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 2020 sessions

Registration for the Maths Refresher program is open from 12 November 2019 to 21 February 2020.

Download or print the worksheet for each module and watch the linked videos for more information.

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.


Module 1: Numbers

Date & time

Monday 17 February
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location

450.1.001
Register

Module 2: Computation

Date & time

Monday 17 February
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Location

450.1.001
Register

Worksheet

Topics

Play video Rounding

Play video Order of operations

Play video Summation notation

 

Play video Percentages

Play video Decimals

Play video Powers


Module 3: Measurement

Date & time

Tuesday 18 February
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location

450.1.001
Register

Module 4: Ratios

Date & time

Tuesday 18 February
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Location

450.1.001

Register

Module 5: Algebra

Date & time

Wednesday 19 February
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location

450.1.001
Register

Worksheet

Video

Play video Module 5: Algebra

Topics

Symbols
Algebraic expressions and equations

Module 6: Equations

Date & time

Wednesday 19 February
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Location

450.1.001
Register

Worksheet

Video

Play video Module 6: Equations

Topics

Substituting in formulas
Rearranging formulas
Solving equations
Word Problems

Module 7: Graphs

Date & time

Thursday 20 February
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location

450.1.005
Register

Worksheet

Video

Play video Module 7: Graphs

Topics

Plotting points
Distance between points
Linear functions
Interpreting graphs

Module 8: Trigonometry

Date & time

Thursday 20 February
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Location

450.1.005
Register

Worksheet

Video

Play video Module 8: Trigonometry

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
BBS100 and other 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

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.