• Offered by ANU Wide
  • ANU College ANU Wide
  • Course subject ANU Preparatory Program
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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This course is designed to prepare students for first year undergraduate study. It aims to develop students’ skills in using mathematics to make informed decisions about a variety of everyday and topical issues. The course will first introduce students to basic concepts and techniques in Algebra and Statistics. This is followed by discussions of applied mathematics topics such as consumer arithmetic, financial and statistics literacies. Through these discussions, students will be expected to make arguments for and against current issues, based on mathematical reasoning and justification; to engage with the content presented, by participating in a series of class lectures and tutorials; and to conduct research on selected topics. This course will also make use of technology such as Word, Excel and Geogebra to support the mathematical and statistical content where appropriate.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. use mathematical and statistical reasoning in the decision-making process;
2. communicate the results of a mathematical or statistical problem-solving activity, both orally and in writtenform, using mathematical and statistical language;
3. apply consumer arithmetic and financial and statistical knowledge to solving 'real-world' problems;
4. utilize digital technology to assist in and enhance the learning of mathematical and statistical concepts;
5. communicate research findings using logical and well-constructed arguments; and
6. function effectively as a member of a group by demonstrating team work skills, collaborative skills, time management and organizational skills.

Other Information

Course Contact: Dr Rebecca Cross
T: 02 61250982
E: rebecca.cross@anucollege.edu.au

Indicative Assessment

In-class tests (2x15%; LO 1-4)
Group project and presentation (30%; LO 2, 5, 6)
Final Exam (40%; LO 1-3)

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96 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact: 48 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
b) 48 hours of supported and independent student research, reading and writing. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying ANU Advance.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
9 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

9.00 0.18750
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4988 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
10076 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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