MATH40228 - Intermediate Mathematics for University
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Intermediate Mathematics for University is designed to follow on from a study of introductory mathematical concepts, such as Fundamental Mathematics for University, preparing you for Technical Mathematics for University and/or undergraduate courses requiring an intermediate level of mathematics. You will complete core and elective modules, chosen according to your future study plans, including simultaneous equations; inequalities and absolute values; quadratic equations; logarithms; functions; geometry; trigonometry; variation, ratio, and proportion; sequences and series; statistics and standard deviation; probability; financial mathematics; and annuities.

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 50%
2. Examination 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.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

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
Mixed student reviews on the introduction of Module quizzes. Student evaluations and research survey. Continue to refine the mix of handwritten Module Tests and quizzes.
Students highly value the delivery of the course - the Moodle site and variety of resources available, especially the handwritten solutions and instructional videos. Student evaluations, research survey. Continue enhancing the resources available to students, increasing the amount of handwritten solutions and instructional videos.
Students prefer weekly Module Tests as opposed to the combined tests. Student evaluations and feedback from staff delivering the unit, including the Unit Coordinator. Schedule weekly Module Tests, with a separate test on each module.
Students are over assessed and the pass/fail structure is not beneficial to students. Student evaluations, direct student feedback, students' results and feedback from staff delivering the unit, including the Unit Coordinator. Remove Progress Tests, weight the Module Tests and exam, and make the exam compulsory.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Use available resources to select and apply appropriate intermediate bridging mathematics techniques to correctly solve problems
  2. Adopt mathematics as a language to logically communicate solutions
  3. Reflect on assessment feedback to improve mathematical comprehension
  4. Implement appropriate revision techniques and strategies to improve the retention and recall of content
  5. Recall, select and apply appropriate intermediate bridging mathematics procedures to correctly solve problems.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

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

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Examination        

Prescribed Textbooks

Intermediate Mathematics for University
Author/s: CQUniversity STEPS Staff Year: 2016
Edition: 5th 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)
  • Computer - ability to access study materials, including instructional videos & 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 CoordinatorSherie Elliott (s.elliott@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

SYLE Systems of Linear Equations

Week 2 13-03-2017

IEAB Inequalities & Absolute Values

SYLE Module Review

Due Monday 13 March 2017 at 9AM AEST

NOTE: Students enrolling late into the unit will be provided an extension. Please contact the Unit Coordinator if this applies to you.

Week 3 20-03-2017

QUAD Quadratic Equations

IEAB Module Review

Due Monday 20 March 2017 at 9AM AEST

Week 4 27-03-2017

LOGS Logarithms

QUAD Module Review

Due Monday 27 March 2017 at 9AM AEST

Week 5 03-04-2017

LOGS Logarithms

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

LOGS Module Review

Due Monday 10 April 2017 9AM AEST

Week 6 17-04-2017 FUNC Introduction to Functions
Week 7 24-04-2017

Technical, Science & Education Streams: GEOM Introductory Geometry

OR

Business Stream: FINM Financial Mathematics

FUNC Module Review

Due Monday 24 April 2017 9AM AEST

Week 8 01-05-2017

Technical, Science & Education Streams: TRIG Introductory Trigonometry

OR

Business Stream: ANNT Annuities

Technical, Science & Education Streams: GEOM Module Review

OR

Business Stream: FINM Module Review

Due Tuesday 2 May 9AM AEST

Week 9 08-05-2017

Technical & Science Streams: VRAP Variation, Ratio and Proportion

OR

Education & Business Streams: PROB Introduction to Probability

Technical, Science & Education Streams: TRIG Module Review

OR

Business Stream: ANNT Module Review

Due Monday 8 May 2017 9AM AEST

Week 10 15-05-2017

Technical Stream: SEQR Sequences and Series

OR

Science, Education & Business Streams: STSD Statistics and Standard Deviation

Technical & Science Streams: VRAP Module Review

OR

Education & Business Streams: PROB Module Review

Due Monday 15 May 2017 9AM AEST

Week 11 22-05-2017 Review

Technical Stream: SEQR Module Review

OR

Science, Education & Business Streams: STSD Module Review

Due Monday 22 May 2017 at 9AM AEST

Week 12 29-05-2017

Review


Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Check the examination timetable on MyCentre for the date of the exam (available approximately six weeks before the exam block). Check the Moodle site for details on how to change your exam centre and check your timetable.

Exam Week 12-06-2017

Unit Coordinator

Sherie Elliott

Phone: 07 4978 7629
Email: s.elliott@cqu.edu.au
Location: Gladstone Marina Campus

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Module Reviews
Task Description

In this unit you will complete nine modules - five CORE and four ELECTIVE - provided in the MATH40228 Intermediate Mathematics for University textbook. Your ELECTIVE modules will be chosen according to four available streams:

  1. Technical Stream - GEOM, TRIG, VRAP and SEQR. This stream must be completed if you are required to complete MATH40252 Technical Mathematics for University.
  2. Science Stream - GEOM, TRIG, VRAP, STSD
  3. Education Stream - GEOM, TRIG, PROB, STSD
  4. Business Stream - FINM, ANNT, PROB, STSD

At the conclusion of each module you must complete the corresponding Module Review (as outlined in the Schedule in this Unit Profile). The Module Reviews are available on the MATH40228 Moodle site and must be submitted via Moodle for marking and feedback. The Module Reviews are completed as assignments - no supervision is required and you may use your resources to assist you with completing them. The purpose of the Module Reviews is to allow the Unit Coordinator and yourself to monitor your progress throughout the term, providing support and preparation for the examination. You should use the Module Reviews to identify any concepts that require further review.

Assessment Due Date Refer to the Schedule for when Module Reviews are due throughout the term. As per section 4.58 of the CQUniversity Assessment Policy and Procedure, If a student does not submit an extension request or does not give sound reasons for a late request, a penalty of five percent (or equivalent) of the total available marks for the assessment will be deducted for each calendar day (full or part) the assessment task is overdue. Extensions must be applied for through the MATH40228 Moodle site.
Return Date to Students Feedback will be provided, via the MATH40228 Moodle site, within 7 days of the due date (unless it is submitted late).
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Marks will be awarded for:

  • Demonstrating appropriate revision techniques and strategies to improve the retention and recall of content;
  • Providing a logical solution that appropriately answers the question;
  • Mathematical communication;
  • The correct answer.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You must achieve an average of 50% across the nine Module Reviews.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Module Reviews must be submitted via the ASSESSMENT Block on the MATH40228 Moodle site.

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

1. Use available resources to select and apply appropriate intermediate bridging mathematics techniques to correctly solve problems

2. Adopt mathematics as a language to logically communicate solutions

3. Reflect on assessment feedback to improve mathematical comprehension

4. Implement appropriate revision techniques and strategies to improve the retention and recall of content

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

1. Self Management

2. Communication

3. Information Literacy

5. Problem Solving

6. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical Practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 50%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 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. Adopt mathematics as a language to logically communicate solutions

3. Reflect on assessment feedback to improve mathematical comprehension

4. Implement appropriate revision techniques and strategies to improve the retention and recall of content

5. Recall, select and apply appropriate intermediate bridging mathematics procedures to correctly solve problems.

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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