MATH 0006 Mathematics 1 (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700284

Coordinator Zdenka Misanovic Opens in new window

Description This unit has been designed to enhance students' numeracy skills and their understanding of basic mathematical concepts taught in high school mathematics. The topics include arithmetic and algebra, elementary functions, and basic geometry and trigonometry. The unit will prepare students and help them follow more advanced topics in Mathematics 2, Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and Mathematics for Engineers 1, as well as various other Engineering and ICT units.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Year 10 equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Perform operations and solve simple problems involving whole numbers, decimals, fractions and surds.
  2. Apply algebraic rules and techniques to solve simple equations and manipulate formulas
  3. Demonstrate conceptual understanding of a function, the domain and range, function graph, and the inverse function, and apply it to model and analyse relationships between quantities.
  4. Relate functions (linear and quadratic) and the corresponding equations and apply the relationship to analyse engineering applications.
  5. Apply the basic trigonometric ratios and Pythagoras�fs theorem to solve problems involving. triangles.
  6. Calculate areas and volumes.

Subject Content

1. Arithmetic (numbers, operations with numbers including whole numbers, fractions, decimal and percentages, properties of real numbers). Measurements and units, estimates, scientific notation and rounding, uncertainties.
2. Algebra (algebraic rules and techniques, equations and identities, working with formulas).
3. Functions (definition and notation, domain and range, graphs, the inverse function).
4. Linear and Quadratics functions and equations; linear systems of 2 equations.
5. Basic Geometry and Trigonometry (angles, triangles, Pythagoras?fs theorem, trigonometric ratios).
6. Areas and Volumes.
1. Arithmetic (numbers, operations with numbers including whole numbers, fractions, decimal and percentages, properties of real numbers). Measurements and units, estimates,

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Class Test 1 50 min 5 N Individual
5 weekly quizzes 5x10 min 5 N Individual
Class Test 2 50 min 20 N Individual
Project 2 pages 10 N Individual
Class Test 3 50 min 20 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Breach, M. (2011). Fundamental maths: for engineering and science. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

Subject Contact Zdenka Misanovic Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Subject Contact Zdenka Misanovic Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

Subject Contact Zdenka Misanovic Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Zdenka Misanovic Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

View timetable Opens in new window