On completion of this subject students should be able to:
The Mathematics course studied at IES Foundation Year is recognised by The University of Queensland as a preparatory Mathematics course for all students entering degree courses at The University of Queensland. It covers the introductory areas in Algebra, Graphs, Geometry, Probability and Statistics in the first semester.
Knowledge and skills gained in the first semester are then further developed in the areas of Calculus and Trigonometry. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to link Mathematics to real-life situations. Every student is required to carry out a small research project that involves the application of technology in data collection, treatment and analysis of results.
Students are also expected to develop good mathematical communication skills. These skills are tested when students submit their written report for the project and when they present their completed project to their peers.
This subject teaches to and assesses students on their competence in respect of the following units of competency:
In addition, students' work is graded in accordance with the following table:
|Assessment ||Assessment Task||Weighting (% of overall mark)|
|Unit 1 Quiz|
Unit 1, 2, 3 & 4 Quizzes are worth a total of 10%.
|Unit 2 Quiz|
(See note above for Unit 1 Quiz)
|Semester One Examination|
|Assessment||Assessment Task||Weighting (% of overall mark)|
|Unit 3 Quiz|
Unit 3 & 4 (3.61%)
|Mid-Semester 2 Test|
|Unit 4 Quiz|
(See note above for Unit 3 Quiz)
|Semester Two Examination|
|Moodle online quizzes|