Maths Refresher program

Get a head start by coming to our short Maths Refresher program, designed to strengthen your maths skills. The program is free and open to all enrolled Murdoch students.

We run two 90-minute modules every day on Monday to Thursday of Orientation week. Not sure which modules to do? Find out about choosing your modules below.

Semester 1 2023 sessions

Download or print the worksheet for each module for more information and practice.

Resources for these modules will be available throughout the year, so you can refer to them at any time. You can also access online resources for maths and statistics.

Remember to bring your calculator.

Register for one, or all, of the Maths Refresher modules here.

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Module 1: Numbers

Date & time

Monday 20th February
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location

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Module 2: Computation

Date & time

Monday 20th February
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location

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Module 3: Measurement

Date & time

Tuesday 21st February
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location

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Module 4: Ratios

Date & time

Tuesday 21st February
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location

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Module 5: Algebra

Date & time

Wednesday 22nd February
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location

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Worksheet

Topics

Symbols

Algebraic expressions and equations


Module 6: Equations

Date & time

Wednesday 22nd February
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location

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Registration

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Worksheet

Topics

Substituting in formulas

Rearranging formulas

Solving equations

Word Problems


Module 7: Graphs

Date & time

Thursday 23rd February
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location

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Registration

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Worksheet

Topics

Plotting points

Distance between points

Linear functions

Interpreting graphs


Module 8: Trigonometry

Date & time

Thursday 23rd February
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location

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Registration

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Worksheet

Topics

Angles: degrees and radians

Sine, cosine and tangent

Pythagoras' Theorem

Solving problems


Choosing your modules

You can take the Maths Diagnostic Quiz in LMS to find out which skills you may need to work on. The quiz is available to students enrolled in BSC100, CHE140, EXS124, EXS204, ICT100, MAS162, MAS164, MAS180, MAS182, MAS183, PEN120, PEN152 or PSY173, and to some Open Universities Australia, offshore and alternative pathway unit students.

You can study as many of the 8 modules as you like, however we have made some recommendations based on what maths or science units you are studying.

UnitsRecommended modules
Business studentsAt least modules 1, 2, 6 and 7
BSC100, ICT100 and other science studentsAt least modules 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7
CHE140 and OSCI18Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
EXS124 and EXS204At least modules 5, 6, 7 and 8
MAS180, MAS183 and MAS541At least modules 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7
MAS162 and MAS164At least modules 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8
MAS182All modules
PEN120 and PEN152All modules
PSY173Modules 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7
PEN540All modules
EDN508All modules

We recommend that other mathematics, physics and engineering students attend the full Maths Refresher program.

If you performed poorly on the Maths Diagnostic Quiz, consider enrolling in MAS164 to cover more basic mathematical topics before attempting MAS182 or more complex mathematical units. Speak to the academic chair for mathematics and statistics.