Non-Award | MUR-UPP002 | 2023
Divide and Conquer: Navigating Numeracy in Uni Culture
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 13 weeks
- 27 Feb 2023,
- 31 July 2023
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students would be able to:
- Communicate using mathematical language appropriate to university culture and the wider community
- Critically analyse, interpret and communicate information and ideas represented in numerical form and embedded in a range of academic texts and/or contexts from everyday life
- Apply mathematical skills, concepts and foundational knowledge within relevant, higher education and real-life contexts
- Utilise reflection on mindset, attitudes and behaviours regarding math learning to implement effective learning strategies
- Apply a range of independent and collaborative learning skills such as time management, self-regulation, social and emotional learning, effective communication, and teamwork.
- The content of this unit is designed to be accessible, relevant, engaging and multi-disciplinary. It aims to build on student’s prior knowledge and to improve student confidence and self-efficacy in math learning.
The rationale for this unit is that students must be able to use, interpret and critique information presented in numerical form to successfully engage in academic culture and communication. Just as understanding information communicated via words (literacy) is core to academic culture and communication, so too is information communicated via numbers (numeracy). Proficiency and confidence in working with numbers is therefore essential to student success at university regardless of discipline of study.
This unit, along with the broader program of study provided by the university preparation pathway focuses on developing increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, reasoning, and problem-solving skills embedded in accessible contexts. These proficiencies enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing mathematical strategies to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently. “To be numerate requires more than being able to operate with numbers: it requires mathematical knowledge and understanding, mathematical problem-solving skills, literacy skills and positive beliefs and attitudes” (Department of Education, Employment and Welfare, Australian Core Skills Framework, Commonwealth of Australia, 2008). When students become numerate, they can manage situations or solve problems in real contexts such as everyday life, work or further learning. They are able to identify, interpret and communicate mathematical ideas and information and represent these ideas in a number of ways.
- Investigative case study (40%)
- Math and Numeracy Quizzes (x4) (30%)
- Participation (10%)
- Audio Reflective Journal (20%)
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