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SWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE L0046FS

Subject Code

LFSC005

Title

Introductory Mathematics

Teaching Period

October-January

1.

Year

2013 2014

Group

Foundation Studies

Contact Details Name

Telephone

Email

Subject Convenor

Bob Peoples

92144649

bpeoples@groupwise.swin.edu.au

Director of Studies(Acting)

Damian Sullivan

92148939

damiansullivan@swin.edu.au

Teachers

Bob Peoples

92144649

bpeoples@groupwise.swin.edu.au

Betty Key

92148266

bkey@swin.edu.au

9214 8585

General Administration Contact Program Office

Room TD 190 Swinburne College

Key Contact

Kathleen Drew (Foundation) TD194

2.

Learning and Teaching Structure

Delivery: This unit is taught through a 2-hour lecture and (2 x 1.5) hour’s tutorials/workshops each week. The mode of delivery is face to face. In a semester, you would normally expect to spend, on average, twelve and a half hours of total time (formal contact time plus independent study time) a week on a 12.5 credit point unit of study. In developing the English language competencies of international students all classes will be guided by the 10 Good Practices Principles as set down by the Australian Government. http://www.deewr.gov.au/HigherEducation/Publications/Pages/GoodPracticePrinciples.aspx

3. Email communication For privacy and reliability reasons Swinburne College will only communicate with you via your official Swinburne College email account. It is your responsibility to check this account regularly for important official communication. Your email account is your student number @swin.edu.au

4. Special Needs If you have special needs you should advise your Academic Manager by the end of the second week of the teaching period. In addition, you are recommended to notify the Equity Office if you have not already done so. http://www.swinburne.edu.au/stuserv/equity/

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5.

Module Outline

Contact Hours

70

Module Type

Core

Pre/Co Requisites

Nil

Description / Aims

In this unit students will be introduced to mathematics and some basic statistics concepts with an emphasis on methodology and processes so as to facilitate an understanding of mathematics and analysis of data and its results/outcomes. The purpose is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to apply mathematical and statistical techniques to a range of applications. The diverse stream of students is considered in the formation and structure of this subject. Decision -making is a key to this purpose. The aims are to develop students understanding of a range of mathematical and statistical concepts and their ability to apply them. The unit also aims to develop student’s capacity to understand, analyse and use graphical and other visual representation of data. Computer applications relevant to the student’s streams will be part of the overall unit.

Learning Outcomes

1 Understand the fundamentals of Arithmetic Modelling including ratios and percentages; fractions converted into decimals; reciprocals. 2 Recognize the fundamentals of Algebraic Modelling such as: powers, exponentials, squares, square roots, indices, division, and multiplication. 3 Identify and interpret basics of Graphical Analysis as such and apply and analyse uses including breakeven analysis and linear programming. 4 Explain the importance of Data Analysis with an emphasis on sampling aspects. 5 Prepare , plot and interpret data for visual presentation 6 Calculate and interpret the basic measures of central tendency and dispersion for ungrouped and grouped data. 7 Establish an introduction to Matrices. 8 Apply elementary probability concepts including reference to Venn diagrams. 9 Identify with and calculate elementary aspects of Financial Mathematics including an investment overview, depreciation, simple and compound interest. 10 Understand and apply Computer Applications across various streams.

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Weekly Schedule SWINBURNE COLLEGE - PATHWAYS PROGRAMS TIMELINE – TEACHING PERIOD NOTE: Program is subject to change.

Week

Week Commencing

Topic and Learning Outcomes

Assessment/Exercises

Monday 1

October 14th

Algebraic Modelling

2

October 21st

Arithmetic Modelling

3

October 28th

Graphical Analysis

4

November 4th

Graphical Analysis

5

November 11th

Data Analysis; information for Assessment 2

6

November 18th

Data Analysis; Computer applications

7

November 25th

Probability

8

December 2nd

Probability

9

December 9th

Matrices

10

December 16th

Matrices

11

January 6th

Financial Mathematics

12

January 13th

Financial Mathematics;

Assessment 1 (30%) ***

Assessment 2 (20%)

Computer applications 13

January 20th

14

January 27th

Review

Exam Week 27th January 2014

FINAL EXAMINATION (50%)

NOTE: Program is subject to change. ***

Subject to timetable aspects at the start of week 4 due to Cup Day holiday.....Will be confirmed at the end of week 3 via a Blackboard announcement.

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7.

