SIT106 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics

Year:

2021 unit information

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

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x1 hour online class per week, 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week. 

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;
  • 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.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 80% in the in-class tests.

Unit Fee Information

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