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Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Please note: This subject coding (TAS-XAB091A) is only available to students studying the Undergraduate Certificate in University Preparation.
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Communicate mathematical ideas and information underpinned by the principles of academic integrity
- Critically evaluate numerical arguments
- Use mathematical techniques to solve problems
- Statistical investigations
- Data collection
- Summarising data
- Drawing conclusions and statistical inference
- Analysing and evaluating research
- Proportional reasoning
- Algebraic reasoning
- Critically evaluating numerical arguments
- Financial literacy: Using Excel and Word equation editor
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
In this subject 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.
- Tutorial worksheets (45%)
- Short answer assessment 1 (15%)
- Short answer assessment 2 (25%)
- Weekly quiz: Multiple choice or short answer quizzes (15%)