MTHS100 Introduction to Quantitative Skills
Updated: 20 January 2020Credit Points  6  
Offering 


Intensive School(s) 
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.


Supervised Exam  There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paperbased exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.  
Prerequisites  None  
Corequisites  None  
Restrictions  MATH101 or MATH102 or MATH120 or MATH123 or MTHS110 or MTHS120 or MTHS130  
Notes 
Students who are required to complete MTHS100 before enrolling for further MATH units may apply to the head of school for a waiver of the prerequisite requirements. Students should email mathsenquiries@une.edu.au if they have any questions or would like clarification. 

Combined Units  None  
Coordinator(s)  Gerd Schmalz (schmalz@une.edu.au)  
Unit Description 
In an increasingly datadriven world, the importance of quantitative skills has never been greater. However, not all students interested in the sciences have a strong mathematical background, or they may need a refresher of foundational topics once learned but since forgotten. In this unit, students will learn the importance of mathematics to science and develop mathematical understanding of core quantitative skills, allowing the confident application of basic mathematics required of any scientist. Important topics including algebraic concepts and functions are taught, allowing students to build a solid foundation before proceeding to more advanced units. This unit is intended to take a NSW HSC graduate in Mathematics General, and get them to the level of the beginning university maths unit (Quantitative Skills with Applications) taught at UNE. Topics covered include algebraic concepts, including expanding, simplifying, and factorising simple algebraic expressions; working with fractions, units, and percentages; and rules for indices/powers; linear functions, equations, inequalities, and graphs; quadratic functions, equations, inequalities, and graphs; polynomial and rational functions, trigonometric functions, equations, inequalities, and graphs; power and root functions, equations, inequalities, and graphs; and exponential and logarithmic functions, function composition, inverse functions. 

Recommended Material Optional 
Text(s): Note: Recommended material may be held in the University Library  purchase is optional
 
Disclaimer  Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period. 
Assessment 


Learning Outcomes (LO) 
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
