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MATH12223 Calculus A
Calculus A
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General Information


In this unit, you will study common functions and single-variable differential calculus. Through a visual, verbal, numerical and algebraic approach, you will formulate and apply functions and graphs in modelling applied mathematics problems. You will also develop a conceptual understanding of calculus and apply differentiation to solve problems in science, engineering and other disciplines. Other important elements of this unit are the communication of results, concepts and ideas using mathematics as a language.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: MATH11246 or MATH11160 Anti-Requisite: MATH11163

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2023


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 25%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 25%
3. Examination
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit evaluation


Align the contents to the Australian curriculum


Australian curriculum covers Y7-10 in secondary schools only. This second year unit is for senior mathematics in Y11-12 that is not covered by the Australian curriculum. Y11-12 curriculum is guided by the state syllabus and this unit has been aligned with the QLD Senior Math Syllabus recently

Feedback from Unit evaluation


The pedagogy streamlining all activities closely related to the textbook was effective and easy to follow for the engaged students


Continue to offer a positive supported learning experience

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Formulate and apply functions and graphs in modelling applied mathematics problems
  2. Solve problems using the concepts of limit, continuity and derivative, and rules of differentiation of functions
  3. Determine solutions to problems involving rates of change, optimisation and approximate computation through differentiation
  4. Communicate results, concepts and ideas in context using mathematics as a language.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 25%
2 - Written Assessment - 25%
3 - Examination - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources




Edition: 2nd (2021)
Authors: William Guo
Pearson Australia
Melbourne Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
ISBN: 9780655703624
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

This is the same textbook students used for MATH11246 in 2021 and 2022.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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