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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Rozelle - Sydney


All teaching activities for this unit will be delivered online for 2021.


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 2021

Unit name Academic Numeracy
Unit code XAB091
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree

James Bramich and Pragati Jain

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

On Campus students: 2 hour online workshop per week.

Off Campus students are encouraged to participate in live online teaching activities.


AT1: The Research Process (10%)

AT2: Evaluating Statistical Reasoning (30%)

AT3: Proportional Reasoning (15%)

AT4: Algebraic Reasoning (15%)

AT5: Mathematical Reasoning (20%)

AT6: Ten weekly quizzes (10%)

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