TPP7182 Mathematics Tertiary Preparation Program Level B
Semester 3, 2012 External Toowoomba  
Units :  1 
Faculty or Section :  Open Access College 
School or Department :  Open Access College 
Version produced :  30 December 2013 
Staffing
Examiner: Clare Robinson
Moderator: Peter Van Vuuren
Requisites
Prerequisite: TPP7181
Rationale
Students entering tertiary education require an opportunity to master, practise and refine mathematical skills as prerequisites for successful study. This course will provide students with basic mathematical competencies for tertiary studies in business and some branches of information technology.
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 appropriate to this level of mathematics.
Objectives
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
 demonstrate an understanding of a number of mathematical topics essential for tertiary study detailed above;
 demonstrate the skills necessary to extend mathematical knowledge beyond everyday life and into further studies;
 interpret and solve a range of problems involving mathematical concepts relevant to this course;
 communicate effectively solutions to a range of problems.
Topics
Description  Weighting(%)  

1.  Managing Mathematics  1.00 
2.  Revision topics  You must remember this  1.00 
3.  Algebra  Tools for change  25.00 
4.  Relations and Functions  Representing algebra  25.00 
5.  Exponential and Logarithmic Functions  20.00 
6.  Matrices  9.00 
7.  Statistics and Probability OR Trigonometry  19.00 
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=03&subject1=TPP7182)
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 1  1  0  16 Nov 2012  
ASSIGNMENT 2A  20  6  30 Nov 2012  
ASSIGNMENT 3A  25  6  14 Dec 2012  
ASSIGNMENT 4A  25  6  28 Dec 2012  
ASSIGNMENT 5A  25  8  11 Jan 2013  
ASSIGNMENT 6A  35  11  25 Jan 2013  
Online CMA  6  3  01 Feb 2013  
END OF SEMESTER EXAM 2 HOURS  100  60  End S3  (see note 1) 
NOTES
 Examination date 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. However, it is the student's responsibility to study all material provided to them or 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:
N/A 
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 receiving 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 grade for a student 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 the candidates can 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); any calculators including graphics calculators are allowed; 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

It should be clear to students that they are required to study EITHER 'Probability and Statistics' or 'Trigonometry', but not both. Students will be able to choose appropriate assignment and examination questions to suit their pathway of study.

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