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MATH123 – Mathematics 123

2017 – S2 Day

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Lecturer
Ross Moore
Contact via ross.moore@mq.edu.au
12 Wally's Walk (E7A 733)
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Convener
Christopher Gordon
Contact via chris.gordon@mq.edu.au
12 Wally's Walk (E7A 614)
Monday 12pm - 1pm
Credit points Credit points
3
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit introduces students to a range of mathematical techniques from algebra and calculus. Its focus is on the modern application of these ideas, with a particular emphasis on applications to problems in economics, business and finance, and provides a sound mathematical basis for further study in these areas. Topics include algebra relevant to basic financial mathematics, the development of the techniques of differentiation and integration with applications to constrained and unconstrained optimisation, including multivariable cases, and the development and application of a variety of useful approximation techniques. A key focus of the unit is the development of a clear understanding of the role that mathematics plays in modern society, and the development of a sound grasp of how mathematics is used to provide sophisticated modelling of complex real problems.
While the mathematical content of this unit has considerable overlap with the mathematical content of MATH130, the flavour with which the material is presented is such that this unit is the appropriate choice for economics, business and finance students, while students who wish to pursue study in science will be better served by studying MATH130.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/enrolmentguide/academicdates/

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics, the multi-disciplinary role of mathematics and the way it contributes to the development in other fields of study.
  3. Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  4. Formulate and model "real world" problems, including identifying and applying appropriate mathematical techniques.
  5. Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  6. Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.
  7. Use technology to produce digital media for the purpose of communicating technical concepts.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social and environmental issues relating to professional mathematical work, identify and address issues arising in such professional work and make ethical decisions while collecting and analysing data and reporting findings.
  9. Work effectively, responsibly and safely in individual and team contexts.

General Assessment Information

HURDLES: This unit has no hurdle requirements. This means that there are no second chance examinations and assessments if you happen to fail at your first attempt, and your final grade is determined by adding the marks obtained for your examinations and assessments. Students should aim to get at least 60% for the course work in order to be reasonably confident of passing the unit.

IMPORTANT: If you apply for Disruption to Study for your final examination, you must make yourself available for the week of December 11 – 15, 2017.  If you are not available at that time, there is no guarantee an additional examination time will be offered. Specific examination dates and times will be determined at a later date.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Group work video 10% See iLearn
Assignments 30% see iLearn
Final examination 40% No University Examination Period
Post tute 20% See iLearn

Group work video

Due: See iLearn
Weighting: 10%

Group assignment where a vodcast is created.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics, the multi-disciplinary role of mathematics and the way it contributes to the development in other fields of study.
  • Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  • Formulate and model "real world" problems, including identifying and applying appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  • Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.
  • Use technology to produce digital media for the purpose of communicating technical concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social and environmental issues relating to professional mathematical work, identify and address issues arising in such professional work and make ethical decisions while collecting and analysing data and reporting findings.
  • Work effectively, responsibly and safely in individual and team contexts.

Assignments

Due: see iLearn
Weighting: 30%

Three assignments, each having a weight of 10%.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics, the multi-disciplinary role of mathematics and the way it contributes to the development in other fields of study.
  • Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  • Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  • Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.

Final examination

Due: University Examination Period
Weighting: 40%

Final examination


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics, the multi-disciplinary role of mathematics and the way it contributes to the development in other fields of study.
  • Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  • Formulate and model "real world" problems, including identifying and applying appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  • Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social and environmental issues relating to professional mathematical work, identify and address issues arising in such professional work and make ethical decisions while collecting and analysing data and reporting findings.
  • Work effectively, responsibly and safely in individual and team contexts.

Post tute

Due: See iLearn
Weighting: 20%

Complete post-tute assessment on a weekly basis.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  • Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  • Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  • Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.

Delivery and Resources

Classes

Lectures: you should attend two hours of each lecture stream each week, making a total of four hours.

Tutorials: you should attend one tutorial each week.

Workshops: available for students wanting to see more examples and ask further questions. Attendance is strongly recommended.

Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials

 

The main text for this unit is:

Mavron, et al, Mathematics for Economics and Finance, Springer.

