MATH40252 - Technical Mathematics for University
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Technical Mathematics for University, is designed to follow on from Intermediate Mathematics for University. The completion of both Intermediate Mathematics for University and Technical Mathematics for University prepares students for first year tertiary mathematics in applied science and engineering. The unit has been developed to provide knowledge of various mathematical topics including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus.

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 1 - 2017
  • Distance

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 30%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Examination 40%

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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  • Review of Grade Procedure
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  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
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  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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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
Positive comments on the structure of the unit. Unit evaluation Continue with the current structure of the unit content on the unit Moodle site. Continue to use Zoom (video conferencing) to support distance students.
Comments about providing additional video examples on the more challenging problems. Student feedback Develop additional videos for all modules.
Positive comments on the End of Module Tests. Many 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.
Some comments from students about some errors in the solutions in the textbook. Student feedback New version of the textbook for 2017.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Reflect on formative assessment to improve mathematical comprehension
  2. Analyse information using mathematical techniques
  3. Communicate mathematical solutions
  4. Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus
  5. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
  6. Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems

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  
4 - Examination  

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      
4 - Examination      

Prescribed Textbooks

MATH40252 Technical Mathematics for University
Author/s: CQUniversity STEPS staff Year: 2017
Edition: 4th 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:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft Office or similar
  • Computer - ability to access study materials, including instructional videos & 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 CoordinatorGemma Mann (g.mann@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 06-03-2017

ALGX

Week 2 13-03-2017

TRFN

ALGX Module Test

Week 3 20-03-2017

TRGR

TRFN Module Test

Week 4 27-03-2017

AGEO

TRGR Module Test

Week 5 03-04-2017

VECT

AGEO Module Test

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

DIFF

VECT Module Test
Week 7 24-04-2017

DIFF

Progress Test C Due Monday (24 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 8 01-05-2017

DRVA

DIFF Module Test

Week 9 08-05-2017

INTG

DRVA Module Test

Week 10 15-05-2017

INTA

INTG Module Test

Week 11 22-05-2017

Review

INTA Module Test

Week 12 29-05-2017

Review

Progress Test D Due Monday (29 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

The date and time of the examination will be made available through MyCentre approximately six weeks before the examination period.

Exam Week 12-06-2017


Unit Coordinator

Gemma Mann

Phone: 07 4930 9294
Email: g.mann@cqu.edu.au
Location: Rockhampton North campus

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Module Tests
Task Description

You will complete nine modules in MATH40252 (from the Technical Mathematics for University textbook).

At the conclusion of each module, you must complete the corresponding Module Test. The tests are available on the MATH40252 Moodle site and must be submitted via Moodle. The Module Tests are formative and are completed as assignments - no supervision is required. The purpose of the Module 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 average of 50% across the nine Module Tests in order to be awarded a PASS for Assessment Item 1. You must also PASS Assessment Item 1 in order to be awarded a PASS for MATH40252.

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 TMU Unit Guide located on the unit Moodle site.
Return Date to Students The Module Tests will be marked and returned within 7-10 days of the test due date or submission date. Your tests will be returned via the unit Moodle site for all 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

· finding the correct answer.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You must achieve an average of 50% across the nine Module Tests in order to be awarded a PASS for Assessment Item 1. You must PASS Assessment Item 1 in order to be awarded a PASS in MATH40252.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Each module test must be uploaded as a single pdf document via the unit Moodle site for MATH40252. Full details are provided on the Moodle unit site.

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

1. Reflect on formative assessment to improve mathematical comprehension

2. Analyse information using mathematical techniques

3. Communicate mathematical solutions

4. Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus

5. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques

6. Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems

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

1. Self Management

2. Communication

3. Information Literacy

5. Problem Solving

8. Ethical Practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Progress Test C
Task Description

Progress Test C (PTC) is a non-supervised test and must be completed individually by each student.

This test is compulsory and covers the first 5 modules of the unit: ALGX, TRFN, TRGR, AGEO and VECT.

Progress Test C will be made available at the end of Week 3 under the ASSESSMENT Block on the unit Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Week 7 Monday (24-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Progress Test C will be marked and returned within 2 weeks of the due date or date submitted and will be returned via the unit Moodle site.
Weighting 30%
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

· finding the correct answer.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Progress Test C must be uploaded as a single pdf document via the unit Moodle site for MATH40252. Full details are provided on unit Moodle site.

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

2. Analyse information using mathematical techniques

3. Communicate mathematical solutions

4. Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus

5. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques

6. Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems

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

1. Self Management

2. Communication

3. Information Literacy

5. Problem Solving

8. Ethical Practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Progress Test D
Task Description

Progress Test D (PTD) is a non-supervised test and must be completed individually by each student.

This test is compulsory and covers the modules DIFF, INTG, DRVA and INTA.

Progress Test D will be made available at the end of Week 8 under the ASSESSMENT Block on the unit Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Progress Test D will be marked and returned within 2 weeks of the due date or date submitted and will be returned via the unit Moodle site.
Weighting 30%
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

· finding the correct answer.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Progress Test D must be uploaded as a single pdf document via the unit Moodle site for MATH40252. Full details are provided on unit Moodle site.

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

2. Analyse information using mathematical techniques

3. Communicate mathematical solutions

4. Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus

5. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques

6. Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems

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

1. Self Management

2. Communication

3. Information Literacy

5. Problem Solving

8. Ethical Practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass unit is 50%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised.
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Analyse information using mathematical techniques

3. Communicate mathematical solutions

4. Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus

5. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques

6. Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems

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

1. Self Management

2. Communication

3. Information Literacy

5. Problem Solving

8. Ethical Practice


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