Course handbook

Description

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


Availability2017 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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

The 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.

Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.


Assessment items

Quiz: In-Class Quiz

In Term Test: In-Class Examination

Formal Examination: Formal Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

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

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

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

Online

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Face2Face Day x 2