It can be found here. The book can be downloaded when using an academic internet connection, such as using your student login details at university.

There are a variety of texts that cover the content of the unit:

  • Jacques: Mathematics for Economics and Business, any edition, Pearson. Library call number HB135 .J32 2015.
  • Bradley: Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business, Wiley, 4th edition, 2013. Library call number HF5691 .B7 2013.

There are many books in the library with similar content.

The following texts are also useful for this unit, and are available from the CO-OP Bookshop on campus, and are in the Library.

  • Stewart, Redlin and Watson; Precalculus: mathematics for calculus, 5th edition
  • Hughes-Hallett and Gleason; Calculus: single and multivariable, 4th edition

Additional Notes

  • Numeracy Centre notes on introductory concepts and techniques that are assumed knowledge for MATH123. These notes also cover some of the material in MATH123. Students who have not studied maths for several years, or who did HSC General Mathematics often find these notes helpful.

Technology Used and Required

Students are expected to have access to an internet enabled computer with a web browser and Adobe Reader software. Several areas of the university provide wireless access for portable computers. There are computers for student use in the Library.

In order to complete the group work video assessment task, students will need access to a device capable of recording video and audio, such as a smartphone or computer with a webcam. Students who do not have access to such devices will be assisted in joining a group that does. 

Difficulties with your home computer or internet connection do not constitute a reasonable excuse for lateness of, or failure to submit, assessment tasks.

Unit Schedule

WEEK BEGINNING CALCULUS ALGEBRA TASK DUE
1 31/7/2017 Graphs Order of operations, decimals, Fractions, real numbers  
2 7/8/2017 The XY plane Expansions and Factorisation  
3 14/8/2017 Derivatives Powers, Linear equations  
4 21/8/2017 Marginals, Tangents and Normals Linear and Quadratic equations  
5 28/8/2017 Maxima and Minima Linear and Quadratic equations  
6 4/9/2017 Optimization Exponential and logarithmic functions  
                                                                                                              
7 11/9/2017 Integration Exponential and logarithmic functions  
8 2/10/2017 Exponentials, Logs, and Lagrange Multipliers Inequalities, absolute value  
9 9/10/2017 Lagrange Multipliers Progressions: arithmetic and geometric  
10 16/10/2017 Newton's Method Applications of GPs to finance  
11 23/10/2017 Numerical Integration Matrices  
12 30/10/2017 Differential Equations Matrices and Linear Equations  
13 6/11/2017                              Revision                                              Revision  

Learning and Teaching Activities

Lectures

There will be four one hour lectures per week, where the concepts are introduced, explained and illustrated. During these the content of the unit will be explained and example problems will be solved and applications in other disciplines discussed.

Tutorial

There will be one compulsory one-hour tutorial class per week. The tutorial questions will be available on iLearn by the end of the previous week. Each set of tutorial questions will contain • A preparatory set of questions to be completed before the tutorial to reinforce the basic concepts in the previous weeks lectures. You will be given short answers to these questions at the beginning of the tutorial to allow you to check your own work. • A set of questions that will discussed in the tutorial. Mathematics is best learnt by active participation in solving problems, and you will gain the most benefit from the tutorials by actively participating in the discussion of these problems and asking for clarification of things you do not understand. Your tutor will guide you to ensure that the class develops coherent, well presented answers. • A set of further problems to enable you to further develop your understanding after the tutorial. If time permits, some of these questions may be considered in the tutorial. • One or two homework problems, similar to those discussed in the tutorial, to be handed in at the next tutorial for marking. These are designed to provide you with timely feedback on the development of your skills and understanding. We will use the 8 best marks from the weekly homework to determine the tutorial component of your grade. Your homework will only be marked if you attend and participate in the entire tutorial. The mathematics department considers that using only the best 8 marks is a sufficient remedy for any disruption that may occur to a student. A set of model answers for the tutorial questions will be posted on iLearn at the end of each week. Model answers for the marked homework will be provided on the following week.

