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BR1244 - Mathematics A1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

Available to Tertiary Access students only.

This subject introduces students to basic mathematical concepts that are applied to real life situations such as earnings and spending, and to academic situations such as statistical analysis. Topics include operations, percentages, measurement, simple and compound interest, graphs, income, budget, and measures of central tendency. The delivery of the subject focuses on using these mathematical concepts and techniques to solve real problems.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical skills to a range of practical life skills and academic contexts;
  • demonstrate the use of multiplication, division, decimals, percentages and a scientific calculator;
  • demonstrate basic algebraic concepts such as solving equations and the application of formulae;
  • use tables and graphs for representing statistical data (i.e. scattergrams, pie charts and histograms).

Subject Assessment

  • quizzes or tests (70%)
  • assignments (30%).

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
Lecturer: Mr Kerry Aitken.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
Lecturer: Mr Kerry Aitken.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
Lecturer: Dr Carol Conway.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
Lecturer: Dr Carol Conway.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.