Assessment Details

Assessment Outline Assessment Task Assessment Task 1- Test

Weighting

Learning Outcomes

30%

1,2,3

Assessment Task 2Analyses/problems/exercises

20%

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Exam

50%

4,5,6,7,8,9,10

8.

Minimum requirements to pass this subject

In order to pass this subject you must achieve an overall 50% minimum pass mark. In determining the final results of students in marginal categories (eg: pass/fail or pass/credit), emphasis will be given to the performance in the final examination /assessment.

9.

Learning Resources

Reference Dickman Greg, 2005, “Financial Forecasting and Data Analysis”, Thomson Learning,

Australia. Other

Blackboard will be utilised

Other

(Scientific) Calculator.

10.

Blackboard site for this subject

Important information concerning this subject is placed on Blackboard, the Swinburne College course management system. It is your responsibility to access Blackboard on a regular basis. The address is; http://ilearn.swin.edu.au

11. Submission of assignments Not applicable for this subject as no assignment component. Assessments, Tests and Special Exams 

Where a student has missed a test, in-class assessment or exam, a later-sitting of a test/assessment or Special Exam will be made available without penalty only in cases where the Application for Special Consideration in Assessment-TAFE form , accompanied by a Medical Impact Statement and Medical certificate is date stamped at Reception and submitted to the appropriate Academic Manager within 72 hours of the assessment due date.

Later-sitting of tests/assessment will normally be held on the Wednesday morning following the original test date. The location and time for these tests is notified to approved students via email.

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Related Links Medical Impact Statement http://www.swinburne.edu.au/corporate/registrar/student/Medical_impact_statement.pdf Application for Special Consideration in Assessment –TAFE http://www.swinburne.edu.au/studentoperations/docs/student/special_consideration_TAFE.pdf       

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Assignments need to follow the Harvard standard/style of presentation. A style brochure is available in the library. http://www.swinburne.edu.au/lib/researchhelp/harvard_style.html Assignments are to be submitted according to the class teacher’s requirements before the specified time and date. Students need to ensure they keep a hard copy of any assignments they submit. This copy needs to be DATED. Keeping an electronic copy on file is not adequate. Students should note that Saturday and Sunday are deemed to be working days in the case of late submission of assignments. Plagiarism will not be permitted. Students need to attach an assignment declaration form available from the admin office / reception. Any assignment submitted after the designated due date and time will be penalised by deduction of 10% of the marks for each working day that the assignment is late. Late assignments will only be accepted without penalty if a student has a valid medical reason or an extension has been applied for and granted, in writing. A medical certificate must accompany any valid medical reason for a late assignment or test being missed and must be provided within 72 hours of the assignment or test due date. Any assignment that is more than five working days late will not be accepted for marking. Extensions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and any request for an extension should be made, in writing, at least a week before the assignment is due. If a teacher designates that an assignment is to be handed in to the office, students must ensure that the assignment is date stamped by the Administration staff.

Resubmission of Assignments Resubmissions are not permitted in this subject. Any additional assessment is at the discretion of the subject convenor. Any additional assessment work can only achieve 50%.

12. Plagiarism Swinburne College defines Plagiarism as the action or practice of taking and submitting or presenting thoughts, writings or other work of someone else as though it is our own work. Plagiarism includes any of the following, without full and appropriate acknowledgment of the original source(s): i)

The use of whole or part of a computer program written by another person;

ii)

iii)

The use, in essays or other assessable work, of the whole or part of a written work from any source including but not limited to a book, journal, newspaper article, set of lecture notes, current or past student’s work, or any other person’s work, a website or database; The paraphrasing of another’s work;

iv)

The use of musical composition, audio, visual, graphic and photographic models’

v)

The use of realia; that is objects, artefacts, costumes, models and the like.

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Plagiarism also includes the preparation and production and submission or presentation of assignments or other work in conjunction with another person or other people when that work should be your own independent work. This remains plagiarism whether or not it is with the knowledge or consent of the other person or people. It should be noted that Swinburne College encourages its students to talk to staff, fellow students and other people who may be able to contribute to a student’s academic work but that where independent assignment is required, submitted or presented work must be the student’s own. Allowing or otherwise assisting another student to copy or otherwise plagiarise work by, for example, allowing access to a draft or completed assignment or other work, is also considered plagiarism. Students will be penalised for work that has been plagiarised.

13. Student Feedback Swinburne College seeks student feedback in a number of ways, including through periodic surveys as part of the College’s approach to quality assurance and improvement. The address is; http://www.swinburne.edu.au/corporate/feedback/

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