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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.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline 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. Working in groups to solve problems using algebraic formula and strategies. Workshopping different problem solving rules and conventions and investigating real world applications. Introduction of EXCEL as a tool for managing statistical information.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

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..
02. Use whole numbers, percentages, decimals and ratios in a range of statistical information to calculate and interpret answers.
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.
04. Use tables, graphs, measures of central tendency and measures of distribution to interpret, analyse and describe information statistically
05. Apply mathematical knowledge to model complex systems and predict their behaviour.

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