Intermediate Mathematics


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.



  • Semester 2 - 2015


  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.


The 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

Assessment Items

Quiz: Quizzes

In Term Test: Class Test

Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact Hours

Ourimbah and Callaghan


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


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