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SIT106 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

M Cyganowski

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Incompatible with: SCM103, SIT197, SIT198
Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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
$1076$1076$2634$2681

* 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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