Assignments

There will be three assignments in this unit. Assignment questions will be made available on iLearn after the material required to answer them has been covered in lectures and at least two weeks before the due date. While we encourage collaborative learning, these are individual assignments, and the work you submit must be your own work. For your own protection, we advise all students participating in group study sessions related to assignment questions to ensure that all participants in such groups destroy any notes they have made at the end of such a session. Participants can then independently construct their own solutions based on the understanding and insight provided by the study session without running the risk of breaching the rules relating to academic misconduct.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central. Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html

Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html

Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html

Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html​

Disruption to Studies Policy (in effect until Dec 4th, 2017): http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html

Special Consideration Policy (in effect from Dec 4th, 2017): https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration

In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/

Results

Results shown in iLearn, or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au.

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to improve your marks and take control of your study.

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Graduate Capabilities

Discipline Specific Knowledge and Skills

Our graduates will take with them the intellectual development, depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content in their chosen fields to make them competent and confident in their subject or profession. They will be able to demonstrate, where relevant, professional technical competence and meet professional standards. They will be able to articulate the structure of knowledge of their discipline, be able to adapt discipline-specific knowledge to novel situations, and be able to contribute from their discipline to inter-disciplinary solutions to problems.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics, the multi-disciplinary role of mathematics and the way it contributes to the development in other fields of study.
  • Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  • Formulate and model "real world" problems, including identifying and applying appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  • Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.
  • Use technology to produce digital media for the purpose of communicating technical concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social and environmental issues relating to professional mathematical work, identify and address issues arising in such professional work and make ethical decisions while collecting and analysing data and reporting findings.
  • Work effectively, responsibly and safely in individual and team contexts.

Assessment tasks

  • Group work video
  • Assignments
  • Final examination
  • Post tute

Learning and teaching activities

  • There will be four one hour lectures per week, where the concepts are introduced, explained and illustrated. During these the content of the unit will be explained and example problems will be solved and applications in other disciplines discussed.
  • There will be one compulsory one-hour tutorial class per week. The tutorial questions will be available on iLearn by the end of the previous week. Each set of tutorial questions will contain • A preparatory set of questions to be completed before the tutorial to reinforce the basic concepts in the previous weeks lectures. You will be given short answers to these questions at the beginning of the tutorial to allow you to check your own work. • A set of questions that will discussed in the tutorial. Mathematics is best learnt by active participation in solving problems, and you will gain the most benefit from the tutorials by actively participating in the discussion of these problems and asking for clarification of things you do not understand. Your tutor will guide you to ensure that the class develops coherent, well presented answers. • A set of further problems to enable you to further develop your understanding after the tutorial. If time permits, some of these questions may be considered in the tutorial. • One or two homework problems, similar to those discussed in the tutorial, to be handed in at the next tutorial for marking. These are designed to provide you with timely feedback on the development of your skills and understanding. We will use the 8 best marks from the weekly homework to determine the tutorial component of your grade. Your homework will only be marked if you attend and participate in the entire tutorial. The mathematics department considers that using only the best 8 marks is a sufficient remedy for any disruption that may occur to a student. A set of model answers for the tutorial questions will be posted on iLearn at the end of each week. Model answers for the marked homework will be provided on the following week.
  • There will be three assignments in this unit. Assignment questions will be made available on iLearn after the material required to answer them has been covered in lectures and at least two weeks before the due date. While we encourage collaborative learning, these are individual assignments, and the work you submit must be your own work. For your own protection, we advise all students participating in group study sessions related to assignment questions to ensure that all participants in such groups destroy any notes they have made at the end of such a session. Participants can then independently construct their own solutions based on the understanding and insight provided by the study session without running the risk of breaching the rules relating to academic misconduct.

Problem Solving and Research Capability

Our graduates should be capable of researching; of analysing, and interpreting and assessing data and information in various forms; of drawing connections across fields of knowledge; and they should be able to relate their knowledge to complex situations at work or in the world, in order to diagnose and solve problems. We want them to have the confidence to take the initiative in doing so, within an awareness of their own limitations.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics, the multi-disciplinary role of mathematics and the way it contributes to the development in other fields of study.
  • Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  • Formulate and model "real world" problems, including identifying and applying appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  • Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.
  • Use technology to produce digital media for the purpose of communicating technical concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social and environmental issues relating to professional mathematical work, identify and address issues arising in such professional work and make ethical decisions while collecting and analysing data and reporting findings.
  • Work effectively, responsibly and safely in individual and team contexts.

Assessment tasks

  • Group work video
  • Assignments
  • Final examination

Learning and teaching activities

  • There will be four one hour lectures per week, where the concepts are introduced, explained and illustrated. During these the content of the unit will be explained and example problems will be solved and applications in other disciplines discussed.
  • There will be one compulsory one-hour tutorial class per week. The tutorial questions will be available on iLearn by the end of the previous week. Each set of tutorial questions will contain • A preparatory set of questions to be completed before the tutorial to reinforce the basic concepts in the previous weeks lectures. You will be given short answers to these questions at the beginning of the tutorial to allow you to check your own work. • A set of questions that will discussed in the tutorial. Mathematics is best learnt by active participation in solving problems, and you will gain the most benefit from the tutorials by actively participating in the discussion of these problems and asking for clarification of things you do not understand. Your tutor will guide you to ensure that the class develops coherent, well presented answers. • A set of further problems to enable you to further develop your understanding after the tutorial. If time permits, some of these questions may be considered in the tutorial. • One or two homework problems, similar to those discussed in the tutorial, to be handed in at the next tutorial for marking. These are designed to provide you with timely feedback on the development of your skills and understanding. We will use the 8 best marks from the weekly homework to determine the tutorial component of your grade. Your homework will only be marked if you attend and participate in the entire tutorial. The mathematics department considers that using only the best 8 marks is a sufficient remedy for any disruption that may occur to a student. A set of model answers for the tutorial questions will be posted on iLearn at the end of each week. Model answers for the marked homework will be provided on the following week.
  • There will be three assignments in this unit. Assignment questions will be made available on iLearn after the material required to answer them has been covered in lectures and at least two weeks before the due date. While we encourage collaborative learning, these are individual assignments, and the work you submit must be your own work. For your own protection, we advise all students participating in group study sessions related to assignment questions to ensure that all participants in such groups destroy any notes they have made at the end of such a session. Participants can then independently construct their own solutions based on the understanding and insight provided by the study session without running the risk of breaching the rules relating to academic misconduct.

Effective Communication

We want to develop in our students the ability to communicate and convey their views in forms effective with different audiences. We want our graduates to take with them the capability to read, listen, question, gather and evaluate information resources in a variety of formats, assess, write clearly, speak effectively, and to use visual communication and communication technologies as appropriate.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics, the multi-disciplinary role of mathematics and the way it contributes to the development in other fields of study.
  • Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  • Formulate and model "real world" problems, including identifying and applying appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  • Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.
  • Use technology to produce digital media for the purpose of communicating technical concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social and environmental issues relating to professional mathematical work, identify and address issues arising in such professional work and make ethical decisions while collecting and analysing data and reporting findings.
  • Work effectively, responsibly and safely in individual and team contexts.

Assessment tasks

  • Group work video
  • Assignments
  • Final examination
  • Post tute

Learning and teaching activities

  • There will be four one hour lectures per week, where the concepts are introduced, explained and illustrated. During these the content of the unit will be explained and example problems will be solved and applications in other disciplines discussed.
  • There will be one compulsory one-hour tutorial class per week. The tutorial questions will be available on iLearn by the end of the previous week. Each set of tutorial questions will contain • A preparatory set of questions to be completed before the tutorial to reinforce the basic concepts in the previous weeks lectures. You will be given short answers to these questions at the beginning of the tutorial to allow you to check your own work. • A set of questions that will discussed in the tutorial. Mathematics is best learnt by active participation in solving problems, and you will gain the most benefit from the tutorials by actively participating in the discussion of these problems and asking for clarification of things you do not understand. Your tutor will guide you to ensure that the class develops coherent, well presented answers. • A set of further problems to enable you to further develop your understanding after the tutorial. If time permits, some of these questions may be considered in the tutorial. • One or two homework problems, similar to those discussed in the tutorial, to be handed in at the next tutorial for marking. These are designed to provide you with timely feedback on the development of your skills and understanding. We will use the 8 best marks from the weekly homework to determine the tutorial component of your grade. Your homework will only be marked if you attend and participate in the entire tutorial. The mathematics department considers that using only the best 8 marks is a sufficient remedy for any disruption that may occur to a student. A set of model answers for the tutorial questions will be posted on iLearn at the end of each week. Model answers for the marked homework will be provided on the following week.
  • There will be three assignments in this unit. Assignment questions will be made available on iLearn after the material required to answer them has been covered in lectures and at least two weeks before the due date. While we encourage collaborative learning, these are individual assignments, and the work you submit must be your own work. For your own protection, we advise all students participating in group study sessions related to assignment questions to ensure that all participants in such groups destroy any notes they have made at the end of such a session. Participants can then independently construct their own solutions based on the understanding and insight provided by the study session without running the risk of breaching the rules relating to academic misconduct.

