Course Title: Perform computations
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2009
Course Code: MATH5265C
Course Title: Perform computations
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C0021 - Victorian Certificate in Applied Learning (Intermediate)
Course Contact: Tony Robins
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254519
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 30
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers estimating approximate answers to arithmetical problems, carrying out basic calculations involving percentages and proportions, and determining simple ratios and averages. The unit includes producing and interpreting simple charts and graphs.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
MEM12024A Perform computations
1. Determine work requirement
1.1 Required outcomes are established from job instructions.
Details of Learning Activities
This unit covers estimating approximate answers to
arithmetical problems, carrying out basic calculations
involving percentages and proportions, and determining
simple ratios and averages. The unit includes producing and
interpreting simple charts and graphs.
Classroom tutorial activities: Worksheets are provided so as to consolidate the concepts of all covered topics.
Practical exercises: Where applicable, practical problems will be used to demonstrate applications of the topics to real life electrotechnology situations.
A project will be set in order to encourage students to find and understand a mathematical problem and to perform calculations based on their findings.
It is expected that students would require approximately 10% of course hours to be allocated for independent study and to do research for the project.
|Week Number||Topic Delivered||Assessment Task|
|1||Basic Operations |
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.
Order of operations
|2||Decimals and Percentages |
Real number system.
Conversion of decimals to fractions and vice versa.
|3||Fractions – addition, subtraction, division, multiplication||Worksheet|
Random and systematic errors.
Absolute and relative errors
|5||Ratio & Proportion |
Direct and inverse proportion.
|6||Algebra – Substitution, Transposition of formulae (various types including linear, squares etc)||Worksheet|
|7||Algebra – Transposition continued.||Worksheet|
|8||Exam 1||Written Examination on Weeks 1 to 7 topics.|
|9||Volume, length, area, perimeter.||Worksheet|
sin, cos, tan
|No assessment as not included in the competency, but required for all electrotechnology apprenticeships|
|11||Graphs – Plotting graphs. |
|12||Graphs – sin and cos including phase shift.||No assessment as not included in the competency, but required for all electrotechnology apprenticeships|
|13||Charts – Histograms and Pie charts||Worksheet|
|14||Exam 2||Written Examination on Weeks 9, 10 to 13 topics|
Basic Mathematics, Kruglak & Moore, Schaum’s Outline Series, McGraw-Hill
Overview of Assessment
This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
Task 1. Test 1 - 50%
Task 2. Test 2 - 50%
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