Mathematical Studies

Course code EPMATH126Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

EPMATH126 Mathematical Studies prepares students for undergraduate courses requiring a basic level of mathematics. The course covers the topics of numeration, arithmetic and calculation, basic algebra, equations, measurement and descriptive statistics. The depth of treatment is similar to HSC General Mathematics course.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesIn this course students will:
1. develop a sound knowledge and understanding of some basic skills of mathematics and statistics.
2. develop an appreciation of the concepts of mathematics and statistics as relevant, useful and transferable for those courses requiring a non-rigorous level of mathematics.
ContentThe course covers:
1. Basic history of numeration, place value and arithmetic.
2. Order of operations, directed numbers, fractions, decimals, percentage calculations.
3. Basic algebra: simplification, expansion, substitution.
4. Equation solving: transposition of formulae, simultaneous equations.
5. Scientific notation, units of measurement, prefixes, unit conversions.
6. Measures of central tendency and dispersion.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMathematical concepts equivalent to Year 10 School Certificate Intermediate Level.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassProgressive assessment totalling 50% Method of assessment is by examination.
Examination: FormalA final examination in the University examination period at the end of the Semester, 50%. The duration of the examination will be two hours.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPMATH126