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
Module 2: Computation
Module 3: Measurement
Module 4: Ratios
Module 5: Algebra
Algebraic expressions and equations
Module 6: Equations
TopicsSubstituting in formulas
Module 7: Graphs
Distance between points
Module 8: Trigonometry
TopicsAngles: degrees and radians
Sine, cosine and tangent
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.
|BBS100 and other business students||At least modules 1, 2, 6 and 7|
|BSC100, ICT100 and other science students||At least modules 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7|
|CHE140 and OSCI18||Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6|
|EXS124 and EXS204||At least modules 5, 6, 7 and 8|
|MAS180, MAS183 and MAS541||At least modules 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7|
|MAS162 and MAS164||At least modules 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8|
|PEN120 and PEN152||All modules|
|PSY173||Modules 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.