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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Pre-requisites

24 credit points in any SCU units

Unit aim

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

Key theories that inform the nature and role of mathematics: including ancient times, modern and contemporary theories and the nature of mathematics: historically, sociologically and culturally.

The role of mathematics in society.

Mathematics in practice: working mathematically; number and algebra; measurement and geometry; and 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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe and discuss key theories that underpin the discipline of mathematics
2 identify the nature and role of mathematics in society
3 investigate the theories of mathematics in current curriculum.

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

  1. describe and discuss key theories that underpin the discipline of mathematics
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  2. identify the nature and role of mathematics in society
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  3. investigate the theories of mathematics in current curriculum.
    • GA5:
    • GA7: