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SIT106 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G, W)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 2

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

M Cyganowski

Prerequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: SCM103, SIT197, SIT198
Contact hours:

3 hours per week – 1 x 1 hour lecture per week, 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

The unit will consist of the following topics:

  • the natural numbers, multiples, factors, prime numbers, divisibility tests, prime factorisation;
  • rational and irrational numbers and their representations as fractions, decimals and percentages;
  • the stages of a statistical investigation: posing the question, collecting the data, summarising, analysing and presenting the data; interpreting the results;
  • techniques for carrying out statistical investigations;
  • an introduction to problem solving and modelling;
  • regular polygons; regular and homogeneous tessellations;
  • an analysis of some of the work of MC Escher; creating Escher-type tessellations in the plane;
  • the Platonic solids and their duals; construction of solids from nets.

Assessment

Examination 50%, individual project 20%, two assignments of equal weight 30%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 50% in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1045$1045$2544$2590

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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