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.
Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2019 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

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55.56% 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: Unit Evaluations
Feedback
The review sections in the Module Reviews helped students learn and remember the material.
Recommendation
Continue with the review sections in the Module Reviews.
Action Taken
The review sections were continued with the core topics. With respect to the review questions, only one review question related to content covered in the previous week appears in each of the core module reviews.
Source: Unit Evaluations
Feedback
Although some students commented that the summary sheets were tedious and time consuming, many commented that they were valuable for revising for the exam.
Recommendation
Continue with the summary sheets but provide more clarity regarding what is required when completing them.
Action Taken
Summary sheets became weekly tutorial sheets in Term 1 2018. There is now emphasis on the completion of the tutorial questions and the module reviews over the exercises in textbook.
Source: Emails
Feedback
Some students struggled with studying for the exam.
Recommendation
Extensive revision sheets with full worked solutions were provided in Term 2 2017. Students found these extremely beneficial for preparing for the exam.
Action Taken
The exam focus was narrowed to the core skills which enables students to spend more of their time completing Tutorial questions and the module reviews rather than reading the textbook.
Source: Emails
Feedback
A few errors, including printing errors, were discovered in the textbook (overlapping text).
Recommendation
Identified errors will be corrected for the 2018 edition of the textbook. An amendments section is also provided on Moodle to keep track of any errors in the resources.
Action Taken
Identified errors were corrected in the 2018 edition of the textbook.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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