Introductory Mathematics 1

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

On-Line from Callaghan

  • 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.

Content

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: 3 In-Class Quizzes

In Term Test: In-Class Test

Contact Hours

Lecture

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

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks