School Of Computing And Mathematics

Mathematics ToolboxWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300589.1


Student Contribution Band: NP

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
This unit should only be taken by students who have a General Mathematics background, or a HSC Mathematics background achieved at band 2 or 3 or equivalent. TAFE students and students who have not studied mathematics for several years may also be potential candidates required to take this unit. Only those students enrolled in a Science/Computing/Business degree course should enrol in this unit, and this enrolment must take place in their first year of study. Students may NOT concurrently enrol in Mathematics Toolbox and any other mathematics/ statistics unit. Due to the requirements above, permission is required to enrol in this unit. Please contact the unit coordinator.

About this Unit
Mathematics Toolbox will cover basic mathematical concepts, such as algebraic, graphical, trigonometric and arithmetic skills that are needed in a variety of contexts. In any one semester, six areas of content will be considered from the following: Basic Numerical Operations, Basic Algebraic Operations, Functions and Graphs, Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations and Quadratic Functions, Basic Trigonometry, Financial Mathematics and Basic Statistics. In addition to the mathematical content, students will be exposed to strategies that will help them to learn to study mathematics effectively and also to lessen any mathematical anxiety problems that they may experience.

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