SIT106 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week
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.
Examination 50%, three assignments (20%, 15%, 15%) 50%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 50% in the examination.