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MA0020 - Preparatory Mathematics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject is only available within the Certificate of Higher Education or as Non Award Study.

Basic arithmetic and algebra skills with applications including fractions. Functions, including linear and quadratic with graph sketching. Trigonometry. Simultaneous equations, introduction to logarithms and exponential functions. Introduction to calculus with applications: graphical interpretation and simple rules.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate fundamental mathematical skills to solve introductory mathematical problems using techniques of arithmetic, algebra, functions and graphs, trigonometry and differential calculus;
  • apply standard mathematical laws, definitions and procedures involving: precedence, expansion and factorisation, indices, exponentials and logarithms, graph sketching, trigonometry and differentiation;
  • apply logical thinking to problem-solve in a mathematical context by forming, manipulating and solving equations and formulae;
  • demonstrate skills in writing mathematics.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual.
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Combinations:
MA1020

Availabilities

Study Period 3, External
Census Date 04-Feb-2021
Coordinator: Ms Kate Sheppard, Mr Patrick Higgins
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours online workshops - Between 15 - 30 hours of online workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Study Period 10, External
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Coordinator: Ms Kate Sheppard, Mr Patrick Higgins
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours online workshops - Between 15 - 30 hours of online workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.