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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures and 36 hours of tutorials/workshops |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject provides students with the mathematical knowledge and communication skills needed for other Land and Food Resources subjects and for entry to industry as a skilled professional. It has two main objectives:
The teaching emphasis in mathematics will be upon the solution of relevant examples, with technology used to support mathematical activity.
Mathematical topics studied include common area and volume formulae; Pythagoras' theorem and right-angle trigonometry; introductory probability and statistics; straight-line graphs: correlation and regression; function Ânotation - linear graphs; non-linear functions - polynomial, exponential and Âlogarithm functions; average and instantaneous rates of change; integral calculus and areas under graphs.
The scientific communication program will include lecture and tutorial Âsessions. Tutorial sessions will focus on the practical application of lecture material and are designed to give students the necessary skills to complete the assignments. Students will develop skills in information literacy, scientific writing styles and presenting scientific information orally to a range of Âaudiences. Students will also be encouraged to develop communication skills necessary for teamwork and successful group assignment work.
|Assessment:||A 3-hour final examination (50%), three mathematics tests in Weeks 4, 8 and 12 (15%), and assignments in scientific communication, including a 3000-word literature review (25%) and an oral presentation (10%).|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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Associate Degree in Agriculture |
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