SSS073 Maths Skills 2 - Intermediate B (2)

Maths Skills 2 - Intermediate is taught as two sequential modules A and B, each 14 hours long. Maths Intermediate B builds on the content covered in Maths Intermediate A to develop more advanced algebra and problem solving skills. This subject also introduces linear and non-linear functions, graphing techniques and some simple exponentials and logarithms.


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: SSS073. 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 carry out calculations and use algebra accurately;
  • be able to explain and apply the concepts of exponentials and logarithms;
  • be able to explain and apply the concepts of functions, variables and graphs; and
  • be able to apply problem solving skills to practical problems involving mathematics.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Advanced algebra: expanding special products (perfect squares, difference of two squares), factorising using common factors, factorising quadratic trinomials, solving complex equations including powers and simultaneous equations
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Concept of a function, linear and non-linear functions including graphing techniques
  • Solve word problems that involve the setting up and solving of a linear equation or a pair of simultaneous linear equations

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SSS073 in Term 3 2020. 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 %
Assessment item 1 - quiz
Assessment item 2 - quiz

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.