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EAP0023 Mathematical and Computing Literacy - Level C

Full Year 2, 2022 Toowoomba On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : USQ College
School or Department : USQ College
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 29 June 2022


Examiner: Shahab Abdulla


This course is designed to provide students with the basic mathematical and physics competencies in English for entry into Science, Engineering and Spatial Science programs. Students also need to develop and practice language, problem solving and computer skills in English so that they can build upon their existing knowledge and express themselves adequately in the mathematical context. This course also introduces students to independent study and learning skills that are vital to successful completion of a tertiary level programme. This course is designed to allow students to appreciate the diverse applications and power of Mathematics and Physics; and their precise language and structure of; and to develop confidence and reduce anxiety by using mathematics skills in a variety of problem solving sessions.

There are two compulsory parts of the course. Part A consists of the mastery of the content of selected topics within algebra for calculus, algebra and graphs, trigonometry, application of calculus, integral calculus, and Physics appropriate to Maths C level. Students are also expected to show competence in communicating using mathematical language in English. Part B consists of group work designed to develop the mathematical communication, problem solving and computer skills of students. This work utilises some of the content mastered in Part A of the course.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. organise and present information in a variety of forms and translate from one to another such as oral, written, symbolic, pictorial and graphical; Problem solving quizzes, computer skills activities, written activities, Class Survey and Analysis.
  2. select and use appropriate problem solving or mathematical procedures in a range of situations.
  3. demonstrate an understanding of selected academic numeracy topics essential for tertiary study.
  4. demonstrate an ability to select and use appropriate technology such as calculators and computers with selected software.
  5. communicate quantitative terms and symbols accurately and appropriately.
  6. use accepted spelling, punctuation and grammar in written grammar.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Basic Algebra, arithmetic, graphing expression, equations-linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and simultaneous, trigonometrical ratios. Interpreting and writing about charts, tables and graphs using computers 20.00
2. Critical thinking (interpreting and solving logic problems, computing activities and computer skills) 10.00
3. Functions and Relations- polynomial, exponential, logarithmic function and their inverses 15.00
4. Trigonometric Functions- radians 15.00
5. Introductory of Calculus: Differentiation- calculate and describe rate of change and instantaneous rate of change, trigonometrical, exponential and logarithmic functions; stationary and optimisation problems 15.00
6. Introductory Calculus: Integration- indefinite and definite integrals of basic polynomial, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; areas under curves using approximations, calculus and computer skills activities 15.00
7. Statistics- data collection, classification, interpretation and computer skills 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available on study desk.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%)
Negotiated Negotiated Negotiated No 100
Date printed 29 June 2022