algebra and Graphs and Functions

Module 4: Measurement and Geometry

Module 5: Probability and Descriptive Statistics

Module 6: Overview of 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate personal competence in mathematics to a level appropriate for their intended tertiary study and later professional settings
2demonstrate the mathematical understandings and capabilities that enable the integration of numeracy into professional and societal use
3plan 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
4employ a range of appropriate technology applications for mathematics and numeracy, in everyday and professional settings

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

  1. demonstrate personal competence in mathematics to a level appropriate for their intended tertiary study and later professional settings
  2. demonstrate the mathematical understandings and capabilities that enable the integration of numeracy into professional and societal use
  3. 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
  4. employ a range of appropriate technology applications for mathematics and numeracy, in everyday and professional settings

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Calculations50%
Exam: closed book50%
Self Assessment with reflectionSR

Teaching method
Workshop 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Calculations50%
Exam: closed book50%
Self Assessment with reflectionSR

Teaching method
Workshop 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Calculations50%
Exam: closed book50%
Self Assessment with reflectionSR

Teaching method
Workshop 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Calculations50%
Exam: closed book50%
Self Assessment with reflectionSR
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

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