• Class Number 3228
  • Term Code 3130
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Griff Ware
    • Dr Griff Ware
    • EmPr Stephen Roberts
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 22/02/2021
  • Class End Date 28/05/2021
  • Census Date 31/03/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
SELT Survey Results

This course begins an in-depth study of the fundamental concepts of calculus and linear algebra, with a particular emphasis on the underlying foundations of mathematics. The use and understanding of proof and abstract ideas will allow students to develop analytical skills which will form a base for further study in fundamental mathematics, as well as providing a foundation for a wide range of quantitative areas such as actuarial studies, computer science, economics, engineering, physics and statistics.

Topics to be covered include:

Calculus/Analysis - suprema and infima of sets of real numbers, completeness, Riemann-Darboux definition of integration, introductory formal logic, axioms for the real numbers, sequences, convergence, limits, continuity, related real analysis theorems including the monotone convergence theorem for sequences of real numbers and the Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem, existence of extrema, differentiation, applications of derivatives, proof of the fundamental theorem of calculus, Taylor polynomials, l'Hospital's rules, inverse functions;

Linear Algebra - solving linear equations, matrix equations, linear independence, matrix transformations, matrix operations, matrix inverses, abstract vector spaces, subspaces, dimension and rank, determinants, Cramer's rule, complex numbers.

Note: This is an Honours Pathway Course. It involves extra material and emphasises the use and understanding of proof and abstract ideas to a deeper conceptual level than MATH1013.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the fundamental concepts of calculus and linear algebra and their role in modern mathematics and applied contexts.
  2. Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of calculus and linear algebra techniques.
  3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analysing, proving and explaining concepts and theorems from calculus and linear algebra.
  4. Apply problem-solving using calculus and linear algebra techniques applied to diverse situations in physics, engineering and other mathematical contexts.

Examination Material or equipment

Information about examination material will be made available through the Examinations timetable

Required Resources

  • Elementary Linear Algebra: Applications Version (10th, 11th, or 12th edition) by Howard Anton and Chris Rorres. Also available as an e-text from Wiley Direct.
  • Essential Calculus (2nd Edition) by James Stewart. Also available as an e-text from Cengage.

The first four chapters of the Linear Algebra textbook are followed quite closely in this course.

The first six chapters of the Calculus textbook are relevant for this course, but are mostly used as a reference for technical material that is assumed prerequisite knowledge. Only a small portion of the Calculus textbook is used as direct support for the Analysis lecture content. Lecture notes will be provided as a supplement. However, please note that later sections of the Stewart Essential Calculus textbook are used more extensively in MATH1116, and the same Calculus textbook is used very closely in MATH1013, MATH1014, and MATH2305.

Recommended reading (not compulsory) is: How to Study for a Mathematics Degree by Lara Alcock.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • Automatic grading of the online quizzes.
  • Written comments on the show working components of the assignments.
  • Group work on the workshop exercises.
  • Individual feedback may be given during the lecturer office hours.

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Other Information

Please note, that where there are multiple assessment tasks of the same type, e.g weekly quizzes, a date range is used in the Assessment Summary. The first date is the approximate due date of the first task, the return date is the approximate return date for the final task. Further information is provided in the assessment section of the class summary, and details are provided on the course wattle site.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Block - Linear Algebra 1 - Matrix operations 2 - Determinants 3 - Vector spaces and subspaces 4 - Complex numbers Feedback is given through written and online assignments as well as workshop worksheets.
2 Block - Analysis 1- Integration Theory (Riemann-Darboux) 2 - Logic, Functions and Sets 3 - Limits of Sequences and Functions; Continuity (including epsilon-delta definitions and proofs) 4 - Differentiation (and related theorems) 5 - Taylor Polynomials and Taylor's Theorem 6 - Real Number Axioms 7 - Key single variable real analysis theorems, culminating in the proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Feedback is given through written and online assignments as well as workshop worksheets.

Tutorial Registration

Students are required to enrol in a workshop group by using a Wattle group selection tool. The workshop groups are finalised at the end of Week 2. Workshops for MATH1115 start Workshop selection will be available in Weeks 1 and 2, via Wattle.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Assignments 20 % * * 1, 2, 3, 4
Mid-semester examination 30 % 29/03/2021 23/04/2021 2, 3, 4
Final examination 50 % 03/06/2021 01/07/2021 2, 3, 4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


This class is available for remote participation. Lectures will be mostly either pre-recorded, or delivered live on-campus with a simultaneous online live stream. A mix of both types of lectures will be provided during the semester. Workshops will be available for in-person groups, and separately for online groups via Zoom. Exams are likely to be held remotely and require students to engage with a method of remote invigilation via Zoom, or Proctorio, or similar.


The course includes a mid-semester and final examination. More information is given in the assessment items.

Please note that, where a date range is used in the Assessment Summary in relation to exams, the due date and return date for mid-semester exams indicate the approximate timeframe in which the exam will be held; the due and return date for end of semester exams indicate the approximate timeframe in which the exam will be held and the date official end of Semester results are released on ISIS. Students should consult the course Wattle site and the ANU final examination timetable to confirm the date, time and venue of the exam.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4


Assignments will be handed out weekly starting from Week 2. The assignments will usually consist of an online component (mostly delivered via the WebAssign system, to which students will be given access) as well as a written show working component. There will be 10 such assignments.

Also included as an assignment task are weekly small group discussion topics about which students will need to make a post each week, to their allocated small group discussion forum on Wattle. The total value of marks awarded for small group discussion posts will equate to a single "assignment".

As such there are 11 separate assignment tasks that will generate 11 separate assignment grades, to be completed for this course.

The best 9 out 11 of these grades (given equal weight) will form the 20% assignment category contribution to a student's final grade.

Further details can be found on the course Wattle site.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 29/03/2021
Return of Assessment: 23/04/2021
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4

Mid-semester examination

A mid-semester examination is included in the assessment. We aim for the examination to be held in Week 6 or Week 7. Details will be made available at the Examinations timetable

Please check the course Wattle site and the ANU Examination Timetable to confirm the date, time and location of the mid-semester exam.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 50 %
Due Date: 03/06/2021
Return of Assessment: 01/07/2021
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4

Final examination

A final examination is included in the assessment. Students are required to satisfy a hurdle requirement for both the linear algebra and analysis parts of the course. Specific details about the hurdle requirements are given in Wattle. Details about the examination will be made available at the Examinations timetable

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically agree to a declaration as part of the submission of your first assignment, that will record your understanding of ANU academic integrity principles. All assignment submissions will be electronic, via Wattle and/or the WebAssign platform. Please keep a copy of all your assignment submissions for your records. MATH1115 does not use Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

Hardcopy submission is not utilised in MATH1115. All assignment submission is electronic, via Wattle and/or the WebAssign platform.

Late Submission

  • Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
  • For assignment assessment tasks that include both an online WebAssign quiz component and a written submission component, the above statement applies only to the written submission component. In contrast, the WebAssign quiz component is marked by the WebAssign system and full results are available immediately upon the due date and time. As such, for the WebAssign component of an assessment task in MATH1115, no submission of that WebAssign component without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If the WebAssign component of an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded for that component of the assessment task.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Assignments will be returned electronically through the Wattle assignment tool, except for WebAssign quiz components which will be delivered and returned through the WebAssign platform.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Assignments may not be resubmitted.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Griff Ware

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Dr Griff Ware

Dr Griff Ware

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Dr Griff Ware

EmPr Stephen Roberts

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EmPr Stephen Roberts

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