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, MATH1701, MATH1702 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.

Topic description

This topic 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

This topic aims to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to meet the numeracy demands in their respective courses.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be 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

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.