SSS018 Foundation Mathematics (4)

This subject will review foundation skills in mathematics including order of operations, signed numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages, index numbers, scientific notation & significant figures, algebra, equations solving, graphs, trigonometry with right angle triangles, and problem solving strategies. The subject is particularly relevant to those students needing to update their skills and confidence before studying a mathematics or mathematics related subject.

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;
  • understand and work with arithmetic;
  • understand and work with algebraic expressions;
  • understand concepts of functions, variables and graphs;
  • apply problem solving skills to practical problems.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Order of operations - Signed numbers - Fractions, decimals and percentages - Index numbers - Scientific notation & significant figures - Algebra - Equations solving - Graphs - Trigonometry with right angle triangles - Problem solving strategies

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SSS018 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
Written assignment

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.