Capable of Professional and Personal Judgement and Initiative

We want our graduates to have emotional intelligence and sound interpersonal skills and to demonstrate discernment and common sense in their professional and personal judgement. They will exercise initiative as needed. They will be capable of risk assessment, and be able to handle ambiguity and complexity, enabling them to be adaptable in diverse and changing environments.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics, the multi-disciplinary role of mathematics and the way it contributes to the development in other fields of study.
  • Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  • Formulate and model "real world" problems, including identifying and applying appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  • Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.
  • Use technology to produce digital media for the purpose of communicating technical concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social and environmental issues relating to professional mathematical work, identify and address issues arising in such professional work and make ethical decisions while collecting and analysing data and reporting findings.
  • Work effectively, responsibly and safely in individual and team contexts.

Assessment tasks

  • Group work video
  • Assignments
  • Final examination

Learning and teaching activities

  • There will be four one hour lectures per week, where the concepts are introduced, explained and illustrated. During these the content of the unit will be explained and example problems will be solved and applications in other disciplines discussed.
  • There will be one compulsory one-hour tutorial class per week. The tutorial questions will be available on iLearn by the end of the previous week. Each set of tutorial questions will contain • A preparatory set of questions to be completed before the tutorial to reinforce the basic concepts in the previous weeks lectures. You will be given short answers to these questions at the beginning of the tutorial to allow you to check your own work. • A set of questions that will discussed in the tutorial. Mathematics is best learnt by active participation in solving problems, and you will gain the most benefit from the tutorials by actively participating in the discussion of these problems and asking for clarification of things you do not understand. Your tutor will guide you to ensure that the class develops coherent, well presented answers. • A set of further problems to enable you to further develop your understanding after the tutorial. If time permits, some of these questions may be considered in the tutorial. • One or two homework problems, similar to those discussed in the tutorial, to be handed in at the next tutorial for marking. These are designed to provide you with timely feedback on the development of your skills and understanding. We will use the 8 best marks from the weekly homework to determine the tutorial component of your grade. Your homework will only be marked if you attend and participate in the entire tutorial. The mathematics department considers that using only the best 8 marks is a sufficient remedy for any disruption that may occur to a student. A set of model answers for the tutorial questions will be posted on iLearn at the end of each week. Model answers for the marked homework will be provided on the following week.

Critical, Analytical and Integrative Thinking

We want our graduates to be capable of reasoning, questioning and analysing, and to integrate and synthesise learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments; to be able to critique constraints, assumptions and limitations; to be able to think independently and systemically in relation to scholarly activity, in the workplace, and in the world. We want them to have a level of scientific and information technology literacy.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics, the multi-disciplinary role of mathematics and the way it contributes to the development in other fields of study.
  • Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  • Formulate and model "real world" problems, including identifying and applying appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  • Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.
  • Use technology to produce digital media for the purpose of communicating technical concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social and environmental issues relating to professional mathematical work, identify and address issues arising in such professional work and make ethical decisions while collecting and analysing data and reporting findings.
  • Work effectively, responsibly and safely in individual and team contexts.

