Intermediate Mathematics

Course code EPMATH302Units 20English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

This course is an intermediate level mathematics course which will cover the introductory concepts as in Introductory Mathematics as well as further skills in algebra and further practice in problem-solving. The course content includes skills in numeracy, algebra, linear function, graphing, probability and statistics and also covers non-linear functions, exponential and logarithmic theory and further probability and statistics including binomial theorem and correlation and regression. The course aims to provide a sound foundation in a wide range of mathematical concepts and skills and in their application to problem solving.

Recommended for degrees in Business, Commerce, Information Technology and the Sciences, including the Health Sciences, Behavioural Sciences and Social Sciences.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesIn this course students will:
1.obtain a background in algebra, functions and graphs, descriptive statistics and probability, and exponential and logarithmic theory.
2.demonstrate a broad understanding of the subject area suitable for the commencement of undergraduate study in the degrees of Business, Commerce, Economics, Information Technology, Science, and degrees in the Health Sciences.
ContentThe course covers:
1. Number theory
2. Basic algebra: simplifying algebraic expressions; solving equations; using formulae.
3. Exponential and Logarithmic Theory
4. Graphing: linear and non-linear functions
5. Probability: sets; counting techniques; probability distributions; tree diagrams; permutations and combinations; binomial theorem.
6. Statistics: summation notation; graphical presentation of data; measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion.
7. Correlation and Regression
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAdvanced or Intermediate Level School Certificate Mathematics or equivalent.

Students who have not studied mathematics for some time may wish to take a Mathematics Bridging course before enrolling in this course.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassProgressive assessment totalling 50%. Method of assessment is by examination.
Examination: FormalFinal examination in the University examination period, 50%. Assess proficiency in the entire course.
Contact HoursLecture: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EPMATH302