UNP7383 Mathematics Communication Level C
Semester 2, 2011 External Toowoomba  
Units :  1 
Faculty or Section :  Open Access College 
School or Department :  Open Access College 
Staffing
Examiner: Robyn Pigozzo
Moderator:
Rationale
This course is designed to provide students with the basic mathematical competencies for entry into the Bachelor of Science (other than Psychology and Mathematics), Bachelor of Technology, Associate Degrees of Engineering, Surveying, Mathematics and Computing, Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking, Software Engineering and Applied Computer science). Students also need to develop and practise language and problem solving skills in English so that they can build upon their existing knowledge and express themselves adequately in the mathematical context. This course is designed to allow students to appreciate the diverse applications and power of mathematics; the precise language and structure of mathematics; and to develop confidence and reduce anxiety by using mathematics skills in a variety of problem solving sessions.
Synopsis
There are two compulsory parts of the course. Part A consists of the mastery of the content of selected topics within algebra for calculus, algebra and graphs, trigonometry, application of calculus and integral calculus. Students are also expected to show competence in communicating using mathematical language in English. Part B consists of group work designed to develop the mathematical communication and problem solving skills of students. This work utilises some of the content mastered in Part A of the course.
Objectives
On completion of this course students will be able to:
 demonstrate an understanding of mathematical topics essential for tertiary study as detailed below; (Assignments 16)
 demonstrate an ability to select and use appropriate technology such as calculators, measuring instruments and computers with selected software: (Assignments 16)
 select and use appropriate mathematical procedures: (Assignments 16)
 work accurately and manipulate formulae; (Assignments 16)
 transfer and apply mathematical procedures to a range of situations; (Assignments 16)
 demonstrate problem solving through using a range of problem solving strategies, selecting appropriate mathematical procedures, identifying the problem, reflecting on the solutions, extending and generalizing from problems: (Final Test)
 on successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate communication through:
 understanding, organising and presenting information in a variety of forms (such as oral, written, symbolic, pictorial and graphical); (Assignments 710, Logs)
 using mathematical terms and symbols accurately and appropriately; (Assignments 16)
 using accepted spelling, punctuation and grammar in written communication; (Assignments 710)
 translating material from one form to another when appropriate (eg words to formulas); (Final Test)
 recognising necessary distinctions in the meanings of words and phrases according to whether they are used in a mathematical or nonmathematical situation. (Final Test)
Topics
Description  Weighting(%)  

1.  Basic Algebra, arithmetic, graphingexpression, equationslinear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and simultaneous, trigonometrical ratios and functions and matrices  27.00 
2.  Functions and Relations  polynomial, exponential, logarithmic functions and their inverses; functions over an integral domain (sequences and series).  16.00 
3.  Trigonometric Functions  radians, sketch functions, amplitude, vertical shift, phase, period; inverse; solve simple equations  12.00 
4.  Analytical Geometry  rectangular, polar coordinates and vectors; distance and midpoints of a line; standard curves  polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, circular and hyperbolas and transformations on these; simple parametric equations  12.00 
5.  Introductory calculus: Differentiation  calculate and describe rate of change and instantaneous rate of change certain polynomial, trigonometrical, exponential and logarithmic functions; stationary points and optimisations problems  15.00 
6.  Introductory calculus: Integratio  indefinite and definate integrals of basic polynomial, trigonometic, exponential and logarithmic functions; areas under curves using approximations and calculus  10.00 
7.  Statistics  data collection, classification, interpretation and display  8.00 
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
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 There are no texts or materials required for this course.
Reference materials
Student workload requirements
Activity  Hours 

Assessments  35.00 
Directed Study  91.00 
Private Study  60.00 
Assessment details
Description  Marks out of  Wtg (%)  Due Date  Notes 

ASSIGNMENT 1  40  5  22 Jul 2011  (see note 1) 
ASSIGNMENT 2  47  8  02 Sep 2011  (see note 2) 
ASSIGNMENT 3  40  8  02 Sep 2011  (see note 3) 
ASSIGN 9  STOCK MARKET  30  12  16 Sep 2011  (see note 4) 
ASSIGN 10  REPORT  24  12  30 Sep 2011  (see note 5) 
ASSIGN 7  STUDENT PROBLEM  20  6  14 Oct 2011  (see note 6) 
ASSIGN 8  LOGS  12  10  14 Oct 2011  (see note 7) 
ASSIGNMENT 4  38  8  14 Oct 2011  (see note 8) 
ASSIGNMENT 5  42  11  14 Oct 2011  (see note 9) 
ASSIGNMENT 6  33  10  14 Oct 2011  (see note 10) 
TEST  40  10  21 Oct 2011  (see note 11) 
NOTES
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Important assessment information

Attendance requirements:
It is the students responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lecturers, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course, and to be informed of course related activities and administration. 
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
Refer to statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course. All assessment items must be received prior to the start of the examination period for the semester in which the course is offered. Students may be required to resubmit an assessment piece that is unsatisfactory. 
Penalties for late submission of required work:
If students submit assignments after the due date without an approved extension of time then a penalty of 5% of the total marks available for the assignments may apply for each day late. 
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must attemp all of the summative assessment items, achieve at least 50% in the final test, and at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course. Students who do not qualify for a Passing grade may, at the discretion of the examiner, be assigned additional work to demonstrate to the Examiner that they have achieved the required standard. It is expected that such students have gained at least 40% of the total weighted marks available for the course. 
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course. 
Examination information:
In a restricted examination, candidates are allowed access to specific materials during the examination. The only materials the candidate may use in the restricted examination for this course are: writing materials, a nonprogrammable scientific calculator and one (1) A4 sheet of notes prepared by the candidiate. 
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Any deferred or supplementary exam for this course will be held at a time arranged by the examiner in consultation with the students. 
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au/portal/custom/search/category/usq_document_policy_type/Student.1.html.
Assessment notes

Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be produced within 24 hours if required by the Examiner. In accordance with the University's Assignment Extension Policy (Regulation 5.6.1), the examiner of a course may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.
Other requirements

Part A requires you to work through a series of Assignments to demonstrate your understanding of mathematical topics.

Part B consists of different activities each week. Students must participate actively in the group work of the problem solving sessions. Students also must submit written work as required.