CQUniversity Unit Profile
MATH40228 Intermediate Mathematics for University
Intermediate Mathematics for University
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General Information

Overview

Intermediate Mathematics for University is designed to follow on from a study of introductory mathematical concepts, such as Fundamental Mathematics for University, preparing you for Technical Mathematics for University and/or undergraduate courses requiring an intermediate level of mathematics. You will complete core and elective modules, chosen according to your future study plans, including simultaneous equations; inequalities and absolute values; quadratic equations; logarithms; functions; geometry; trigonometry; variation, ratio, and proportion; sequences and series; statistics and standard deviation; probability; financial mathematics; and annuities.

Details

Career Level: Non-award
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

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 3 - 2021

Online

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 Non-award 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: 50%
2. Take Home Exam
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 Student comment

Feedback

The notes made on assessments were clear and easy to follow for correction also.

Recommendation

Maintain the level of feedback to students on module review tests.

Feedback from Student and staff comments

Feedback

Extend some of the module example videos a little; they occasionally felt rushed, but were mostly well paced.

Recommendation

Maintain use of the video resources but enhance their quality and number to assist with difficult concepts.

Feedback from Staff comment

Feedback

The length of time available for the Take Home Examination and the size of the exam document have presented issues for students and staff.

Recommendation

Seek ways to reduce the number of upload issues associated with offering the Take Home Examination.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Use available resources to select and apply appropriate intermediate bridging mathematics techniques to correctly solve problems
  2. Adopt mathematics as a language to logically communicate solutions
  3. Reflect on assessment feedback to improve mathematical comprehension
  4. Implement appropriate revision techniques and strategies to improve the retention and recall of content
  5. Recall, select and apply appropriate intermediate bridging mathematics procedures to correctly solve problems.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Take Home Exam - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Self Management
2 - Communication
3 - Information Literacy
4 - Information Technology Competence
5 - Problem Solving
6 - Critical Thinking
7 - Cross-Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical Practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Take Home Exam - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

Additional Textbook Information

The textbook required for Intermediate Mathematics for University (IMU) (divided into two separate publications, CORE and, CORE and STREAM) is available on the unit Moodle site. All modules can be downloaded and printed individually or together, using the link to each module or textbook publication. We strongly advise you to print out your own copy of the modules or textbook publications. You will need a hard copy to complete activities and take notes. The textbooks cannot be purchased from the CQUniversity Bookshop. Your Access Coordinator can provide you with advice on printing options.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Computer- ability to access study materials, including instructional videos & upload assessment. Printer for printing assessment. Scanner or equivalent for uploading assessment.
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Antony Dekkers Unit Coordinator
a.dekkers@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

SYLE Systems of Linear Equations 

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

IEAB Inequalities & Absolute Values

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

QUAD Quadratic Equations

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

SYLE/IEAB Module Review

Due Monday 22 November 2021 at 9AM AEST

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

QUAD Quadratic Equations

LOGS Logarithms

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 06 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

QUAD Module Review

Due Monday 6 December 2021 9AM AEST

Week 5 Begin Date: 13 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

LOGS Logarithms

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

GEOM Introductory Geometry

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

 LOGS Module Review

Due Monday  20 December 2021 9AM AEST


The date and time of the Take Home Exam will be made available on the Unit Moodle site, approximately six weeks before the Take Home Exam period.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 27 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 7 Begin Date: 03 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

TRIG Introductory Trigonometry 

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic




Week 8 Begin Date: 10 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

VRAP Variation, Ratio and Proportion 

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

 GEOM/TRIG Module Review 

Due Monday 10 January 2022 9AM AEST

Week 9 Begin Date: 17 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

SEQR Sequences and Series


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 24 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

STSD Statistics and Standard Deviation

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

 VRAP/SEQR Module Review

Due Monday  24 January 2022 9AM AEST

Week 11 Begin Date: 31 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

FUNC Introduction to Functions

OR

FINM Financial Mathematics


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 07 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

Review

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

STSD/FUNC Module Review

OR

STSD/FINM Module Review

Due Monday 7 February 2022 9AM AEST

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Feb 2022

Module/Topic


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Take Home Exam

The date and time of the Take Home Exam will be made available on the Unit Moodle site, approximately six weeks before the Take Home Exam period.

Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator: Antony Dekkers

email: a.dekkers@cqu.edu.au

Telephone (Office): 0749309355

Office: Rockhampton, North, CQUniversity, Building 32, Ground Floor, Room G38.

If you have any individual queries, please do not hesitate to email me and I will get back to you within two working days.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Module Reviews

Task Description

In this unit you will complete ten modules - nine CORE and one ELECTIVE - provided from the MATH40228 Moodle site. Your ELECTIVE module can be chosen according to the available streams:

- Technical Stream - FUNC.  This stream must be completed if you are required to complete MATH40252 Technical Mathematics for University.
- Science Stream - FUNC.
- Education Stream - FINM.
- Business Stream - FINM.

At the conclusion of the nominated modules you must complete the corresponding Module Review (as outlined in the Schedule in this Unit Profile). They are available on the MATH40228 Moodle site and must be submitted via Moodle for marking and feedback.
The Module Reviews are completed as assignments - no supervision is required and you may use your resources to assist you in completing them. The purpose of the Module Reviews is to allow your lecturer and yourself to monitor your progress throughout the term, providing support and preparation for the examination. You should use the Module Reviews to identify any concepts that require further review.


Assessment Due Date

Module reviews are due on the Monday of the week specified in the Unit Profile Schedule. A more detailed version of this schedule can be found in the MATH40228 Unit Guide located on the MATH40228 Moodle site.


Return Date to Students

Module Reviews will be returned and feedback provided, via the MATH40228 Moodle site, within one (1) week from the due date or submission date, whichever is the latest.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
You must achieve an average of 50% across the six (6) Module Reviews.

Assessment Criteria

Marks will be awarded for:

- Demonstrating the use of applicable techniques and strategies as outlined in the unit resources
- Providing a logical solution that appropriately answers the question
- Mathematical communication
- The correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Module Reviews must be submitted via the ASSESSMENT Link on the MATH40228 Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Use available resources to select and apply appropriate intermediate bridging mathematics techniques to correctly solve problems
  • Adopt mathematics as a language to logically communicate solutions
  • Reflect on assessment feedback to improve mathematical comprehension
  • Implement appropriate revision techniques and strategies to improve the retention and recall of content


Graduate Attributes
  • Self Management
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical Practice

2 Take Home Exam

Assessment Title
Take Home Exam

Task Description

The Take Home Exam will be made available via Moodle.  It is anticipated that the exam should take three hours to complete.  You will be given a 12-hour timeframe to access and download the exam from the unit Moodle site, complete it and upload it back into Moodle. The Take Home Exam covers material from all  nine CORE modules within the unit.  The Take Home Exam is an unsupervised assessment item and you are required to do your own work, maintaining academic integrity with all honesty.


Assessment Due Date

The date and time of the Take Home Exam will be made available on the Unit Moodle site approximately six weeks before the Take Home Exam period.


Return Date to Students

Take Home Exam marks will be made available to students via the unit Moodle site on the day grades are released for the term (Certification of Grades).


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
Minimum percentage of Take Home Examination marks required to pass the unit - 50%

Assessment Criteria

Marks for each question will be allocated for the following:

Using appropriate setting out

Following correct mathematical protocols

Showing all correct steps in the solution

Answering the question, where appropriate

Finding the correct answer.



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The Take Home Exam must be submitted via the ASSESSMENT Link on the MATH40228 Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Adopt mathematics as a language to logically communicate solutions
  • Reflect on assessment feedback to improve mathematical comprehension
  • Implement appropriate revision techniques and strategies to improve the retention and recall of content
  • Recall, select and apply appropriate intermediate bridging mathematics procedures to correctly solve problems.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical Practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?