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MATH40237 Fundamental Mathematics for University
Fundamental Mathematics for University
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General Information


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.


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 2 - 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 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

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 Evaluations


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


Continue with the current structure of the unit content on the Moodle site

Feedback from Unit Evaluations


Students highly value the variety of resources available to them on the Moodle site, especially the instructional videos.


Continue to upgrade the FMU instructional video resources as required.

Feedback from Unit Evaluations


Positive comments on the structure of the Unit.


Continue with the current structure of the unit content on the unit 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
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Intermediate Level
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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
9 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 0%
2 - Take Home Exam - 40%
Textbooks and Resources



Fundamental Mathematics for University

Edition: 9 (2021)
Authors: Sharon Cohalan
CQUniversity Australia
Rockhampton Rockhampton , Queensland , Australia
Binding: Spiral

Additional Textbook Information

The textbook required for Fundamental Mathematics for University (FMU) 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. 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

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