Introductory Mathematics 2

Course code EPMATH234Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

This course aims to consolidate and extend the topics covered in Introductory Mathematics 1. The course includes basic skills and their application to problem solving in the topics of linear function, graphing, probability and statistics.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
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 content may include:
1. Graphing linear relationships: The number plane, line y = mx + b, gradient, intercept, line of best fit, application to other variables with linear relationships.
2. Probability. Simple probability, experimental probability, Venn diagrams, contingency tables, tree diagrams and tables
3. Statistics: Frequency distribution tables and graphs, sigma notation, measures of central tendency (mean, mode, median), measures of dispersion (range, standard deviation and variance), the normal curve.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEPMATH134: Introductory Mathematics 1
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 HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPMATH234