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MATH40252 Technical Mathematics for University
Technical Mathematics for University
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General Information

Overview

Technical Mathematics for University is designed to follow on from Intermediate Mathematics for University. The completion of both Intermediate Mathematics for University and Technical Mathematics for University will prepare you for first year tertiary mathematics in applied science and engineering. The unit will provide you with knowledge of various mathematical topics, including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus.

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

Students need to complete MATH40228 Intermediate Mathematics for University to enrol in 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. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
4. Examination
Weighting: 40%

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

Provision of module test solutions has assisted learning.

Recommendation

Keep solutions up to date.

Feedback from Unit evaluation

Feedback

Need more explanation of application in lecture videos.

Recommendation

Re-record lecture videos to include links to applications covered in the tutorial.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Receiving feedback live in Zoom assisted learning.

Recommendation

Communicate more clearly that Zoom sessions can include feedback on submissions.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Unclear what parts of the textbook are most important.

Recommendation

Create a brief document for each module on aspects of the textbook.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Reflect on formative assessment to improve mathematical comprehension
  2. Analyse information using mathematical techniques
  3. Communicate mathematical solutions logically and clearly
  4. Use mathematical concepts and techniques including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus
  5. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
  6. Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems.

N/A

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 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%
4 - Examination - 40%

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 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%
4 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Technical Mathematics for University 5 (2020)

Authors: School of Access Education
CQUniversity Publishing Unit
Rockhampton Rockhampton , QLD , Australia
ISBN:
Binding: Spiral

Additional Textbook Information

The textbook for Technical Mathematics for University (TMU) is available on the unit Moodle site; however, we strongly advise you to print out your own copy. You may like a hard copy to complete activities and take notes. The textbook cannot be purchased from the CQUniversity Bookshop. Your Access Coordinator will 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 & scan and upload assessment
  • Microsoft Office or similar
Referencing Style

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Gemma Mann Unit Coordinator
g.mann@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Additional Topics in Algebra

Chapter

ALGX

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Trigonometric Functions and Ratios

Chapter

TRFN

Events and Submissions/Topic

ALGX Module Test: Due Week 2 Monday (15 November 2021) 11:45pm AEST

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Graphs of Trigonometric Functions

Chapter

TRGR

Events and Submissions/Topic

TRFN Module Test: Due Week 3 Monday (22 November 2021) 11:45pm AEST

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Analytic Geometry

Chapter

AGEO

Events and Submissions/Topic

TRGR Module Test: Due Week 4 Monday (29 November 2021) 11:45pmAEST

Vacation Week Begin Date: 06 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 13 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Vectors

Chapter

VECT

Events and Submissions/Topic

AGEO Module Test: Due Week 5 Monday (13 December 2021) 11:45pm AEST

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

VECT Module Test: Due Week 6 Monday (20 December 2021) 11:45pm AEST

Vacation Week Begin Date: 27 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 03 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Introductory Differentiation

Chapter

DIFF

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 1 Due: Week 7 Tuesday (4 Jan 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 10 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Introductory Differentiation

Chapter

DIFF

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 17 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Introduction to Integration

Chapter

INTG

Events and Submissions/Topic

DIFF Module Test: Due Week 9 Monday (17 January 2022) 11:45pm AEST

Week 10 Begin Date: 24 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Introduction to Integration

Chapter

INTG

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 31 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

INTG Module Test: Due Week 11 Monday (31 January 2022) 11:45pm AEST

Week 12 Begin Date: 07 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 2 Due: Week 12 Monday (7 Feb 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Examination: The date and time of the examination will be available through MyCQU approximately six weeks before the examination period.

Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator

Dr Gemma Mann

Phone: 07 4930 9294

Email: g.mann@cqu.edu.au

Location: Rockhampton North Campus 32/G.41

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Module Tests

Task Description

You will complete seven modules in MATH40252 (from the Technical Mathematics for University textbook). At the conclusion of each module, you must complete the corresponding Module Test. The tests are available on the MATH40252 Moodle site and must be submitted via Moodle. The Module Tests are formative and are completed as assignments - no supervision is required. The purpose of the Module Tests is to help you and your Lecturer monitor your progress throughout the term, allowing you to identify any concepts that require further review. The tests also provide a basis for communication between you and your Lecturer/Unit Coordinator. You must achieve an average of 50% across the seven Module Tests in order to be awarded a PASS for this Assessment Item. You must also PASS this Assessment Item in order to be eligible to PASS MATH40252, provided all other conditions are met.


Assessment Due Date

Module Tests 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 TMU unit Moodle site.


Return Date to Students

The Module Tests will be marked and returned within 10 days of the test due date or submission date, whichever is later. Your tests will be returned via the unit Moodle site.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
You must achieve an average of 50% across the seven Module Tests in order to be awarded a PASS for this Assessment Item. You must PASS this Assessment Item in order to be eligible to PASS MATH40252.

Assessment Criteria

Marks for each question will be allocated for the following:

  • using appropriate setting out 
  • showing all correct steps in the solution 
  • answering the question asked, where appropriate 
  • finding the correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Each module test must be uploaded as a single pdf document via the unit Moodle site for MATH40252. Full details are provided on the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Reflect on formative assessment to improve mathematical comprehension
  • Analyse information using mathematical techniques
  • Communicate mathematical solutions logically and clearly
  • Use mathematical concepts and techniques including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus
  • Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
  • Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems.


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

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

Assignment 1 is a non-supervised assignment and must be completed individually. This assignment is compulsory and covers the first 5 modules of the unit: ALGX, TRFN, TRGR, AGEO and VECT. Assignment 1 will be made available at the end of Week 3 on the unit Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Tuesday (4 Jan 2022) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Assignment 1 will be marked and returned within 2 weeks of the due date or date submitted, whichever is later, and will be returned via the unit Moodle site.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Marks for each question will be allocated for the following:

  • using appropriate setting out 
  • showing all correct steps in the solution 
  • answering the question asked, where appropriate 
  • finding the correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assignment 1 must be uploaded as s single pdf document via the unit Moodle site for MATH40252. Full details are provided on the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse information using mathematical techniques
  • Communicate mathematical solutions logically and clearly
  • Use mathematical concepts and techniques including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus
  • Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
  • Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems.


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

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

Assignment 2 is a non-supervised assignment and must be completed individually. This assignment is compulsory and covers the modules DIFF and INTG. Assignment 2 will be made available at the end of Week 8 on the unit Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Monday (7 Feb 2022) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Assignment 2 will be marked and returned within 2 weeks of the due date or date submitted, whichever is later, and will be returned via the unit Moodle site.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Marks for each question will be allocated for the following:

  • using appropriate setting out 
  • showing all correct steps in the solution 
  • answering the question asked, where appropriate 
  • finding the correct answer


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assignment 2 must be uploaded as a single pdf document via the unit Moodle site for MATH40252. Full details are provided on the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse information using mathematical techniques
  • Communicate mathematical solutions logically and clearly
  • Use mathematical concepts and techniques including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus
  • Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
  • Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems.


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

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
40%

Length
180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised
Closed Book
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.

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