TPP7181 Mathematics Tertiary Preparation Program Level A
Semester 2, 2012 Oncampus Toowoomba  
Units :  1 
Faculty or Section :  Open Access College 
School or Department :  Open Access College 
Version produced :  30 December 2013 
Staffing
Examiner: Peter Van Vuuren
Moderator: Tim Dalby
Rationale
Students entering tertiary study require an opportunity to master, practise and refine mathematical skills as prerequisites for successful study.. This course will provide students with the basic mathematical competencies for tertiary studies in Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Nursing (PreRegistration).
Synopsis
Using concepts of selfpaced instruction the course guides students through a carefully sequenced series of topics which will provide the foundation for mathematics that will be encountered in tertiary studies detailed above. The selfpaced structure allows students to work at their own pace developing confidence with mathematics and general problem solving.
Objectives
On completion of this course students will be able to:
 demonstrate an understanding of a number of mathematical topics essential for tertiary study, detailed below (all assessment items);
 interpret and solve a range of problems involving mathematical concepts relevant to this course (all assessment items);
 demonstrate the skills necessary to extend mathematical knowledge into everyday life and other studies (all assessment items);
 demonstrate an understanding of personal strategies used in the study of mathematics (all assessment items);
 effectively communicate solutions to a range of problems (all assessment items).
Topics
Description  Weighting(%)  

1.  Managing mathematics  2.00 
2.  More than just numbers  14.00 
3.  The power of numbers  14.00 
4.  Comparing numbers  14.00 
5.  Representing relationships  14.00 
6.  Dealing with data  14.00 
7.  Generalising numbers  algebra  14.00 
8.  Generalising numbers  graphs  14.00 
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2012&sem=02&subject1=TPP7181)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)
 There are no texts or materials required for this course.
Reference materials
Student workload requirements
Activity  Hours 

Assessments  15.00 
Directed Study  112.00 
Private Study  38.00 
Assessment details
Description  Marks out of  Wtg (%)  Due Date  Notes 

ASSIGNMENT 1A  22  4  27 Jul 2012  
ASSIGNMENT 2A  42  7  24 Aug 2012  
ASSIGNMENT 3A  42  7  21 Sep 2012  
ASSIGNMENT 4A  42  7  05 Oct 2012  
ASSIGNMENT 5A  24  5  19 Oct 2012  
ONLINE CMA  5  5  26 Oct 2012  
END OF SEMESTER EXAM  45  45  End S2  (see note 1) 
EXAM CMA  20  20  End S2 
NOTES
 Examination dates will be available during the semester. Please refer to the examination timetable when published.
Important assessment information

Attendance requirements:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. One 1.5 hour group learning session will be provided in each teaching week of the semester. Attendance at these sessions, and participation in the sessions, will not be used in determining any final grade in the course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of courserelated activities and administration. 
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
Students are not required to complete every assessment item to a satisfactory standard in order to obtain a passing grade for the course. 
Penalties for late submission of required work:
If students submit assignments after the due date without prior approval then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late. 
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of a passing grade, a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks for the course and achieve a mark of at least 40% in the final exam. Students who do not qualify for a Passing grade may, at the discretion of the Examiner, be awarded a Supplementary Examination and/or assigned additional work to demonstrate to the Examiner that they have achieved the required standard. 
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course. 
Examination information:
Examinations in this course are restricted examinations. In a Restricted Examination, candidates are allowed access to specific materials during the examination. The only materials that candidates may use in the restricted examination for this course are: writing materials (nonelectronic and free from material which could give the student an unfair advantage in the examination); calculators (including graphics calculators); 1 A4 page of hand written or typed notes (written on both sides); English translation dictionaries (but not technical dictionaries). 
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period. 
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Assessment notes

Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be produced within five days if required by the Examiner.
Other requirements

The time it will take to complete this mathematics course will vary and will depend on the student's background and experience; times indicated above are a guideline only.