Studying online

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Unit Overview


This unit is designed for students with little or no background in mathematics, and as such, requires little prior knowledge. It is intended to provide students with the

opportunity to develop and improve their knowledge of maths concepts. The

concepts learnt will then provide student with the foundation needed to progress to Mathematics Fundamentals (MATH1720). Emphasis will be placed on

students becoming self-regulated, independent learners through consistent revision practices.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face

Students are able to (1) convert between fractions, ratios, percentage and decimal representation of data; (2) correctly perform calculations involving rational and irrational numbers and negative numbers, and add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers; (3) manipulate algebraic expressions using mathematic operations in their correct order and simplify arithmetic and algebraic expressions using the laws of indices; (4) round numbers to a specified level of decimal places or number of significant figures and represent decimal numbers using scientific notation; and (5) graph and solve linear equations.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests; (2) examinations (mid-semester and final); and (3) weekly quizzes. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
School of Indigenous Studies
Unit rules
Enrolment in
00020 Aboriginal Orientation Course
Contact hours
Workshops/tutorials/lectures: 5 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.