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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Percentages, proportions and fractions
    • Comparing values, percentage change and risk
    • Negative numbers & number lines
    • Dealing with mathematical expressions
    • Basic Algebra
    • Summation notation
    • Graphical representations of data
    • Producing and interpreting tables
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Interpret the numerical information you meet in everyday life
  2. Complete basic mathematical computations
  3. Use mathematical formulae in context
  4. Produce and interpret graphical representations of data
  5. Produce and interpret tabular representations of data
  6. Interpret fundamental statistical analyses and write concise reports of the findings.
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Test — 10 Online (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Invigilated Exam (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-SSK17

Special requirements

No special requirements

The subject provides students with basic quantitative skills. It also provides students with the skills necessary to critically interpret the types of graphs and statistics that are common in everyday life, for example in media reports.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.