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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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


Division of Student Services

Learning Outcomes

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.


This subject will cover the following topics:

* Calculator skills; * Fractions and signed numbers; * Introductory algebra; * Concepts of functions * Introductory calculus

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SSS009 in Term 3 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
Value %
Multiple choice test

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.