MATH40237 - Fundamental Mathematics for University
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

Fundamental Mathematics for University is designed to provide students with foundation concepts, rules and methods of elementary mathematics. The main aim of this unit is to provide the fundamentals of mathematics, which are necessary to develop a unified body of knowledge. Topics covered in the unit include operations, percentages, introductory algebra, simple equation solving, exponents, linear equations, introductory statistics, and units and conversions.

Details

Career Level Non-award
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Noosa
  • Perth
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney
  • Townsville

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Non-award unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment Pass/Fail
2. Written Assessment 50%
3. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Issues with audio in the STMA and OPER module videos. Student and teaching staff feedback Fix the audio problems in the STMA and OPER module videos.
Positive comments on the End of Module Tests. Many distance students made comment on how these tests assisted their learning. Student and teaching staff feedback Continue with the End of Module Tests in their current form.
Positive comments on the structure of the Unit. Unit evaluation Continue with the current structure of the unit content on the unit Moodle site.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques such as operations, percentages, introductory algebra, simple equation solving, exponents, linear equations, introductory statistics and units and conversions.
  2. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques.
  3. Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems.
  4. Reflect on formative assessment to improve mathematical comprehension.
  5. Analyse information using mathematical techniques.
  6. Communicate mathematical solutions.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Self Management      
2. Communication      
3. Information Literacy            
4. Information Technology Competence            
5. Problem Solving  
6. Critical Thinking      
7. Cross-Cultural Competence            
8. Ethical Practice          

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Written Assessment        

Prescribed Textbooks

Fundamental Mathematics for University
Author/s: Sharon Cohalan Year: 2017
Edition: 7th edn Publisher: CQUniversity
City: Rockhampton State: QLD
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

All study material for this unit is freely available on Moodle in electronic form; however, purchase of hardcopy study material is highly recommended. Hard copies can be purchased online at minimal cost from the CQUniversity Bookshop.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft Office or similar
  • Computer - ability to access study materials, including instructional videos and scan and upload assessment.
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAntony Dekkers (a.dekkers@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

STMA & OPER


Week 2 17-07-2017

OPER

STMA Module Test

Week 3 24-07-2017

PERC

OPER Module Test

Week 4 31-07-2017

ALG1

PERC Module Test

Week 5 07-08-2017

ALG1 & EQN1


Vacation Week 14-08-2017

ALG1 Module Test

Week 6 21-08-2017

EQN1

Week 7 28-08-2017

STAT

EQN1 Module Test

Week 8 04-09-2017

EXPO


Assessment Test A Due Monday (04 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 9 11-09-2017

EXPO

STAT Module Test

Week 10 18-09-2017

LINE

EXPO Module Test

Week 11 25-09-2017

LINE

Week 12 02-10-2017

UNCN

LINE Module Test

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

UNCN Module Test

Assessment Test B Due Wednesday (11 Oct 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017
Contact information for the Unit Coordinator: Antony Dekkers.
email: a.dekkers@cqu.edu.au
Telephone (Office): 0749309355
Office: Rockhampton, North, CQUniversity, Building 32, Ground Floor, Room G38.
If you have any individual queries, please do not hesitate to email me and I will get back to you within two working days.

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Module Tests
Task Description

You will complete nine modules in MATH40237 (from the Fundamental Mathematics for University textbook).

At the conclusion of each module, you must complete the corresponding Module Test. These tests are available on the MATH40237 Moodle site.

These Module Tests are completed as assignments - no supervision is required. The purpose of these tests is to monitor your progress throughout the term, allowing you to identify any concepts that require further review. The tests also provide a basis for communication between you and your Lecturer/Unit Coordinator.

You must achieve an overall average of 50% across the nine Module Tests in order to be awarded a PASS for Assessment Task 1.

You must PASS Assessment Task 1 in order to be awarded a PASS for MATH40237.

