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Overview
Fundamental Mathematics for University introduces foundational concepts, rules and methods of elementary mathematics. You will complete regular module reviews and use the feedback to develop a unified body of knowledge in the fundamentals of mathematics. Topics include operations, percentages, introductory algebra, simple equation solving, exponents, linear equations, introductory statistics, and units and conversions. This provides a foundation for further study in mathematics and a broad range of other academic disciplines.
Details
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 2 - 2021
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).
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
Assessment Overview
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.
All University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
You may wish to view these policies:
- Grades and Results Policy
- Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
- Review of Grade Procedure
- Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
- Student Refund and Credit Balance Policy and Procedure
- Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
- Information and Communications Technology Acceptable Use Policy and Procedure
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
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
Positive student comments regarding the content and structure of the Moodle site and the ease with which this site can be navigated.
The Moodle site has been changed to a "Tiles" view with the layout of the weekly blocks changing to a tabulated format in line with university policy. This has improved readability and decreased scrolling for students.
Feedback from Unit Evaluation
Students highly value the variety of resources available to them on the Moodle site, especially the instructional videos either via Youtube or ECHO.
The FMU instructional video resources and the textbook will continued to be upgraded as required.
Feedback from Unit Evaluation
Comments from students who cannot attend the Zoom lectures due to other commitments.
Zoom lectures will be recorded and made available to students via the Moodle site.
- Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques such as operations, percentages, introductory algebra, simple equation solving, exponents, linear equations, introductory statistics and units and conversions.
- Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
- Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems
- Reflect on assessment to improve mathematical comprehension
- Analyse information using mathematical techniques
- Communicate mathematical solutions.
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | |
1 - Written Assessment - 0% | ||||||
2 - Take Home Exam - 40% | ||||||
3 - Take Home Exam - 60% |
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | |
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 | ||||||
9 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures |
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Assessment Tasks | Graduate Attributes | ||||||||
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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | |
1 - Written Assessment - 0% | |||||||||
2 - Take Home Exam - 40% |
Textbooks
Fundamental Mathematics for University
Edition: 9 (2021)
Authors: Sharon Cohalan
CQUniversity Australia
Rockhampton Rockhampton , Queensland , Australia
Binding: Spiral
Additional Textbook Information
The textbook is available from the MATH40237 Moodle site. The textbook cannot purchased from the CQUniversity Bookshop. We strongly advise you to print the textbook. You can either print the textbook using a computer/printer or source a commercial store/company. Your Access Coordinator will provide advice on printing options.
IT Resources
- CQUniversity Student Email
- Internet
- Unit Website (Moodle)
- Microsoft Office or similar
- Computer- ability to access study materials, including instructional videos & upload assessment. Printer for printing assessment. Scanner or equivalent for uploading assessment.
No referencing style set.
a.dekkers@cqu.edu.au
j.atherton@cqu.edu.au
Module/Topic
STMA - The Study of Mathematics
OPER - Basic Operations with Numbers
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STMA Module Review: due Monday 19 July at 9am.
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PERC - Percentages
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OPER Module Review: due Monday 26 July OPER at 9am.
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PERC Module Review: due Monday 2 August at 9am.
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ALG1 - Introduction to Algebra
EQN1 - Solving Algebraic Equations
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ALG1 Module Review: due Monday 16 August at 9am.
University break week.
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Assessment Test A: due Tuesday 24 August at 9.00am.
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EQN1 Module Review: due Monday 30 August at 9.00am.
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LINE - Graphs and Linear Equations
STAT - Introduction to Statistics
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STAT - Introduction to Statistics
EXPO - Exponents
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LINE Module Review: due Monday 13 September at 9.00am
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EXPO - Exponents
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STAT Module Review: due Monday 20 September at 9.00am
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UNCN - Units and Conversion
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EXPO Module Review: due Monday 27 September at 9.00am
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REVIEW
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UNCN Module Review: due Tuesday 5 October at 9.00am.
