Introductory Mathematics 1

Course code EPMATH134Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

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.

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Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Objectives* 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.
ContentThe 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.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassOn-campus students: One class examination.
Essays / Written AssignmentsDistance Students: Assignments - paper-based, but submitted on-line by scanning and uploading.
Examination: FormalFinal examination in the University examination period, 50% Assesses proficiency in this course.
Quiz - ClassOn-campus students: Short class quizzes.
Quiz - On-lineDistance Students: regular, short, multiple choice quizzes done on-line.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EPMATH134