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Elementary Maths

Description

This subject provides students with the opportunity to bring their Quantitative Mathematics skills up to a standard that is required for future Business subjects at Bond University. It also provides new material that is essential to the understanding of business-related problems. Topics that are covered in this subject include algebraic expressions; formulating and solving linear equations and inequalities from word problems; properties of functions (including straight line, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic); vector and matrix algebra.

  • Academic unit: Bond Business School
    Subject code: BCDP02-054
    Subject title: BCDP02-054: Elementary Maths
    Subject level: Undergraduate
    Semester/Year: May 2019
    Credit points: 10.000
  • Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
    Delivery mode: Standard
    Workload items:
    • Lecture: x12 () - Weekly Lecture
    • Tutorial: x12 () - Weekly Tutorial
    • Personal Study Hours: x12 () - Recommended study time and reviewing materials
    • Tutorial: x12 () - Weekly Revision Class held by Bond University College
    Attendance and learning activities: Attendance at all classes is expected. Most sessions build on the work covered in the previous session. It is difficult to recover if you miss classes. Tutorials are scheduled to start in week 1.
  • Prescribed resources:

    Books

    • Haeussler, E.F., Paul, R.S., Wood, R.J (2011). Introductory Mathematical Analysis For Business, Economics, and Life and Social Sciences. 13thth,
    After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
    [email protected] & Email: [email protected] is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.

    To access these services, log on to the Student Portal from the Bond University website as www.bond.edu.au

Academic unit: Bond Business School
Subject code: BCDP02-054
Subject title: BCDP02-054: Elementary Maths
Subject level: Undergraduate
Semester/Year: May 2019
Credit points: 10.000

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into a Bond College Diploma Program.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Anti-requisites:

Assurance of learning

Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.

At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:

  1. Estimate the values of simple calculations (sums, differences, products, quotients and square roots) without use of calculator or any other technology.
  2. Understand and appreciate the need to solve a variety of elementary business and scientific problems via systematic processes using standard mathematical techniques.
  3. Communicate results clearly and precisely especially in written form.
  4. Recognise and manipulate a variety of algebraic expressions.
  5. Interpret and solve word-problems related to linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic models.
  6. Solve simple and complex algebraic equations including: linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic types.
  7. Interpret solutions in the context of the problem.
  • Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
    Paper-based Examination (Closed) Final Examination 40% Final Examination Period 1,2,3,5,6
    Paper-based Examination (Closed) Mid-semester Examination 30% Week 6 (Mid-Semester Examination Period) 1,2,3,5,6,7
    *In-Class Quiz - Individual Quiz 10% Week 4 1,2,3,5,6
    Analysis Problem-based analysis 20% Week 10 1,3,4,5,6
  • Assessment criteria

    High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
    Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
    Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
    Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
    Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

    Quality assurance

    For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
Paper-based Examination (Closed) Final Examination 40% Final Examination Period 1,2,3,5,6
Paper-based Examination (Closed) Mid-semester Examination 30% Week 6 (Mid-Semester Examination Period) 1,2,3,5,6,7
*In-Class Quiz - Individual Quiz 10% Week 4 1,2,3,5,6
Analysis Problem-based analysis 20% Week 10 1,3,4,5,6

Study Information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

Subject curriculum

Approved on: Feb 2, 5234.
Last updated: Feb 2, 5234.