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Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour Session 1,  2,  3 Session 2,  3
Gold Coast Session 1,  2,  3 N/A
Lismore Session 1,  2,  3 Session 2,  3
Online Session 1,  2,  3 N/A

Unit Summary

Unit type

Enabling Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

0

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

SCU College

Unit aim

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

Topic 1: Whole numbers and integers
Topic 2: Parts of whole numbers: Fractions
Topic 3: Parts of whole numbers: Decimals
Topic 4: Percentages
Topic 5: Units and conversions
Topic 6: Rates and ratios
Topic 7: Geometry: Perimeter, area and volume
Topic 8: Powerful numbers
Topic 9: Algebra: Generalising numbers
Topic 10: Algebra: Linear relationships
Topic 11: 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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
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.

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

  1. analyse situations and apply suitable mathematical skills in problem solving
    • GA4:
  2. interpret numerical situations (including graphs, tables, figures, statistical summaries) and derive meaning
    • GA4:
  3. show proficiency in the use of mathematical skills in areas such as number, measurement, basic algebra, exponents, and statistics.
    • GA4:
  4. communicate in a structured and logical sequence, the steps to a solution
    • GA6:
  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.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.