SSS009 Mathematics for Calculus (4)


This subject will review arithmetic and algebra skills that are prerequisite knowledge in the study of a calculus based mathematics subject. It is intended to provide students with the necessary skills to successfully attempt subjects such as Computer Aided Mathematics with Applications 1 (MTH101) and Introductory Mathematics (MTH105). Topics include calculator skills, fractions, signed numbers, algebra, concepts of functions and introductory calculus.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Term 1
DistanceOrange Campus
Term 2
DistanceOrange Campus
Term 3
DistanceOrange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SSS009
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USOffice for Students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to use a calculator confidently and correctly;
  • be able to understand and work with arithmetic;
  • be able to understand and work with algebraic expressions;
  • be able to understand concepts of functions, variables and graphs.


The subject will cover the following topics:
* Calculator skills; * Fractions and signed numbers; * Introductory algebra; * Concepts of functions * Introductory calculus


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.