Introductory Mathematics 1
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
|Distance Education - Callaghan||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
* Students will be proficient in their understanding of appropriate mathematical techniques when commencing undergraduate study.
* Students will display competency, working individually and in groups.
* 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.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks