Introductory Mathematics 1


This course is an introductory mathematics course which will cover basic skills in numeracy and algebra. The course aims to provide a sound foundation in basic mathematical skills and an introduction to their application to problem-solving.

Recommended for degrees in Primary Teaching, Nursing, Midwifery, Construction Management, Teaching (Secondary)/Technology, Teaching (Secondary)/Health & PE, Design (Architecture) and Social Work.


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2015.

Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be proficient in their understanding of appropriate mathematical techniques when commencing undergraduate study

2. Display competency, working individually and in groups.

3. Students will have acquired critical reasoning and problem solving skills in order to solve mathematical problems.


The course topics include:

  1. Numeracy: order of operation, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, rates, directed numbers, scientific notation, scientific calculator.
  2. Algebra: simplification, evaluation, expansion, factorization, using formulae,interpreting and solving word problems, rules of indices.

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Quiz: In-Class Quizzes

In Term Test: In-Class Test

Contact Hours

Ourimbah, Callaghan and On-Line from 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 11 Weeks