The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


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.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2019
  • Semester 1 - 2019


  • Semester 2 - 2019
  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

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


  1. Essential Arithmetic
  2. Basic Algebra
  3. Co-ordinate Geometry
  4. Modelling

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignments

Formal Examination: Examination

Quiz: Class quiz

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

These contact hours are for delivery of the course in a semester term. For a summer/winter term the lectures may be delivered as face to face compressed in to the shorter term or blended with online lectures combined with face to face to face workshops.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks