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UON Prep Bridging Courses

PREP7800 - Foundation Mathematics

Foundation Mathematics is an introductory course for students  who are enrolling in programs requiring some level of numeracy and algebraic skills, for example, Primary Teaching, Construction Management, Architecture, Biotechnology or Information Technology. For students with limited prior studies in mathematics we recommend you complete the Online Mathematics course - Essential Numeracy.

Topics Include:

  • natural numbers, prime numbers
  • integers, dealing with negative numbers
  • fractions
  • surds, Pythagoras' Theorem
  • order of operations
  • Index Laws and Log Laws
  • algebra, expanding, gathering, factoring, squaring
  • equations, simultaneous equations, quadratic equations
  • graphing: straight lines and parabolas

Note: Students will require a Scientific Calculator for the course.