If the course you’re about to study includes some mathematics or maths-related study, this subject will boost your confidence before you start your degree.

The subject provides a refresher on the foundations of mathematics and will help you upskill on topics including arithmetic, algebra, functions, trigonometry and problem solving. This is a great prep subject for Foundation Mathematics – MTH 100.

Topics covered in this subject include:

  • Order of operations;
  • Signed numbers;
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages;
  • Index numbers;
  • Scientific notation and significant figures;
  • Algebra;
  • Equation solving;
  • Graphs;
  • Trigonometry with right angle triangles; and,
  • Problem solving strategies.

You will complete 26 hours of online self-paced learning with the support and feedback of your subject coordinator as you build your skills and confidence in general mathematics.

Please note that there is a new Study Link subject that covers basic numeracy skills – ‘Basic Mathematics Skills’ (SSS027)

Subject availability
Session CRN Subject code Subject name Mode Campus/Location Term begins Application closing date Term ends
201945 196 SSS018 Foundation Mathematics Online Orange 18/02/2019 7/06/2019 16/08/2019
201975 281 SSS018 Foundation Mathematics Online Orange 24/06/2019 20/09/2019 20/12/2019

Please note: You can start any time to suit you between Term start date and the close of applications.

Study material: 26 hrs

Subject Coordinator: Nicolle Sachs

Nicolle Sachs

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