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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

6

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

SCU College

Unit aim

Introduces students to and develops mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills required in a range of quantitatively based awards. To reinforce learning real world applications of mathematics will be utilised to develop students’ problem solving skills. Software associated with mathematical calculations, graphing and problem solving will be used.

Unit content

  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Linear and Nonlinear Functions and Graphs
  • Introduction to Differentiation

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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to use basic mathematical skills
2 Apply quantitative techniques to solve real world mathematical problems
3 Use appropriate software in mathematical calculations and communications
4 Communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to use basic mathematical skills
    • GA1:
  2. Apply quantitative techniques to solve real world mathematical problems
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  3. Use appropriate software in mathematical calculations and communications
    • GA6:
  4. Communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Croft, A & Davison, R, 2016, Foundation Maths MyMathLab Global Pack, 6th edn, Pearson, United Kingdom. ISBN: 9781292095257.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.