Assessment tasks

  • Group work video
  • Assignments
  • Final examination
  • Post tute

Learning and teaching activities

  • There will be four one hour lectures per week, where the concepts are introduced, explained and illustrated. During these the content of the unit will be explained and example problems will be solved and applications in other disciplines discussed.
  • There will be one compulsory one-hour tutorial class per week. The tutorial questions will be available on iLearn by the end of the previous week. Each set of tutorial questions will contain • A preparatory set of questions to be completed before the tutorial to reinforce the basic concepts in the previous weeks lectures. You will be given short answers to these questions at the beginning of the tutorial to allow you to check your own work. • A set of questions that will discussed in the tutorial. Mathematics is best learnt by active participation in solving problems, and you will gain the most benefit from the tutorials by actively participating in the discussion of these problems and asking for clarification of things you do not understand. Your tutor will guide you to ensure that the class develops coherent, well presented answers. • A set of further problems to enable you to further develop your understanding after the tutorial. If time permits, some of these questions may be considered in the tutorial. • One or two homework problems, similar to those discussed in the tutorial, to be handed in at the next tutorial for marking. These are designed to provide you with timely feedback on the development of your skills and understanding. We will use the 8 best marks from the weekly homework to determine the tutorial component of your grade. Your homework will only be marked if you attend and participate in the entire tutorial. The mathematics department considers that using only the best 8 marks is a sufficient remedy for any disruption that may occur to a student. A set of model answers for the tutorial questions will be posted on iLearn at the end of each week. Model answers for the marked homework will be provided on the following week.
  • There will be three assignments in this unit. Assignment questions will be made available on iLearn after the material required to answer them has been covered in lectures and at least two weeks before the due date. While we encourage collaborative learning, these are individual assignments, and the work you submit must be your own work. For your own protection, we advise all students participating in group study sessions related to assignment questions to ensure that all participants in such groups destroy any notes they have made at the end of such a session. Participants can then independently construct their own solutions based on the understanding and insight provided by the study session without running the risk of breaching the rules relating to academic misconduct.

Creative and Innovative

Our graduates will also be capable of creative thinking and of creating knowledge. They will be imaginative and open to experience and capable of innovation at work and in the community. We want them to be engaged in applying their critical, creative thinking.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics, the multi-disciplinary role of mathematics and the way it contributes to the development in other fields of study.
  • Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  • Formulate and model "real world" problems, including identifying and applying appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  • Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.
  • Use technology to produce digital media for the purpose of communicating technical concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social and environmental issues relating to professional mathematical work, identify and address issues arising in such professional work and make ethical decisions while collecting and analysing data and reporting findings.
  • Work effectively, responsibly and safely in individual and team contexts.

Assessment tasks

  • Group work video
  • Assignments
  • Final examination

Learning and teaching activities

  • There will be four one hour lectures per week, where the concepts are introduced, explained and illustrated. During these the content of the unit will be explained and example problems will be solved and applications in other disciplines discussed.
  • There will be one compulsory one-hour tutorial class per week. The tutorial questions will be available on iLearn by the end of the previous week. Each set of tutorial questions will contain • A preparatory set of questions to be completed before the tutorial to reinforce the basic concepts in the previous weeks lectures. You will be given short answers to these questions at the beginning of the tutorial to allow you to check your own work. • A set of questions that will discussed in the tutorial. Mathematics is best learnt by active participation in solving problems, and you will gain the most benefit from the tutorials by actively participating in the discussion of these problems and asking for clarification of things you do not understand. Your tutor will guide you to ensure that the class develops coherent, well presented answers. • A set of further problems to enable you to further develop your understanding after the tutorial. If time permits, some of these questions may be considered in the tutorial. • One or two homework problems, similar to those discussed in the tutorial, to be handed in at the next tutorial for marking. These are designed to provide you with timely feedback on the development of your skills and understanding. We will use the 8 best marks from the weekly homework to determine the tutorial component of your grade. Your homework will only be marked if you attend and participate in the entire tutorial. The mathematics department considers that using only the best 8 marks is a sufficient remedy for any disruption that may occur to a student. A set of model answers for the tutorial questions will be posted on iLearn at the end of each week. Model answers for the marked homework will be provided on the following week.
  • There will be three assignments in this unit. Assignment questions will be made available on iLearn after the material required to answer them has been covered in lectures and at least two weeks before the due date. While we encourage collaborative learning, these are individual assignments, and the work you submit must be your own work. For your own protection, we advise all students participating in group study sessions related to assignment questions to ensure that all participants in such groups destroy any notes they have made at the end of such a session. Participants can then independently construct their own solutions based on the understanding and insight provided by the study session without running the risk of breaching the rules relating to academic misconduct.

