Courses & Units

Bridging Maths XAB090


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
Unit code XAB090
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline Pre-Degree
Coordinator Mrs Jane Stratton
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Foundation


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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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
010101 $515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Teaching Pattern

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.

AssessmentAT1: Skills Check (10%)|AT2: Study Skills (20%)|AT3: Written Assignments (30%)|AT4: Final Exam/Online Test (40%)
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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:

Maths is Fun:

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.

LinksBooktopia textbook finder

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