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MATH1100: Power of Number A

This unit provides an introductory level of mathematics for students in the initial phase of a tertiary level program. Beginning with the number system, this unit develops understanding of basic algebra and equations, and gives an introduction to functions including the quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions. The various uses of mathematics by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples for community agency, cultural knowledge management and practice, business enterprise, creative industries and research are incorporated in this unit, along with an emphasis on the roles of narrative and discovery. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lecturers and speakers will be involved in the delivery of this unit and culture-centred, case studies will feature throughout to demonstrate linkages between learning and future practice.

Code MATH1100
Academic unit Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand the role of narrative and collaboration in the development of mathematics, and appreciating the importance and value of a range of viewpoints.
  • LO2. Use existing knowledge and cultural perspectives to incorporate expanded understandings of mathematical concepts and logic; use these to solve mathematical problems and express mathematical ideas coherently in written and oral form.
  • LO3. Demonstrate fluency in manipulating real numbers, their symbolic representations, operations, and solve associated algebraic equations.
  • LO4. Develop fluency with lines, coordinate geometry in two dimensions, the notion of a function, its natural domain, range and graph.
  • LO5. Become conversant with elementary functions, including quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and be able to apply them to real phenomena and to yield solutions of associated equations.
  • LO6. Understand the links between learning and industry, professional and/or personal practice.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.