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MA1022 - Essential Maths

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

Available to Diploma of Higher Education and Bachelor of Nursing Science (IHCAP) students only.

In Essential Maths, you will develop mathematical knowledge, conceptual understanding and skills through investigative and explorative approaches to learning. These approaches provide opportunities for you to work individually, as well as collaboratively and cooperatively in teams. This subject is designed in ways that encourage you to develop positive and productive attitudes towards mathematics. You will participate in learning experiences that have relevance to you personally and to a range of work contexts and possible future study pathways. Essential Maths involves the study of Functional Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Applied Geometry and Statistics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, you will be able to: Interpret and use appropriate mathematical terminology, symbols and conventions;
  • Access, select, manipulate and apply mathematical rules, formula and procedures;
  • Interpret, clarify, analyse, model and solve problems;
  • Analyse, organise and communicate information via written, symbolic, pictorial and graphical forms, for different purposes and audiences;
  • Justify the reasonableness of results obtained through the use of technology, and justify conclusions, solutions or propositions through logical explanations and sequences in everyday language and/or mathematical language.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students will be expected to have basic numeracy skills.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
Lecturers: Mr Kerry Aitken, Mr Patrick Peacock.
Contact hours:
  • 52 hours workshops/Seminars
    Assessment: in-class tests (40%); written mathematical concept task (10%); learning portfolio (10%); school-administered final exam (40%).

    Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
    Lecturers: Mr Kerry Aitken, Mr Patrick Peacock.
    Contact hours:
    • 52 hours workshops/Seminars
      Assessment: in-class tests (40%); written mathematical concept task (10%); learning portfolio (10%); school-administered final exam (40%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
      Census Date 28-Mar-2019
      Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
      Lecturer: Ms Lindsay Welch.
      Contact hours:
      • 52 hours workshops/Seminars
        Assessment: in-class tests (40%); written mathematical task (10%); learning portfolio (10%); school-administered final exam (40%).

        Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
        Census Date 29-Aug-2019
        Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
        Lecturer: Ms Lindsay Welch.
        Contact hours:
        • 52 hours workshops/Seminars
          Assessment: in-class tests (40%); written mathematical concept task (10%); learning portfolio (10%); school-administered final exam (40%).

          JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
          Census Date 11-Apr-2019
          Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
          Lecturer: Mr Hai Wei Ng.
          Contact hours:
          • 52 hours workshops/Seminars
            Assessment: in-class tests (40%); written mathematical concept task (10%); learning portfolio (10%); school-administered final exam (40%).

            JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
            Census Date 08-Aug-2019
            Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
            Lecturer: Mr Hai Wei Ng.
            Contact hours:
            • 52 hours workshops/Seminars
              Assessment: in-class tests (40%); written mathematical concept task (10%); learning portfolio (10%); school-administered final exam (40%).

              JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
              Census Date 05-Dec-2019
              Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
              Lecturer: Mr Hai Wei Ng.
              Contact hours:
              • 52 hours workshops/Seminars
                Assessment: in-class tests (40%); written mathematical concept task (10%); learning portfolio (10%); school-administered final exam (40%).

                Thursday Isl, Limited, Study Period 1
                Census Date 28-Mar-2019
                Face to face teaching (Limited Attendance Mode)
                Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
                Lecturer: Mr Kerry Aitken.
                Contact hours:
                • 52 hours workshops/Seminars
                  Assessment: in-class tests (40%); written mathematical concept task (10%); learning portfolio (10%); school-administered final exam (40%).

                  Thursday Isl, Limited, Study Period 2
                  Census Date 29-Aug-2019
                  Face to face teaching (Limited Attendance Mode)
                  Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
                  Lecturer: Mr Kerry Aitken.
                  Contact hours:
                  • 52 hours workshops/Seminars
                    Assessment: in-class tests (40%); written mathematical concept task (10%); learning portfolio (10%); school-administered final exam (40%).

                    JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
                    Census Date 11-Apr-2019
                    Coordinator: Mr Patrick Peacock
                    Lecturer: Mr Brett Vance.
                    Contact hours:
                    • 52 hours workshops/Seminars
                      Assessment: in-class tests (40%); written mathematical concept task (10%); learning portfolio (10%); school-administered final exam (40%).

                      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.