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MATH1200: Power of Number B

This unit provides an introductory level of mathematics for students in the initial phase of a tertiary level program. This unit develops basic trigonometry and the associated trigonometric functions, and provides an introduction to single and bivariate statistics, elementary probability theory, and the binomial and normal distributions. 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 MATH1200
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 and logical problems.
  • LO3. Demonstrate fluency in relating angles and sidelengths of right-angled triangles; become conversant with trigonometric functions and their properties.
  • LO4. Develop fluency with statistical language, be able to classify data types, compute and interpret statistical summaries, make basic inferences.
  • LO5. Become conversant with the concepts of probability, be able to solve and interpret problems related to the binomial and normal distributions.
  • 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.