Engaged and Ethical Local and Global citizens

As local citizens our graduates will be aware of indigenous perspectives and of the nation's historical context. They will be engaged with the challenges of contemporary society and with knowledge and ideas. We want our graduates to have respect for diversity, to be open-minded, sensitive to others and inclusive, and to be open to other cultures and perspectives: they should have a level of cultural literacy. Our graduates should be aware of disadvantage and social justice, and be willing to participate to help create a wiser and better society.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics, the multi-disciplinary role of mathematics and the way it contributes to the development in other fields of study.
  • Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  • Formulate and model "real world" problems, including identifying and applying appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  • Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.
  • Use technology to produce digital media for the purpose of communicating technical concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social and environmental issues relating to professional mathematical work, identify and address issues arising in such professional work and make ethical decisions while collecting and analysing data and reporting findings.
  • Work effectively, responsibly and safely in individual and team contexts.

Assessment tasks

  • Group work video
  • Assignments
  • Final examination

Learning and teaching activities

  • There will be four one hour lectures per week, where the concepts are introduced, explained and illustrated. During these the content of the unit will be explained and example problems will be solved and applications in other disciplines discussed.
  • There will be one compulsory one-hour tutorial class per week. The tutorial questions will be available on iLearn by the end of the previous week. Each set of tutorial questions will contain • A preparatory set of questions to be completed before the tutorial to reinforce the basic concepts in the previous weeks lectures. You will be given short answers to these questions at the beginning of the tutorial to allow you to check your own work. • A set of questions that will discussed in the tutorial. Mathematics is best learnt by active participation in solving problems, and you will gain the most benefit from the tutorials by actively participating in the discussion of these problems and asking for clarification of things you do not understand. Your tutor will guide you to ensure that the class develops coherent, well presented answers. • A set of further problems to enable you to further develop your understanding after the tutorial. If time permits, some of these questions may be considered in the tutorial. • One or two homework problems, similar to those discussed in the tutorial, to be handed in at the next tutorial for marking. These are designed to provide you with timely feedback on the development of your skills and understanding. We will use the 8 best marks from the weekly homework to determine the tutorial component of your grade. Your homework will only be marked if you attend and participate in the entire tutorial. The mathematics department considers that using only the best 8 marks is a sufficient remedy for any disruption that may occur to a student. A set of model answers for the tutorial questions will be posted on iLearn at the end of each week. Model answers for the marked homework will be provided on the following week.

Socially and Environmentally Active and Responsible

We want our graduates to be aware of and have respect for self and others; to be able to work with others as a leader and a team player; to have a sense of connectedness with others and country; and to have a sense of mutual obligation. Our graduates should be informed and active participants in moving society towards sustainability.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics, the multi-disciplinary role of mathematics and the way it contributes to the development in other fields of study.
  • Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  • Formulate and model "real world" problems, including identifying and applying appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  • Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.
  • Use technology to produce digital media for the purpose of communicating technical concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social and environmental issues relating to professional mathematical work, identify and address issues arising in such professional work and make ethical decisions while collecting and analysing data and reporting findings.
  • Work effectively, responsibly and safely in individual and team contexts.

