Mathematical Studies 1


EPMATH126 Mathematical Studies 1 is a non-calculator introductory mathematics course which covers mathematical skills relevant to degrees requiring a basic level of mathematical knowledge and ability. The learning outcomes include an understanding of and competence in the skills of numeracy, arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percentages, algebra, equation solving and units of measurement.

Recommended for degrees in Teaching (Primary/Early Childhood/Technology), Nursing, Midwifery, Business, Commerce, Social Science, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Construction Management, Exercise and Sport Science, and Design (Architecture).



  • Semester 1 - 2015


  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop a sound knowledge and an understanding of numbers and arithmetic.

2. Develop competence in the skills of basic arithmetic without the use of a calculator.

3. Develop an understanding of the concepts of mathematics relevant to degrees requiring a basic level of mathematical ability.


The course covers:

  1. Brief history of numeration, place value and arithmetic.
  2. Order of operations, directed numbers, fractions, decimals, percentage calculations.
  3. Basic algebra: simplification, expansion, substitution.
  4. Solution of equations: basics, word problems, simultaneous equations.
  5. Scientific notation, units of measurement, prefixes, unit conversions.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in EPMATH126.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Quizzes #1-10

In Term Test: Midsemester

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Ourimbah and Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks