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Intermediate Mathematics - Elective Module - PDC106284

Are you keen to advance your mathematical skills? This online micro-credential offers two modules and allows you to choose your area of interest or choose to study both. The Introduction to Functions module will introduce you to the algebraic and graphical concepts of functions. The Financial Mathematics module will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of financial mathematics, such as evaluating interest rates, and loan and investment opportunities. If these are concepts you want to know more about, what are you waiting for? Get started today and step up your mathematical knowledge and skills. As a micro-credential, this course gives you a certificate of completion and a digital badge to display in your profile or share on social media.

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STUDY MODES

Online

Fee

$189

DURATION

15 hours online self-paced learning. Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

This online micro-credential requires you to choose ONE module to complete the elective required for Intermediate Mathematics. You can select either the Introduction to Functions OR Financial Mathematics. We recommended you choose the module that best relates to your area of interest, future studies or career.

Introduction to Functions: This module will introduce you to the algebraic and graphical concepts of functions (15 hours).

Financial Mathematics: This module will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of financial mathematics, such as evaluating interest rates, and loan and investment opportunities (15 hours).

Note:

  • You only need to complete the assessment attached to the module you have chosen
  • You can complete both modules and their assessments if you would like to
  • The highest assessment score you achieve will be the result recorded for this micro-credential.

Students who successfully complete the set of 9 micro-credentials* developed from the unit MATH40228, Intermediate Mathematics for University, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

  1. PDC106144 Linear Equations and Inequalities                 
  2. PDC106278 Quadratic Equations
  3. PDC106279 Logarithms and Exponential Equations 
  4. PDC106280 Introduction to Geometry and Trigonometry 
  5. PDC106281 Ratio, Proportion, and Variation 
  6. PDC106282 Sequences and Series 
  7. PDC106283 Statistics 
  8. PDC106284 Intermediate Mathematics - Elective Module 
  9. PDC87417 Intermediate Mathematics - Concepts and Skills: Assessment Module.

This online micro-credential provides a creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

Micro-credential

Duration:

15 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

Introduction to Functions

  1. Use function notation
  2. Evaluate functions at given values and perform operations involving functions
  3. Determine the domain and range of functions
  4. Plot graphs of functions
  5. Sketch function graphs considering transformations and critical values
  6. Determine the inverse of a function where appropriate.

Financial Mathematics

  1. Perform calculations involving simple interest
  2. Perform calculations involving compound interest
  3. Use effective interest rates to compare interest rates
  4. Determine unknown debts using equations of value.

Assessment

One Exam (Downloaded document with 24 hours to complete and submit). 

Choose the exam relevant to your chosen module.

There are no specific entry requirements; however, it is recommended to complete these micro-credentials before enrolling in this micro-credential.

  • PDC85417: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • PDC85436: Algebraic Expressions and Linear Equations
  • PDC85438: Introduction to Exponents, Statistics and Units
  • PDC106144: Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • PDC106278: Quadratic Equations
  • PDC106279: Logarithms and exponential Equations

Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student. 

Undertaking this micro-credential provides students with information, skills and strategies to help them succeed in higher education. These skills are transferable to contexts beyond study. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Students who successfully complete the set of nine micro-credentials* developed from the unit MATH40228 Intermediate Mathematics for University, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

  1. PDC106144 Linear Equations and Inequalities                 
  2. PDC106278 Quadratic Equations
  3. PDC106279 Logarithms and Exponential Equations 
  4. PDC106280 Introduction to Geometry and Trigonometry 
  5. PDC106281 Ratio, Proportion, and Variation 
  6. PDC106282 Sequences and Series 
  7. PDC106283 Statistics 
  8. PDC106284 Intermediate Mathematics - Elective Module 
  9. PDC87417 Intermediate Mathematics - Concepts and Skills: Assessment Module.

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