Unit convenor and teaching staff 
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Unit convenor/lecturer
Elena Vynogradova
Contact via by email
12 Wally’s Walk, office 709
See iLearn
Lecturer
Ji Li
Contact via by email
12 Wally’s Walk, office 710
See iLearn


Credit points 
Credit points
10

Prerequisites 
Prerequisites

Corequisites 
Corequisites

Cobadged status 
Cobadged status

Unit description 
Unit description
This unit is an elementary unit designed for Engineering, Mathematics and Physics students whose mathematics background has not met the recommended standard for students entering these programs. One half of the unit provides an introduction to the ideas and techniques of differentiation and integration which are pervasive in the theoretical and practical models that underpin areas of science, engineering, economics and technology. The other half of the unit develops the algebraic skills and techniques including exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. 
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
HURDLES: All initial assessment tasks are hurdle requirements to pass this unit. Details of the hurdle mark will be provided on the iLearn page of the unit.
TWO LEVEL ASSESSMENT: Each module's initial test will be online, via the iLearn page. Multiple attempts are allowed; the highest mark counts towards the student's grade. For Modules 26 inclusive, any student who achieves a sufficiently high mark in the initial test will be eligible to sit the distinction level assessment, which will take place on in the time slot labelled "Lecture 2" on your timetable (see iLearn). Passing these distinction level assessments is required for a grade of D or HD, but not for grades of P or Cr.
Name  Weighting  Hurdle  Due 

Module 5 test  20%  Yes  Week 11 
Module 1 test  0%  Yes  ongoing 
Module 3 test  20%  Yes  Week 7 
Module 2 test  20%  Yes  Week 5 
Participation in SGTA classes  0%  Yes  Ongoing 
Module 4 test  20%  Yes  Week 9 
Module 6 test  20%  Yes  Week 13 
Assessment Type ^{1}: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task ^{2}: 5 hours
Due: Week 11
Weighting: 20%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)
Set of questions with multiple or short answers required (using words, numerical analysis, graphs and formulas).
Assessment Type ^{1}: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task ^{2}: 5 hours
Due: ongoing
Weighting: 0%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)
Set of questions with multiple or short answers required (using words, numerical analysis, graphs and formulas).
Assessment Type ^{1}: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task ^{2}: 5 hours
Due: Week 7
Weighting: 20%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)
Set of questions with multiple or short answers required (using words, numerical analysis, graphs and formulas).
Assessment Type ^{1}: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task ^{2}: 5 hours
Due: Week 5
Weighting: 20%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)
Set of questions with multiple or short answers required (using words, numerical analysis, graphs and formulas).
Assessment Type ^{1}: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task ^{2}: 0 hours
Due: Ongoing
Weighting: 0%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)
Students are expected to demonstrate their ability to engage with the unit by participating in SGTA classes.
Assessment Type ^{1}: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task ^{2}: 5 hours
Due: Week 9
Weighting: 20%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)
Set of questions with multiple or short answers required (using words, numerical analysis, graphs and formulas).
Assessment Type ^{1}: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task ^{2}: 5 hours
Due: Week 13
Weighting: 20%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)
Set of questions with multiple or short answers required (using words, numerical analysis, graphs and formulas).
^{1} If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
^{2} Indicative timeontask is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
ONLINE MATERIAL: Basic material for the unit will be presented online (access through links on iLearn). Students are expected to work through the material in their own time, before the lectures and SGTAs. All the material required to achieve a Pass or Credit in this unit is available in the online material.
LECTURES: There is 1 timetabled lecture each week, on Wednesdays, which will cover material required to achieve Distinction or High Distinction for this unit.
ASSESSMENT: P/Cr level assessment tasks are available online. The assessment tasks for Distinction/High Distinction level will be timetabled on Fridays (in the slot marked "Lecture 2" in the timetable).
SGTAs: Students should enrol in one 2 hour small group class each week. These classes will discuss solutions to problems presented in lectures and provide students with an opportunity to ask their tutors for assistance with understanding the unit material.
RESOURSES: No single book covers the content of MATH1000 precisely. Each of the following books (see links on the unit iLearn page) contains material useful and relevant to the unit.
'Main textbook (highly recommended but not compulsory) Calculus  single & multi variable, HughesHalley, Gleason & McCallum (7th edition), John Wiley. The library allow you to download a significant portion of the book. On the advanced search link for multi search, put in the title "calculus" and the author "HughesHal let", and it is the first result. (You will see "7 versions of this record exist."). Choosing the seventh edition takes you to where you can obtain online access, and download or view pdfs.
As indicated in the title, the text is predominantly calculus. However, Chapter 1 contains excellent material for the algebra part of the unit, covering exponential, logarithms, trigonometry, and polynomials. Later sections in the text cover geometric series.
'Recommended books
1. Active Prelude to Calculus by Boelkins.
2. Active Calculus by Boelkins et al
3. Modeling Life by Garfunkel et al (free download from Macquarie University internet connection)
4. MUMS modules. Material from the Numeracy Centre.
5. Pre calculus by Stitz and Zeager. See 3rd corrected edition.
6. Calculus by Strang.
Week  Material  Assessment Due 

1 
Module 1:


2  Module 1 continued  
3 
Module 2:


4  Module 2 continued  
5  Module 3:

Distinction Test (Module 2) 
6  Module 3 continued  
7  Module 4:

Distinction Test (Module 3) 
8  Module 4 continued  
9  Module 5:

Distinction Test (Module 4) 
10  Module 5 continued  
11  Module 6:

Distinction Test (Module 5) 
12  Module 6 continued  
13  Distinction Test (Module 6) 
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Unit information based on version 2022.04 of the Handbook