Newstep - Mathematical Studies

Course code EPMATH127Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

EPMATH127 Newstep Mathematical Studies prepares students for degrees requiring a basic level of mathematics. The content includes further statistics, the normal distribution, statistical measures; functions and graphs, ratio and proportion; financial mathematics; logarithms and exponentials, elementary probability. The depth of treatment is similar to HSC General Mathematics course.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents 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.
Content1. Simple Interest and Ratio.
2. Proportionality.
3. Linear Functions.
4. 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. Measures of dispersion: interquartile range, standard deviation, box plots.
9. Correlation and linear regression.
10. Normal distribution; Z-Scores.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAt least a Pass grade in EPMATH126 Mathematical Studies.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassProgressive assessment totalling 50% Method of assessment is by examination.
Examination: FormalFinal Examination in the University Examination period, 50%
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 EPMATH127