MATH40228 - Intermediate Mathematics for University

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Intermediate Mathematics for University is designed to follow on from a study of introductory mathematical concepts, such as Fundamental Mathematics for University, preparing you for Technical Mathematics for University and/or undergraduate courses requiring an intermediate level of mathematics. You will complete core and elective modules, chosen according to your future study plans, including simultaneous equations; inequalities and absolute values; quadratic equations; logarithms; functions; geometry; trigonometry; variation, ratio, and proportion; sequences and series; statistics and standard deviation; probability; financial mathematics; and annuities.

Details

Level Non-award
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. 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

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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 and teaching staff feedback
Feedback
Positive feedback on the Term 1 2018 module reviews. Many online students made comment on how these reviews assisted their learning.
Recommendation
Continue with the module reviews in their current form.
Action Taken
Module reviews continue to emphasise important skill acquisition and the opportunity for students to provide feedback to teaching staff.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Positive comments on the structure of the unit.
Recommendation
Continue with the current structure of the unit content on the unit Moodle site.
Action Taken
The present structure of the unit remains in line with the Term 1 2018 changes.
Source: Student and teaching staff feedback
Feedback
The Term 1 2018 video resources were favourably commented on by online students.
Recommendation
Continue to develop and upgrade video resources.
Action Taken
Selected video resources have been replaced and added to the Moodle site.
Source: Student and teaching staff feedback
Feedback
Positive comments from students about the opportunity to give staff their feedback as part of the weekly module reviews.
Recommendation
Keep module reviews in their current form.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Additional video resources are needed in the more complex modules.
Recommendation
Continue with the development of video resources, including those that support the sample module review questions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation and teaching staff feedback
Feedback
Some modules in the unit are seen to be more difficult than what may be needed for specific undergraduate study.
Recommendation
Consider a realignment of Core and Elective modules to better accommodate student needs.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use available resources to select and apply appropriate intermediate bridging mathematics techniques to correctly solve problems
  2. Adopt mathematics as a language to logically communicate solutions
  3. Reflect on assessment feedback to improve mathematical comprehension
  4. Implement appropriate revision techniques and strategies to improve the retention and recall of content
  5. Recall, select and apply appropriate intermediate bridging mathematics procedures to correctly solve problems.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Self Management
2 - Communication
3 - Information Literacy
5 - Problem Solving
6 - Critical Thinking
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
2 - Examination