Preparatory Studies in Mathematics

Course code MATH1001Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Quantitative methods are used in many areas of science and business. The course MATH1001 introduces and develops those areas of arithmetic, algebra and geometry necessary for an understanding and use of basic quantitative methods.

This course is suitable for those students who have not studied, or who have not succeeded in, mathematics courses at the HSC level.

Students cannot count MATH1001 for credit if they have previously passed MATH1002, MATH1100, MATH1110 or MATH1210.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
ObjectivesA student successfully completing this course will have
1. An understanding of the nature of the real number system, through well-founded skills
2. Skills in algebra and an understanding of how these are based on properties of number systems
3. An appreciation of the applicability of mathematical theory and skills
4. Knowledge of the role coordinate geometry plays in linking algebra and geometry
Content1. Essential Arithmetic
2. Basic Algebra
3. Co-ordinate Geometry
4. Modelling
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNo specific prerequisites
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MATH1001