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SIT106 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Michelle Cyganowski





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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