3 x 1-hour lectures weekly
1 x 1.5-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 4-hour computer lab once-only
Enrolment not permitted
1 of MATH1121, MATH1203, MATH1701, MATH1702, NMCY1201 has been successfully completed
Course context
In Semester 1 and Semester 2 all eight modules are available to select from (as listed in the topic description), however only four modules are to be selected to complete the topic.

The NS1 Semester covers four modules only: Algebra; Extended Number Concepts; Statistics; and Graphing. (Held in the last half of Semester 1, starting after the April mid-semester break.)

The NS2 Semester covers four modules: Number Fundamentals; Further Number Concepts; Extended Number Concepts; Statistics. (Held in the July winter break in an intensive 3 week format.)
Topic description
Academic and Professional Numeracy comprises four modules to be selected from a total of eight modules. Students will receive advice from Course Co-ordinators as to which modules to select as appropriate and relevant to their course. The eight available modules are:

  1. Module 1:Number Fundamentals - Whole number operations, the properties of whole numbers, integer

  2. Module 2:Further Number Concepts - Operations involving fractions, decimals and percentages, ratio and proportion, rounding, significant figures
  3. Module 3:Extended Number Concepts - Use of exponents and logarithms, scientific notation, surds
  4. Module 4:Algebra - Algebraic terms and expressions, formulae, and solving equations

  5. Module 5:Graphing - Reading and interpreting various graphs and charts, plotting graphs, equations of straight lines, scatter plots, lines of best fit
  6. Module 6:Spatial Thinking - Units of measurement, measurement of 2D and 3D figures, scale, rigonometric ratios and Pythagoras rule
  7. Module 7:Statistics - Measures of central tendency and variation, representations of statistical information, sampling, analysis of data
  8. Module 8:Counting and Probability - Permutations and combinations, calculation of experimental and theoretical probabilities, representations of probability events
Educational aims
The broad educational aims of NMCY1001 Academic and Professional Numeracy is to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to meet the numeracy demands in their respective courses.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate fluency in the use of basic arithmetic, algebraic, graphical, spatial and data concepts as relevant to the modules selected
  2. Solve problems that involve the use of elementary but key quantitative concepts as relevant to the modules selected with accuracy and clarity