This subject will review the necessary mathematics and statistics prerequisite skills required by students about to study subjects including Business Statistics (QBM117), Scientific Statistics (STA201), Postgraduate Scientific Statistics (STA401/501), Mathematics and Statistics in Health Sciences (MTH135), Business Data Analysis (QBM120), Foundations of Psychology 2 (PSY102) and An Introduction to Research, Ethics and Reasoning (PSY115). The topics to be covered include basic numeracy, calculator skills, introductory algebra, straight line graphs, introductory probability and statistics.

Term 1 (75)

Online

Orange Campus

Term 2 (15)

Online

Orange Campus

Term 3 (45)

Online

Orange Campus

SY/US

One session

Division of Student Services

- be able to explain and apply the concepts of basic arithmetic;
- be able to use a calculator confidently and correctly;
- be able to explain and apply the concepts of basic algebra;
- be able to plot and interpret straight line graphs;
- be able to explain and apply basic concepts of probability; and
- be able to explain and apply methods used in descriptive statistics.

- Arithmetic: place value, order of operations, indices, scientific notation, relationship between decimals, fractions and percentages, rounding, inequality notation
- Calculator skills: focus on specific calculator skills encountered in statistics
- Introductory algebra: substituting into formulae and changing the subject of a formula
- The straight line graph: know meaning of gradient and y intercept
- Introductory probability
- Descriptive statistics: measures of centre and variation only. Focus on using statistics functions on calculators for mean, standard deviation and variance Formulae not required
- Introduction to using the descriptive statistics functions in Excel

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SSS076 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).

1

Assessment item 1 - quiz

0

2

Assessment item 2 - quiz

0

*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.*