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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

This unit has been discontinued.

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In this unit you will develop the mathematical knowledge, skills, and confidence essential for further University study. In particular, you will explore and apply methods for:

  • Gathering, presenting and analysing numerical information (data, graphs, statistics)
  • Reasoning about relative proportions (ratios, scaling, percentages, fractions)
  • Thinking about numbers and abstract patterns (algebraic reasoning)

The focus is on developing skills in these areas and using numerical reasoning to identify and analyse problems, draw and justify conclusions, and make sense of real-life situations.

Summary 2020

Unit name Academic Numeracy
Unit code UPP085
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree

Pragati Jain, Cathy Tyson

Teaching staff

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine research and data to communicate mathematical ideas and information
  2. Critically analyse and evaluate information and data
  3. Use mathematical techniques to solve problems




Teaching Pattern

2 hour workshop and 1 hour tutorial weekly.


AT1: The Research Process and Understanding Data (45%)

AT2: Proportional and Algebraic Reasoning (40%)

AT3: Ten MyLO (online) quizzes (15%)

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