MTH100 Foundation Mathematics (8)

This subject is designed for students who enter university without a strong background in mathematics and who need to raise their knowledge and skills in mathematics to a higher standard.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MTH100. 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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed MTH101, MTH105, or any equivalent or higher level mathematics subject.
Only available to students enrolled in courses offered by the Faculty of Arts & Education.

Incompatible Subjects

MTH101, MTH105

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to successfully apply mathematical skills and processes across a wide range of topic areas;
  • be able to communicate mathematical ideas and reasoning clearly and effectively using symbols, numbers, words, diagrams and graphs;
  • be able to describe and model patterns in mathematical terms;
  • be able to construct and use diagrams to solve mathematical problems;
  • be able to make and justify informed decisions about financial situations based on appropriate models;
  • be able to solve problems involving uncertainty using the basic principles of probability;
  • be able to demonstrate the purposes and functions of mathematics in the community.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Basic mathematics skills.
  • Algebra.
  • Graphs and functions.
  • Measurement.
  • Geometry.
  • Trigonometry.
  • Application to Finance.
  • Probability.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MTH100 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Test 1 (times tables and mental arithmetic)
0
2
Test 2 (basic maths skills)
0
3
Test 3 (basic maths skills & algebra)
10
4
Test 4 (algebra, modelling & measurement)
10
5
Assignment
5
6
Online quizzes
15
7
Tutorial attendance
0
8
Final exam
60

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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