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MATH40237 Fundamental Mathematics for University
Fundamental Mathematics for University
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General Information

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

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: Pass/Fail
2. Take Home Exam
Weighting: 40%
3. Take Home Exam
Weighting: 60%

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

Feedback

Positive student comments regarding the content and structure of the Moodle site and the ease with which this site can be navigated.

Recommendation

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

Feedback

Students highly value the variety of resources available to them on the Moodle site, especially the instructional videos either via Youtube or ECHO.

Recommendation

The FMU instructional video resources and the textbook will continued to be upgraded as required.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation

Feedback

Comments from students who cannot attend the Zoom lectures due to other commitments.

Recommendation

Zoom lectures will be recorded and made available to students via the Moodle site.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques such as operations, percentages, introductory algebra, simple equation solving, exponents, linear equations, introductory statistics and units and conversions.
  2. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
  3. Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems
  4. Reflect on assessment to improve mathematical comprehension
  5. Analyse information using mathematical techniques
  6. Communicate mathematical solutions.
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 6
1 - Written Assessment - 0%
2 - Take Home Exam - 40%
3 - Take Home Exam - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 0%
2 - Take Home Exam - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Fundamental Mathematics for University 9 (2021)

Authors: Sharon Cohalan
CQUniversity Australia
Rockhampton Rockhampton , Queensland , Australia
ISBN:
Binding: Spiral

Additional Textbook Information

All study material for this unit is freely available on Moodle in electronic form; however, purchase of hard copy study material is highly recommended. Please see your Moodle site closer to the start of Term.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following 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.
Referencing Style

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Clinton Hayes Unit Coordinator
c.hayes@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

STMA - The Study of Mathematics

OPER - Basic Operations with Numbers

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

OPER - Basic Operations with Numbers (continued)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

STMA Module Review: due Tuesday 16 Nov at 9am.

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

PERC - Percentages

ALG1 - Introduction to Algebra

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

OPER Module Review:  due Tuesday 23 Nov at 9am.



Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

ALG1 - Introduction to Algebra

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

PERC Module Review: due Tuesday 30 Nov at 9am.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 06 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

ALG1 Module Review: due Tuesday 7 Dec at 9am.

University break week.

Week 5 Begin Date: 13 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

EQN1 - Solving Algebraic Equations

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic



Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

EQN1 - Solving Algebraic Equations

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

ASSESSMENT TEST A Due: Week 6 Tuesday (21 Dec 2021) 9:00 am AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 27 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

University break week.

Week 7 Begin Date: 03 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

STAT - Introduction to Statistics

LINE - Graphs and Linear Equations

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

EQN1 Module Review: due Tuesday 4 Jan at 9.00am.

Week 8 Begin Date: 10 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

LINE - Graphs and Linear Equations


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

STAT Module Review: due Tuesday 11 Jan at 9.00am

Week 9 Begin Date: 17 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

EXPO - Exponents

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

LINE Module Review: due Tuesday 18 Jan at 9.00am

Week 10 Begin Date: 24 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

EXPO - Exponents 

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 31 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

UNCN - Units and Conversion

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

EXPO Module Review:  due Tuesday 1 Feb at 9.00am

Week 12 Begin Date: 07 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

REVIEW

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

UNCN Module Review:  due Tuesday 8 Feb at 9.00am.

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

ASSESSMENT TEST B Due: Exam Week Tuesday (15 Feb 2022) 9:00 am AEST
Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator:

Dr Clinton Hayes

(07) 49309246

c.hayes@cqu.edu.au

Rockhampton North Campus 32/G.39

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Module Reviews

Task Description

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.


Assessment Due Date

Module Reviews are due on the Tuesday of the week specified in the Unit Profile Schedule. A more detailed version of this schedule can be found on the FMU Moodle site.


Return Date to Students

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.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
You must achieve an overall average of 50% across the nine Module Reviews in order to be awarded a PASS for Assessment Task 1.

Assessment Criteria

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.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Students are required to submit each Module Review online at the FMU Moodle site via the ASSESSMENT link. Detailed instructions on how to complete and upload these Module Reviews can be found on the FMU Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • 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.


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

2 Take Home Exam

Assessment Title
ASSESSMENT TEST A

Task Description

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 17 December 2021 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 Due Date

Week 6 Tuesday (21 Dec 2021) 9:00 am AEST

Assessment Test A must be submitted as one (1) pdf file via the ASSESSMENT link on the FMU Moodle site.


Return Date to Students

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.


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

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
Assessment Test A must be uploaded as one (1) pdf file through the ASSESSMENT link on the FMU Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
  • Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems
  • Analyse information using mathematical techniques
  • Communicate mathematical solutions.


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

3 Take Home Exam

Assessment Title
ASSESSMENT TEST B

Task Description

Assessment Test B (ATB) is in the form of a take home exam and will be made available via the FMU Moodle site on Monday 14 Feb 2022 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 Due Date

Exam Week Tuesday (15 Feb 2022) 9:00 am AEST

Assessment Test B must be submitted as one (1) pdf file via the ASSESSMENT link on the FMU Moodle site.


Return Date to Students

Assessment Test B (mark only) will be returned via the unit's Moodle site on 5 November (Certification of Grades).


Weighting
60%

Minimum mark or grade
The minimum grade for Assessment Test B is 40%.

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
Assessment Test B must be uploaded as one (1) pdf file through the ASSESSMENT link on the FMU Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • 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.

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?