Course Title: Work with mathematical techniques
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2018
Course Code: MATH7080
Course Title: Work with mathematical techniques
School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4386  Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation
Course Contact: Namrita Kaul
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4387
Course Contact Email: namrita.kaul@rmit.edu.au
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Mila Keightley
David Thomas
david.thomas2@rmit.edu.au
Nominal Hours: 100
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any nonclassroom activities.
Prerequisites and Corequisites
None
Course Description
This unit describes the skills and knowledge to work with key mathematical concepts and apply them in a scientific context
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title: 
VU22067 Work with mathematical techniques 
Element: 
1. Work with whole numbers, fractions, percentages and ratio 
Performance Criteria: 
1.1 Perform basic functions using whole numbers and directed numbers 1.2 Determine and simplify ratios from information in a practical problem 1.3 Apply ratios to quantities 1.4 Convert between fractions, decimals and percentages 1.5 Perform simple calculations involving fractions, decimals, mixed numbers and percent. 
Element: 
2. Work with measurement to solve problems 
Performance Criteria: 
2.1 Identify measurements using the metric system 2.2 Use the metric system of measurement to solve problems 2.3 Identify twodimensional and threedimensional shapes and their properties 2.4 Calculate perimeters and areas of basic shapes using appropriate and correct units 2.5 Calculate volumes of prisms using appropriate and correct units 
Element: 
3. Work with Pythagoras' Theorem and trigonometry 
Performance Criteria: 
3.1 Use Pythagoras’ Theorem to determine unknown sides of right angled triangles 3.2 Use Pythagoras’ Theorem to find unknown lengths and angles in rightangled triangles 
Element: 
4. Work with basic indices 
Performance Criteria: 
4.1 Evaluate simple index form expressions 4.2 Apply the first two index laws to simplify simple exponential expressions 4.3 Apply Scientific Notation to large and small decimal numbers 4.4 Perform simple calculations with numbers expressed in Standard Notation 
Element: 
5. Work with simple equations and formulae 
Performance Criteria: 
5.1 Substitute given values into simple equations and formulae 5.2 Write equations to solve simple problems 5.3 Transpose simple formulae 5.4 Solve simple linear equations 5.5 Solve simultaneous linear equations 
Element: 
6. Work with simple line graphs 
Performance Criteria: 
6.1 Identify parts of a graph 6.2 Plot points and points determined from the general formula y = mx on the Cartesian plane 6.3 Determine the gradient of a straight line 6.4 Determine the equation of a straight line with the general formula y = mx + c, y = a and x = b 6.5 Interpret graphical information 6.6 Draw and make predictions based on a line of best fit 
Element: 
7.Work with formulae and their graphical representations 
Performance Criteria: 
7.1 Sketch linear and simple nonlinear graphs 7.2 Determine equations for given linear graphs, including lines of best fit 
Element: 
8.Work with statistical information 
Performance Criteria: 
8.1 Collect, organise and produce representations of statistical data 8.2 Interpret representations of statistical data 8.3 Calculate measures of central tendency 
Learning Outcomes
Details of Learning Activities
Students are expected to participate actively in all learning activities that include:
 discussion of mathematical concepts relevant to each topic
 discussion of the mathematical routines and procedures for solving problems related to each topic
 working independently or in groups in solving problems on exercise and work sheets
 working in groups to solve more challenging problems requiring interpretation and evaluation of results
 facetoface and online activities
Teaching Schedule
Weekly Schedule 
MATH7080 Work with mathematical techniques 
Semester 2 2018 

Wk 
Week beginning 

Assessments 
1 
2 July 
Order of operation Directed numbers


2 
9 July 
Fractions and decimals Significant figures


3 
16 July 
Rounding of numbers Percentages 

4 
23 July 
Percentages cont. Quiz 1 

5 
30 July 
Ratios Conversion Introduction to Transposition 

6 
6 August 
Transposition Work with Basic Indices 
Quiz 1 Assignment 1

7 
13 August 
Intro Graphing linear equations


8a 
20 August

Graphing linear equations cont. Scatter plot Line of best fit Simple nonlinear graphs and their equations



27 August – 2 September 
Mid Semester Break 

8b 
3 September

Types of Data 
‘Workbook’ Assignment 2

9 
10 September

Intro Collecting & Representing Data

‘Graphs and Descriptive Statistics’ Assignment hand out 
10 
17 September

Collecting & Representing Data and Applications


11 
24 September 
Mean, Median, Mode. Standard Deviation


12 
1 October 
5Figure summary. Boxplots. Intro Pythagoras’ Theorem

‘Graphs and Descriptive Statistics’ Assignment 3

13 
8 October 
Pythagoras’ Theorem Trigonometric Ratios


14 
15 October 
Areas and volume of basic shapes and combined shapes


15 
22 October 
Revision 

16 
29 October 
Exam week 
Quiz 2 Assignment 4 
Learning Resources
Prescribed Texts
References
Other Resources
There are no prescribed texts for this course. Materials will be provided via the online learning management system, Canvas.
You will need a computer, some basic software, e.g.: Microsoft Word and an internet connection. You also will receive some of your learning materials in hard copy but you will still use CANVAS for most of your course.RMIT University
Library http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may include:
 Class Activities
 Assignments
 Tests
Assessment Tasks
Assessments 
Topics covered 
Weighting 
Date 
Assessment 1: Quiz 1 
Numbers, Order of Operations, Fractions, Decimals, Significant Figures Ratios, Percentages, Substitution, Transposition, Basic Indices, Conversion 
25% 
Week beginning 6 August

Assessment 2: 'Workbook' 
‘Workbook’ Assignment submission 
25% 
Week beginning 3 September

Assessment 3: ‘Graphs and Descriptive Statistics’ 
‘Graphs and Descriptive Statistics’ Assignment submission. Plot graphs, represent data, analyse and describe statistical information 
25% 
Week beginning 1 October

Assessment 4: Quiz 2 
All resources including Pythagorean Theorem, Trigonometry and Geometry 
25% 
Week beginning 29 October

Assessment Matrix
Other Information
This course is graded in accordance with competencybased assessment, but which also utilises graded assessment
CHD Competent with High Distinction (80 – 100%)
CDI Competent with Distinction (70 – 79%)
CC Competent with Credit (60 – 69%)
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded (50 – 59%)
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
• To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (exams, pracs, and assignments etc.) For example, if there are two exams you need to have an average of 50% to pass and you also need to have passed the other assessment types. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the exams but fail the worksheet component).
• Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.
 APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available online http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least 24 hours before the due date. The application form should be emailed to the Program Coordinator (melanie.kyle@rmit.edu.au).
Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.
Students requiring extensions longer than 7 days must apply for Special Consideration (see the ‘Help me’ link in blackboard, via myRMIT studies or http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration)  For missed assessments such as exams  you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate), prior to, or within, 5 days of the scheduled time of examination.
If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.
Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. It also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.
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