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Area/Catalogue
MATH 48

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Course Level

globe-earth-geography

Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
152900

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA College

Course aim

This course is aimed at students who have not previously undertaken specialised studies in mathematics. This course will provide an introduction to basic mathematical concepts and tools required for further studies.

Course content

Whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, percent, introduction to algebra, algebraic expressions, solving linear equations in one unknown and formulae, units of measurements, ratio, rates, proportions, percent, basic geometry.

Textbook(s)

Aufmann, RN & Lockwood, JS 2014, Prealgebra: An Applied Approach, 6th edition, Cengage Learning, US (ISBN 9781133365457)

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Virtual Lecture - appropriate for students who are unable to attend the internal lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Podcast of Internal Lectures 1 hour x 13 weeks
Online Learning Support Activities N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment 1750 words (equivalent) 45% weekly
Test 1250 words (equivalent) 25% N/A
Examination N/A 30% 2.5 hours
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment 1750 words (equivalent) 45% weekly
Test 1250 words (equivalent) 25% N/A
Examination N/A 30% 2.5 hours
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Continuous assessment 1750 words (equivalent) 45% weekly
Test 1250 words (equivalent) 25% N/A
Examination N/A 30% 2.5 hours
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Continuous assessment 1750 words (equivalent) 45% weekly
Test 1250 words (equivalent) 25% N/A
Examination N/A 30% 2.5 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 1750 words (equivalent) 45% weekly
Test 1250 words (equivalent) 25% N/A
Examination N/A 30% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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