SSS027 Basic Mathematics Skills (4)

This subject will provide a comprehensive review of basic mathematics skills for students who wish to study a university course which assumes a basic level of numeracy. This self-paced, short subject will enable students to build on their prior knowledge and develop the basic mathematics skills required for success in their course.

It is particularly useful for students about to begin their CSU studies in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary), Bachelor of Education (K-12), Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Paramedicine

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Term 1 (75)
Orange Campus
Term 2 (15)
Orange Campus
Term 3 (45)
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SSS027. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Office for Students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Confidently, without the use of a calculator, work with all types of numbers.
  • Be comfortable with using the language of mathematics.
  • Be able to work with concepts of space and measurement
  • Be familiar with techniques for data collection and reporting
  • Be familiar with pre-algebra concepts


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Whole number properties and operations
  • Decimal number properties and operations
  • Fractional number properties, operations and applications
  • Applications of percentages
  • Measurement and space
  • Properties of shapes
  • Data collection and presentation
  • Chance and probability
  • Introduction to patterns


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.