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Assessment Test B: due Thursday 14 October at 9.00am.
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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.
1 Written Assessment
You will complete nine modules in MATH40237 (from the Fundamental Mathematics for University Textbook).
At the conclusion of each module you must complete the corresponding Module Review. These are available on the MATH40237 Moodle site, along with the due date for each.
The Module Reviews are completed as assignments with no supervision necessary.
The purpose of these reviews is to monitor your progress throughout the term, allowing you to identify any concepts that require further review. The reviews also provide a basis for communication between you and your Lecturer/Unit Coordinator.
You must achieve an overall average of 50% across the nine Module Reviews in order to be awarded a PASS for Assessment Task 1.
You must pass Assessment Task 1 in order to be eligible to pass MATH40237 provided all other conditions are met.
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 on the FMU Moodle site.
Module Reviews will be marked and returned within 7 days of the due date or submission date, whichever is the latest. These reviews will be returned via the FMU Moodle site for all students.
Marks for each question in the Module Reviews will be allocated for the following:
- using appropriate setting out
- following correct mathematical protocols
- showing all correct steps in the solution
- answering the questions asked, where appropriate
- finding the correct answer.
- Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques such as operations, percentages, introductory algebra, simple equation solving, exponents, linear equations, introductory statistics and units and conversions.
- Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
- Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems
- Reflect on assessment to improve mathematical comprehension
- Analyse information using mathematical techniques
- Communicate mathematical solutions.
- Self Management
- Communication
- Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- Ethical Practice
2 Take Home Exam
Assessment Test A (ATA) is in the form of a take home exam and will be made available via the FMU Moodle site on Friday 20 August at 9am. Assessment Test A should take you three (3) hours to complete.
You will be given a 4 day time-frame to access and download the test from the FMU Moodle site, complete it and upload it back.
Assessment Test A covers material from the STMA, OPER, PERC and ALG1 modules.
You are expected to successfully complete the relevant Module Reviews for these modules before attempting Assessment Test A.
This take home exam is not a supervised assessment item and you are required to do your own work, maintaining academic integrity and honesty at all times.
Assessment Test A is due to be completed and uploaded into Moodle by Tuesday 24 August at 9.00am. Assessment Test A must be submitted as one (1) pdf file via the ASSESSMENT link on the FMU Moodle site.
Assessment Test A (mark only) will be returned via the unit's Moodle site two (2) weeks from the due date or submission date, whichever is the later.
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.
- Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
- Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems
- Analyse information using mathematical techniques
- Communicate mathematical solutions.
- Communication
- Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- Ethical Practice
3 Take Home Exam
Assessment Test B (ATB) is in the form of a take home exam and will be made available via the FMU Moodle site on Wednesday 13 October at 9am. This test should take you three (3) hours to complete.
You will be given a 24 hour time-frame to access and download the test from the FMU Moodle site, complete it and upload it back.
Assessment Test B covers material from the EQN1, LINE, STAT, EXPO and UNCN modules.
You are expected to successfully complete the relevant Module Reviews for these modules before attempting Assessment Test B.
This take home exam is not a supervised assessment item and you are required to do your own work, maintaining academic integrity and honesty at all times.
Assessment Test B is due to be completed and uploaded into Moodle by Thursday 14 October at 9.00am. Assessment Test B must be submitted as one (1) pdf file via the ASSESSMENT link on the FMU Moodle site.
Assessment Test B (mark only) will be returned via the unit's Moodle site on 5 November (Certification of Grades).
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.
- Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques such as operations, percentages, introductory algebra, simple equation solving, exponents, linear equations, introductory statistics and units and conversions.
- Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques such as operations, percentages, introductory algebra, simple equation solving, exponents, linear equations, introductory statistics and units and conversions.
- Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
- Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems
- Analyse information using mathematical techniques
- Communicate mathematical solutions.
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.