4 x 50-minute lectures weekly
1 x 90-minute tutorial weekly
4 x 120-minute computer labs per semester
Enrolment not permitted
MATH1121 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
A working knowledge of the arithmetic of positive and negative numbers, numerical fractions, natural powers and roots, basic properties of circles, rectangles and triangles, the idea of a variable, polynomials, idea of Cartesian coordinates and simple plots.
Revision quiz, Tests, Quizzes, Tutorial Participation
Topic description

This topic is comprised of four modules:

  • Module 1. Equations of straight lines, linear inequalities, absolute values
  • Module 2. Second degree polynomials and their graphs, techniques for solving quadratic equations and inequalities including factorisation, completing the square, and finding roots
  • Module 3. Relations, functions, graphs, rational functions, asymptotes, derivatives of polynomials
  • Module 4. Exponentials, logarithms, inverse functions, derivatives of exponentials and logarithms
Educational aims

This topic aims to develop students' understanding and skills in mathematics fundamentals and their applications.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Show fluency in basic quantitative, algebraic and graphical manipulations
  2. Write mathematics with accuracy and clarity
  3. Solve problems involving polynomials, graphs, elementary calculus, exponentials and logarithms
  4. Work collaboratively and communicate mathematics clearly with others

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.