Problem Solving and Analysis (10134.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|University Of Canberra College||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to understand the concepts in two major areas:
1. Logical Analysis, including: Logical form and logical equivalence; Conditional statements; Valid and Invalid arguments; Logic of quantified statements; Arguments with quantified statements; and
2. Problem Solving, including: Identify, understand and define the problem; Create a broad framework to solve the problem; Choose and apply a range of suitable problem solving strategies; Use mathematical and statistical knowledge from Foundation Mathematics 1 and 2 and Logical Analysis part of this unit to solve the given problem; Work cooperatively in a team to solve the problem; and Present clear and detailed solution to the problem.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in University of Canberra International Foundation Studies, 100CC.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||22 February 2021||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||18 October 2021||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||26 September 2022||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
- Textbook: Discrete Mathematics with Applications (Fourth Edition)
- Susanna S. Epp (No purchase required)
Handouts will be provided in class for the topic of Problem Solving.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
1. Analytical Skills:
This component of the unit covers logical analysis. You will be assessed by the weekly quizzes and the Mid Term Test.
Weekly Quiz (20%)
At the start of each tutorial (week 2-5) you will be given a short 15-minute quiz from the material covered in the lecture and in the tutorial from the previous week. You can consult your notes during the quiz.
Mid Term Test (35%)
The Mid-term test focuses on understanding and application of the course content completed in weeks 1 to 5. You are allowed to bring one side of A4 paper handwritten notes to this test.
2. Problem Solving
In this component of the unit you will work in groups to solve a given problem, write and solve extensions to the problem and prepare a presentation on it. You will be assessed by three assessment items.
Problem Solving Group Participation (5%) Continuous
Your teacher will assess you for your participation in the group to solve the given problem. This involves
- Be present in class to contribute to the group work
- Attend group meetings organised outside class time
- Complete the tasks assigned in the group
- Contribute to the preparation of presentation
Problem Solving Individual Assignment (10%)
In this assignment, you complete the assigned problem individually, write it up in your own words and submit it to your lecturer. More instructions are provided with the Problem-Solving Assignment.
Problem Solving Group Assignment (30%)
In this assignment, you will present your solution to the assigned problem as a group. Full instructions and assessment criteria will be provided with the Problem-Solving Assignment.
Special assessment requirements
To satisfactorily complete this unit, students must:
attempt ALL assessment tasks, and
achieve 50% overall, and
Upon meeting these requirements students will be awarded one of the following grade:
High Distinction - HD - (85 - 100)
Distinction - DI - (75 - 84)
Credit - CR - (65 - 74)
Pass - P (50 - 64)
In the event that the student receives a FAIL grade (below 50), one of the following may be used in the final grading:
NX – Fail result based on failure to reach a pass grade in the unit having completed all assessment.
NC - Fail result based on failure to complete one or more of the assessment requirements.
NN - Fail result based on non-participation.
WH - Withheld result
Additional information for assessment:
Teacher will keep a record of your attendance in class and completion of homework every week. Continuous assessment marks will be awarded based on these records.
For International Foundation Program students, attendance in classes is compulsory in accordance with visa conditions. Attendance in classes is recorded. If your attendance is below 80%, the UC College Student Services team will be notified and there may be visa implication due to your absence in classes.
In addition, there is a strong correlation between poor attendance and failure in a unit because students who have a poor attendance record find it difficult to keep up with the work being presented. This unit includes a continuous assessment component and group work as part of its overall assessment, poor attendance will affect student's final grade.
Required IT skills
Intermediate IT skills required
Work placement, internships or practicums
- UC College Trimester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (201009)
- UC College Trimester 3, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (196988)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (194482)
- UC College Trimester 3, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (189797)