Assessment Due Date Module Tests are due on the Monday of the week specified in the Unit Profile Schedule. A more detailed version of this schedule can be found in the FMU Unit Guide located on the FMU Moodle site.
Return Date to Students Module Tests will be marked and returned within 3-7 days of the test due date. These tests will be returned via the FMU Moodle site for Distance students or via your On-Campus Lecturer for Internal students.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Marks for each question will be allocated for the following:

· using appropriate setting out;

· showing all correct steps in the solution;

· answering the question asked, where appropriate; and

· finding the correct answer.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You must achieve an overall average of 50% across the nine Module Tests in order to be awarded a PASS for Assessment Task 1. You must PASS Assessment Task 1 in order to be awarded a PASS for MATH40237.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Hard copy

Distance students are required to submit each Module Test online at the FMU Moodle site under the ASSESSMENT Block. Internal Students are required to submit their Module tests as a hard copy to their On-Campus Lecturer at a time designated by their Lecturer.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques such as operations, percentages, introductory algebra, simple equation solving, exponents, linear equations, introductory statistics and units and conversions.

2. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques.

3. Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems.

4. Reflect on formative assessment to improve mathematical comprehension.

5. Analyse information using mathematical techniques.

6. Communicate mathematical solutions.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Self Management

2. Communication

5. Problem Solving

6. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical Practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment Test A
Task Description

Assessment Test A is a non-supervised test and must be completed individually by each student.

This test covers material from the STMA, OPER, PERC, ALG1 and EQN1 modules.

You are expected to successfully complete the relevant Module Tests for these modules before attempting Assessment Test A.

Assessment Test A will be made available at the end of Week 5 under the ASSESSMENT Block on the FMU Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (04-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Assessment Test A must be submitted under the ASSESSMENT Block on the FMU Moodle site.
Return Date to Students Assessment Test A will be returned via the FMU Moodle site two weeks from the due date or submission date, whichever is the latest.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Marks for each question will be allocated for the following:

· using appropriate setting out;

· showing all correct steps in the solution;

· answering the question asked, where appropriate; and

· finding the correct answer.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

All students are required to upload their completed Assessment Test A, as a single pdf document, on the FMU Moodle site under the ASSESSMENT Block.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques such as operations, percentages, introductory algebra, simple equation solving, exponents, linear equations, introductory statistics and units and conversions.

2. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques.

3. Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems.

5. Analyse information using mathematical techniques.

6. Communicate mathematical solutions.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Self Management

2. Communication

5. Problem Solving

6. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical Practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment Test B
Task Description

Assessment Test B is a closed book, supervised test and no materials (either handwritten or typed) are permitted in the test room. You are permitted to use a scientific calculator.

This test covers material from the STAT, EXPO, LINE, and UNCN modules.

You are expected to successfully complete the relevant Module Tests for these modules before attempting Assessment Test B.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Wednesday (11-Oct-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Assessment Test B is scheduled for the Wednesday of Review Week (Week 13) on nominated CQUniversity campuses. Distance students may elect to attend one of these nominated campuses for this test. Those Distance students who are unable to attend a nominated campus for this test must nominate an External Supervisor to invigilate the test on behalf of the university. Distance students will be required to complete an ATB Location Nomination Survey through Moodle to inform the Unit Coordinator of their preference for sitting ATB. If nominating an External Supervisor, the date of the test is to be negotiated with the FMU Unit Coordinator. Please refer to the FMU Unit Guide for further details with regard to Assessment Test B.
Return Date to Students Assessment Test B will be marked within two weeks of being received. All students will receive their results via the FMU Moodle site after moderation. Assessment Test B will not be returned to students - only a result will be given.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Marks for each question will be allocated for the following:

· using appropriate setting out;

· showing all correct steps in the solution;

· answering the question asked, where appropriate; and

· finding the correct answer.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy

A hard copy of Assessment Test B is to be submitted to your supervisor who will process the test for marking.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques such as operations, percentages, introductory algebra, simple equation solving, exponents, linear equations, introductory statistics and units and conversions.

2. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques.

3. Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems.

5. Analyse information using mathematical techniques.

6. Communicate mathematical solutions.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Communication

5. Problem Solving

6. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical Practice




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