Mathematical Studies 2


EPMATH127 Mathematical Studies 2 is a calculator based mathematics course for those who have demonstrated competence in the basic skills of numeracy, arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percentages, algebra, equation solving and units of measurement The course further develops the skills in mathematics and their application to the real world. The content includes financial mathematics, proportionality, linear and non-linear functions, graphing, logarithms, probability and an introduction to statistics.

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



  • Semester 2 - 2016


  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop an understanding of the application of basic mathematical concepts and their application in the real world.

2. Develop an understanding of the concepts and applications of mathematics relevant to degrees requiring a basic level of mathematics.


This course covers:

  1. Simple Interest and Ratio.
  2. Proportionality.
  3. Linear Functions.
  4. Further Functions and graphs - quadratic, cubic, reciprocal and exponential (application to compound interest and depreciation).
  5. Variation - direct and inverse.
  6. Logarithms - application to solution of exponential equations.
  7. Basic probability - Venn Diagrams, tree diagrams, ordered and unordered arrangements.
  8. Statistics: Measures of central tendency and dispersion.
  9. Correlation and linear regression.
  10. Normal distribution; Z-Scores.

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