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MA1020 - Preparatory Mathematics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to students in any Faculty without a Senior Mathematics or equivalent background. Any student who has completed Senior Mathematics B to the level of High Achievement is not permitted to enrol. This subject prepares students for MA1000 or for other University courses that require Senior Mathematics B as a prerequisite. Townsville external offering is required for the online Bachelor of Education (Primary) as part of the maths/numeracy specialisation.

This subject is suitable for anyone who has not studied Mathematics Methods (Queensland, or equivalent) or for those who require a refresher. MA1020 prepares students for MA1000 or for other University courses and subjects that require Mathematics Methods as a prerequisite. Suitably experienced students may be directed to enrol in MA1000 instead. 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 for application to quantitatively-based University level subjects;
  • 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, trigonometry and differentiation;
  • manipulate and solve equations and formulae including: linear, quadratic, cubic and simultaneous equations;
  • graph linear, quadratic, cubic and standard trigonometric functions.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (70%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (30%) - Individual.
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Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 52 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 15 hours workshops - 10 hours of workshops are optional and are held in lecture recess and study vacation.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Study Period 3, Intensive
Census Date 02-Feb-2023
Face to face teaching 24-Jan-2022 to 14-Feb-2022 (Classes will run every weekday, except public holidays, from 24 January until 14th February.)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 105 hours was Other - 7 hours contact per day
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 64 hours was Other - 4 hours contact per day
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 3, Intensive
Census Date 02-Feb-2023
Face to face teaching 24-Jan-2022 to 14-Feb-2022 (Classes will run every weekday, except public holidays, from 24 January until 14th February.)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours was Other - 4 hours contact per day
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Online, Study Period 86, External
Census Date 09-Nov-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours was Other - Online Discussion
  • 26 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures - Online
  • 13 hours was Other - Online Discussion
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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