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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

School/College

School of Education

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

Topic 1: Critical Thinking - Problem solving
Topic 2: Systems of Numeration
Topic 3: Number theory
Topic 4: Real Numbers
Topic 5: Introduction to Algebra
Topic 6: Algebra: Graphs and Functions
Topic 7: Measurement
Topic 8: Geometry
Topic 9: Probability; theoretical and experimental understandings
Topic 10: Descriptive 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss the history and role of mathematics in society Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
2 demonstrate personal competence in mathematics to a level appropriate for their intended tertiary study and later professional settings Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
3 demonstrate the mathematical understandings and capabilities that enable the integration of numeracy into professional and societal use Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
4 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 Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
5 employ a range of appropriate technology applications for mathematics and numeracy, in everyday and professional settings. Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline

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

  1. discuss the history and role of mathematics in society
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate personal competence in mathematics to a level appropriate for their intended tertiary study and later professional settings
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate the mathematical understandings and capabilities that enable the integration of numeracy into professional and societal use
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. 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
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. employ a range of appropriate technology applications for mathematics and numeracy, in everyday and professional settings.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • Angel, AR, Abbott, CD & Runde, DC, 2019, Foundations: mathematics and numeracy, , Pearson Australia, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 9780655700722.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.