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EAP0021 Mathematical and Computing Literacy - Level A

Full Year 2, 2022 Toowoomba On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : USQ College
School or Department : USQ College
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Examiner: Shahab Abdulla


Students entering into Business, Education, Law or Psychology need to apply their A level mathematical and communication skills to think critically in order to participate in lectures and tutorials and to successfully complete assessment tasks. Students also need to be numerate and have a basic understanding of functional relationships, computer skills and clarification of data if they are to operate successfully at the tertiary level. This course also introduces students to independent study and learning skills that are vital to successful completion of a tertiary level programme. This course is designed to allow students to: practice using both academic English and academic numeracy in the macro skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking; develop confidence and reduce anxiety in both academic English and numeracy; develop critical thinking through a variety of problem solving sessions.

The course consists of a series of group oriented problem solving sessions where students at the Maths A level practice reading, writing, listening, speaking, academic numeracy and computer skills. Students will submit reports, worksheets and learning activities appropriate to A level Maths designed around the degree students wish to enter.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. organise and present information in a variety of forms and translate from one to another such as oral, written, symbolic, pictorial and graphical; Problem solving quizzes, computer skills activities, written activities, Class Survey and Analysis.
  2. select and use appropriate problem solving or mathematical procedures in a range of situations.
  3. demonstrate an understanding of selected academic numeracy topics essential for tertiary study.
  4. demonstrate an ability to select and use appropriate technology such as calculators and computers with selected software.
  5. communicate quantitative terms and symbols accurately and appropriately.
  6. use accepted spelling, punctuation and grammar in written grammar.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Interpreting and writing about charts, tables and graphs using computer 17.00
2. Introduction to computing literacy in practice 8.00
3. Reading and writing about quantitative information 33.00
4. Critical thinking (interpreting and solving logic problems, computing activities and computer skills) 17.00
5. Everyday statistics and probability (language of probability and statistics, data collection, classification, interpretation and display) 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL study materials available on study desk.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%)
Assignments Written Workbook No 12
Assignments Practical Demonstration No 24
Assignments Written Quiz 1 No 24
Assignments Written Quiz 2 No 10
Assignments Written Quiz 3 No 30
Date printed 10 February 2023