Introductory Mathematics

Description

This course is an introductory mathematics course which will cover basic skills in numeracy, algebra, linear function, graphing, probability and statistics. 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 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be proficient in their understanding of appropriate mathematical techniques when commencing undergraduate study.

2. Students will 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

EPMATH303 may include the following topics:

  1. Numeracy: order of operation, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, rates, directed numbers, scientific notation, scientific calculator.
  2. Algebra: simplification, evaluation, expansion, factorization, solving linear equations, solving linear inequations, using formulae, interpreting and solving word problems, rules of indices.
  3. Graphing linear relationships: the number plane, the line y = mx + b, gradient, y-intercept, line of best fit, application to other variables with linear relationships.
  4. Probability: simple probability, experimental probability, Venn diagrams, contingency tables, tree diagrams and tables
  5. 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.

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Quiz: In-Class Quizzes

In Term Test: In-Class Test

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

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