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TPP7181 Mathematics Tertiary Preparation 1

Semester 2, 2022 Online
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: Clare Robinson


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 mathematics essential for tertiary studies in Bachelor of Business and Commerce; Bachelor of Information Technology; Bachelor of Education; Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration); Bachelor of Paramedicine; Bachelor of Sport and Exercise and the Bachelor of Science (Biology, Computing, Psychology, Psychology and Human Physiology and Information Technology). It also provides foundational material for further studies in pre-tertiary courses in mathematics and physics.

After reviewing fundamental arithmetic principles, the course introduces proportional reasoning and develops this through a number of topics before introducing generalised mathematical thinking and basic algebra. The self-paced instruction allows students to develop confidence with mathematics, mathematical communication and general problem solving and provides students with the foundation skills to enable them to engage with the mathematical concepts encountered in the tertiary studies detailed above.

Course learning outcomes

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical topics essential for tertiary study as detailed below.
  2. Interpret and solve a range of problems involving mathematical concepts relevant to this course.
  3. Demonstrate the skills and understanding necessary to extend mathematical knowledge into everyday life and other studies.
  4. Effectively interpret and communicate mathematics within a range of concepts.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of learning strategies used in the study of mathematics.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to manage, and reflect on, their learning of the mathematics in this course.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Managing mathematics 2.00
2. Revision of topics covered in TPP7180 3.00
3. Comparing numbers – percentages, fractions, ratios and rates 15.00
4. The power of numbers – power rules, scientific notation, metric system 12.00
5. Representing relationships – formula and introduction to graphs 15.00
6. Representing relationships – straight line, parabolic and exponential graphs 16.00
7. Dealing with data – statistics and probability, introduction to graphing in Excel 19.00
8. Representing relationships – algebra 18.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

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 (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Problem Solving 1 No 15 1,2,3,4,5,6
Assignments Written Problem Solving 2 No 15 1,2,3,4,5,6
Assignments Written Problem Solving 3 No 20 1,2,3,4,5,6
Examinations Non-invigilated Time limited online examinatn No 50 1,2,3,4
Date printed 29 June 2022