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Unit Summary

Unit type

Enabling Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

SCU College

Unit aim

Focuses on introducing students to skills and concepts that will build a strong foundation in mathematics and develop confidence for undergraduate study. It will provide opportunities to apply and connect these skills by solving real world problems related to daily life and future study. 

Unit content

Relearning and rethinking maths
Solving problems using numbers
Measuring and converting units
Essentials of Algebra 
Geometry and its applications
Data analysis and graphing
Making sense of data with 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 Analyse situations and apply suitable mathematical skills in real-world problem solving
2 Show understanding and proficiency in the use of mathematical skills
3 Communicate in a structured and logical sequence the steps to a solution
4 State limitations, acknowledge assumptions made and comment on the practicality of the solution used

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

  1. Analyse situations and apply suitable mathematical skills in real-world problem solving
  2. Show understanding and proficiency in the use of mathematical skills
  3. Communicate in a structured and logical sequence the steps to a solution
  4. State limitations, acknowledge assumptions made and comment on the practicality of the solution used

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • This free textbook can be accessed through the following link: https://scu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/61SCU_INST/hir31i/alma991012858799802368: Marecek, L, Anthony-Smith, M & Mathis, AH, 2020, Prealgebra, 2nd, OpenStax College, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

  • This free textbook can be accessed through the following link: https://scu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/61SCU_INST/hir31i/alma991012858799802368: Marecek, L, Anthony-Smith, M & Mathis, AH, 2020, Prealgebra, 2nd, OpenStax College, Rice University, Houston, Texas.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.