MATHEMATICS FOUNDATIONS

EDU0MAF

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Maths Foundations introduces students to a spectrum of mathematics skills required for future learning in general university programs. Students will develop conceptual knowledge and procedural skills in a range of topics including arithmetical rules and operations, measurement and data, algebra, probability, graphs and statistical analysis. Students will be expected to solve a variety of mathematical problems using appropriate strategies, methods and techniques and to apply mathematical concepts and knowledge to different real world situations. Assessment tasks are based on cumulative development of skills and knowledge and include project tasks as well as quizzes and two examinations. Feedback is provided to students at frequent and regular intervals throughout the semester.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course (ETEPB or ETEPM or ETEPS or ETEPW or ETEPK) Tertiary Enabling Program

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret and extract relevant information from text or problem solving activity by using appropriate techniques such as restating/rewriting, drawing diagrams/sketches to problem solve..

Activities:
Online quizzes, workshopping solutions to number and word problems individually and in class groups, measuring and graphing data. Researching global issues and using numerical skills and strategies to posit possible solutions and present to class.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Use whole numbers, percentages, decimals and ratios in a range of statistical information to calculate and interpret answers.

Activities:
Online quizzes, games and forum discussion. Research into real world problems to extract data and record it in different forms so that problems can be analysed and answers can be calculated
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Use the representation of algebra such as simple indices, square roots, brackets, alternative conventions for division, and signed numbers to express and interpret and solve formulae, rules and equations.

Activities:
Online quizzes, games and forum discussions. Working in groups to solve problems using algebraic formula and strategies. Workshopping different problem solving rules and conventions and investigating real world applications.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Use tables, graphs, measures of central tendency and measures of distribution to interpret, analyse and describe information statistically

Activities:
Introduction of EXCEL as a tool for managing statistical information. Research into real world problems and workshopping to find solutions which can be understood and recorded through different means.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Apply mathematical knowledge to model complex systems and predict their behaviour.

Activities:
Investigation of a significant real world problem (disease spread through human population) and working in groups on the development of a mathematical model to identify probable spread to assist in management of resultant health issues.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class diagnostic assessment = 150 words5 01
In-class assessment for learning = 600 words15 02
Algebra Assignment = 800 words20 03
Statistics Assignment = 800 words20 04
Modelling Assignment = 800 words20 05
Online Module quizzes (4 x 150 words)20

Bendigo, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class diagnostic assessment = 150 words5 01
In-class assessment for learning = 600 words15 02
Algebra Assignment = 800 words20 03
Statistics Assignment = 800 words20 04
Modelling Assignment = 800 words20 05
Online Module quizzes (4 x 150 words)20

Broadmeadows, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class diagnostic assessment = 150 words5 01
In-class assessment for learning = 600 words15 02
Algebra Assignment = 800 words20 03
Statistics Assignment = 800 words20 04
Modelling Assignment = 800 words20 05
Online Module quizzes (4 x 150 words)20

Broadmeadows, 2018, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 25
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class diagnostic assessment = 150 words5 01
In-class assessment for learning = 600 words15 02
Algebra Assignment = 800 words20 03
Statistics Assignment = 800 words20 04
Modelling Assignment = 800 words20 05
Online Module quizzes (4 x 150 words)20

Mildura, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class diagnostic assessment = 150 words5 01
In-class assessment for learning = 600 words15 02
Algebra Assignment = 800 words20 03
Statistics Assignment = 800 words20 04
Modelling Assignment = 800 words20 05
Online Module quizzes (4 x 150 words)20

Shepparton, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class diagnostic assessment = 150 words5 01
In-class assessment for learning = 600 words15 02
Algebra Assignment = 800 words20 03
Statistics Assignment = 800 words20 04
Modelling Assignment = 800 words20 05
Online Module quizzes (4 x 150 words)20