Introduction to Quantitative Skills
Learn the basics of maths in relation to science – or refresh your knowledge – allowing you to become confident in a scientific environment. Cover algebraic concepts, fractions, linear functions, graphs, power and root functions and more.
Your upfront cost: $0
Online & on-campus
Subjects may require attendance
- 28 Feb 2022
- 24 Oct 2022
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- work effectively with algebraic expressions;
- graph different types of functions;
- solve different types of equations;
- solve different types of inequality; and
- find and apply inverse functions.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
No eligibility requirements
- Equipment requirements - • Headphones or speakers ( required to listen to lecture and other media provided in subjetcs, a USB style headset has proven to provide superior audio quality to the jack style headset when used for online teaching software) • Headset, including microphone (highly recommended for participation in virtual classrooms) • Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations)
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete their subjects. UNE's minimum requirement for all students in relation to the hardware and software a student requires to support their learning are found at: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject. Travel may be required if students choose to attend the Non-Mandatory Intensive School. In 2021 the Non-Mandatory Intensive school will be held at the Armidale campus NSW. Trimester 1 dates: There is no Non-Mandatory Intensive School for Trimester 1 Trimester 3 dates: To be advised
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
In an increasingly data-driven world, the importance of quantitative skills has never been greater. This subject is ideal if you do not have a strong mathematical background or you would like a refresher in foundational topics. Developing your mathematical understanding of core quantitative skills and the importance of mathematics to science, this subject will empower you to confidently apply basic mathematics as a scientist, and ensures you have the knowledge needed for beginner-level university maths. Building on topics from NSW’s HSC General Mathematics (or equivalent), we start with a solid foundation in algebraic concepts and functions before moving on to more advanced subject. You will learn to graph functions and solve a range of equations (e.g. linear, quadratic, polynomial and rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic), and find and apply inverse functions. Other topics include working with fractions and percentages, and rules for indices/powers.
Assessment 1-4 and 6-9: Assessment Note: mathematical calculations and problem solving. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Assessment 5: Mid-trimester online examination (1 hour). Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Final Examination: It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass the subject. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Assessment 1 (2%)
- Assessment 2 (2%)
- Assessment 3 (2%)
- Assessment 4 (2%)
- Assessment 5 (30%)
- Assessment 6 (3%)
- Assessment 7 (3%)
- Assessment 8 (3%)
- Assessment 9 (3%)
- Final Invigilated Examination (50%)
Current study term: 24 Oct 21 to 04 Feb 22
Mathematics: It's Power and Utility
Smith, Karl. J
Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, International Metric Edition
Stewart, J., Redlin, L. and Watson, S.
Next study term: 27 Feb 22 to 27 May 22
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.