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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

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.

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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
2 demonstrate personal competence in mathematics to a level appropriate for their intended tertiary study and later professional settings
3 demonstrate the mathematical understandings and capabilities that enable the integration of numeracy into professional and societal use
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
5 employ a range of appropriate technology applications for mathematics and numeracy, in everyday and professional settings.

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

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