MATH12223 - Calculus A

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will study common functions and single-variable differential calculus. Through a visual, verbal, numerical and algebraic approach, you will formulate and apply functions and graphs in modelling applied mathematics problems. You will also develop a conceptual understanding of calculus and apply differentiation to solve problems in science, engineering and other disciplines. Other important elements of this unit are the communication of results, concepts and ideas using mathematics as a language.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: MATH11246 or MATH11160

Anti-Requisite: MATH11163

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 Profile
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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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 25%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Examination 50%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 60.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 17.24% response rate.

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.

Source: Student feedback from the unit evaluation
Feedback
Availability of the past recordings allows the students to move ahead with own pace.
Recommendation
Continue to offer a positively supported learning experience
Action Taken
Continued the good practice
Source: Student feedback from the unit evaluation
Feedback
The pedagogy streamlining all activities closely related to the textbook was effective and easy to follow for engaged students.
Recommendation
Continue to offer a positively supported learning experience
Action Taken
Continued the good practice
Source: Discipline team, self reflection
Feedback
Content needs refinement to more closely align with QLD Senior Math Syllabus
Recommendation
Continue refining content to align with QLD Senior Math Syllabus
Action Taken
The realignment with the QLD Senior Math Syllabus for this unit had been finalised by the end of Term 1, 2022
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Align the contents to the Australian curriculum
Recommendation
Australian curriculum covers Y7-10 in secondary schools only. This second year unit is for senior mathematics in Y11-12 that is not covered by the Australian curriculum. Y11-12 curriculum is guided by the state syllabus and this unit has been aligned with the QLD Senior Math Syllabus recently
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The pedagogy streamlining all activities closely related to the textbook was effective and easy to follow for the engaged students
Recommendation
Continue to offer a positive supported learning experience
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Formulate and apply functions and graphs in modelling applied mathematics problems
  2. Solve problems using the concepts of limit, continuity and derivative, and rules of differentiation of functions
  3. Determine solutions to problems involving rates of change, optimisation and approximate computation through differentiation
  4. Communicate results, concepts and ideas in context using mathematics as a language.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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