## Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
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Gold CoastN/A
LismoreN/A
OnlineN/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.

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

1. analyse situations and apply suitable mathematical skills in problem solving
2. interpret numerical situations (including graphs, tables, figures, statistical summaries) and derive meaning
3. show proficiency in the use of mathematical skills in areas such as number, measurement, basic algebra, exponents, and statistics
4. communicate in a structured and logical sequence, the steps to a solution
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.

## Prescribed texts

• No prescribed texts.
• This free textbook can be accessed through the following link: https://scu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/61SCU_INST/hir31i/alma991012858799802368: Marecek, L, Anthony-Smith, M & Mathis, AH, 2020, Prealgebra, 2nd, OpenStax College, Rice University, Houston, Texas.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

## Teaching and assessment

 Teaching method Tutorial on-site 1.5 hours (Twice a week for 6 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Written description: Problem solving 35% Written description: Problem solving 45%
 Teaching method Tutorial on-site 1.5 hours (Twice per week for 6 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Written description: Problem solving 35% Written description: Problem solving 45%
 Teaching method Tutorial on-site 1.5 hours (Twice per week for 6 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Written description: Problem solving 35% Written description: Problem solving 45%
 Teaching method Tutorial online 1.5 hours (Twice per week for 6 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Written description: Problem solving 35% Written description: Problem solving 45%
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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