Bridging Maths explores essential foundation skills and knowledge in mathematics. This unit is designed to help you to improve your maths skills, build self-confidence, develop logical thinking skills, and encourage good study habits to support independent study. You will have the opportunity to practice fundamental skills before applying your knowledge to solve problems. This unit can help you prepare for further study in business and science related courses and is recommended as a starting point for students who have not studied pre-tertiary mathematics in years 11 & 12. Topics covered include: order of operations, basic algebra, linear/quadratic/exponential equations, graphical methods and modelling, indices and logarithms, sequences and series, trigonometry, and basic statistics.
|Unit name||Bridging Maths|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
|Coordinator||Mrs Jane Stratton|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Online||Semester 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic Domestic|
|Online||Semester 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Use conventional mathematical notation and terminology to communicate fundamental algebraic techniques.
- Demonstrate mathematical fluency and proficiency through diverse skills practice.
- Apply appropriate mathematical techniques to interpret equations, tables, graphs, and solve word-based problems in a range of contexts.
- Independently select and carry out relevant mathematical procedures.
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This is a fully online unit with timetabled online activities.
1 x 2 hr online workshop per week.
1 x 1 hr online tutorial per week.
2 x 1 hr optional online help sessions.
|Assessment||AT1: Skills Check (10%)|AT2: Study Skills (20%)|AT3: Written Assignments (30%)|AT4: Final Exam/Online Test (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
All required readings are available online and accessed via the online content and activities through MyLO.
If needed, any Grade 10/11 maths textbook (e.g. Maths Quest 10) should cover a majority of the topics covered in this course, however, the equivalent content can be accessed at no cost to students (other than internet access charges) from the following open-source websites:
Khan Academy – Maths: https://www.khanacademy.org/math
Maths is Fun: https://www.mathsisfun.com
Some students may find it useful to consult alternative resources as part of their study program. Students should note that notation may vary, and that in some cases even different formulae may be used. Students should not concern themselves with any extra material covered in other resources that is beyond what is covered in the Study Materials on MyLO. MyLO materials should be considered the primary resource for any topic.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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