Assessment task

  • Group work video

Learning and teaching activity

  • There will be four one hour lectures per week, where the concepts are introduced, explained and illustrated. During these the content of the unit will be explained and example problems will be solved and applications in other disciplines discussed.
  • There will be one compulsory one-hour tutorial class per week. The tutorial questions will be available on iLearn by the end of the previous week. Each set of tutorial questions will contain • A preparatory set of questions to be completed before the tutorial to reinforce the basic concepts in the previous weeks lectures. You will be given short answers to these questions at the beginning of the tutorial to allow you to check your own work. • A set of questions that will discussed in the tutorial. Mathematics is best learnt by active participation in solving problems, and you will gain the most benefit from the tutorials by actively participating in the discussion of these problems and asking for clarification of things you do not understand. Your tutor will guide you to ensure that the class develops coherent, well presented answers. • A set of further problems to enable you to further develop your understanding after the tutorial. If time permits, some of these questions may be considered in the tutorial. • One or two homework problems, similar to those discussed in the tutorial, to be handed in at the next tutorial for marking. These are designed to provide you with timely feedback on the development of your skills and understanding. We will use the 8 best marks from the weekly homework to determine the tutorial component of your grade. Your homework will only be marked if you attend and participate in the entire tutorial. The mathematics department considers that using only the best 8 marks is a sufficient remedy for any disruption that may occur to a student. A set of model answers for the tutorial questions will be posted on iLearn at the end of each week. Model answers for the marked homework will be provided on the following week.

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Our graduates will have enquiring minds and a literate curiosity which will lead them to pursue knowledge for its own sake. They will continue to pursue learning in their careers and as they participate in the world. They will be capable of reflecting on their experiences and relationships with others and the environment, learning from them, and growing - personally, professionally and socially.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of mathematics as they apply to finance, economics, and the sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics, the multi-disciplinary role of mathematics and the way it contributes to the development in other fields of study.
  • Construct sustained logical, clearly presented and justified mathematical arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  • Formulate and model "real world" problems, including identifying and applying appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Apply mathematical principles, concepts, techniques and technology efficiently to solve "real world" problems.
  • Appropriately interpret mathematical models communicated in a wide range of forms.
  • Use technology to produce digital media for the purpose of communicating technical concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social and environmental issues relating to professional mathematical work, identify and address issues arising in such professional work and make ethical decisions while collecting and analysing data and reporting findings.
  • Work effectively, responsibly and safely in individual and team contexts.

Assessment tasks

  • Group work video
  • Assignments
  • Post tute

Learning and teaching activities

  • There will be four one hour lectures per week, where the concepts are introduced, explained and illustrated. During these the content of the unit will be explained and example problems will be solved and applications in other disciplines discussed.
  • There will be one compulsory one-hour tutorial class per week. The tutorial questions will be available on iLearn by the end of the previous week. Each set of tutorial questions will contain • A preparatory set of questions to be completed before the tutorial to reinforce the basic concepts in the previous weeks lectures. You will be given short answers to these questions at the beginning of the tutorial to allow you to check your own work. • A set of questions that will discussed in the tutorial. Mathematics is best learnt by active participation in solving problems, and you will gain the most benefit from the tutorials by actively participating in the discussion of these problems and asking for clarification of things you do not understand. Your tutor will guide you to ensure that the class develops coherent, well presented answers. • A set of further problems to enable you to further develop your understanding after the tutorial. If time permits, some of these questions may be considered in the tutorial. • One or two homework problems, similar to those discussed in the tutorial, to be handed in at the next tutorial for marking. These are designed to provide you with timely feedback on the development of your skills and understanding. We will use the 8 best marks from the weekly homework to determine the tutorial component of your grade. Your homework will only be marked if you attend and participate in the entire tutorial. The mathematics department considers that using only the best 8 marks is a sufficient remedy for any disruption that may occur to a student. A set of model answers for the tutorial questions will be posted on iLearn at the end of each week. Model answers for the marked homework will be provided on the following week.
  • There will be three assignments in this unit. Assignment questions will be made available on iLearn after the material required to answer them has been covered in lectures and at least two weeks before the due date. While we encourage collaborative learning, these are individual assignments, and the work you submit must be your own work. For your own protection, we advise all students participating in group study sessions related to assignment questions to ensure that all participants in such groups destroy any notes they have made at the end of such a session. Participants can then independently construct their own solutions based on the understanding and insight provided by the study session without running the risk of breaching the rules relating to academic misconduct.