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Algebra and functions bridging course

Algebra and Functions is a one week bridging course that revises basic algebra and introduces or revises basic algebraic functions.

About this course

This Algebra and Functions bridging course will cover:

  • Basic algebra operations
  • Functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric)
  • Graphs
  • Equations.


Bridging courses are short intensive courses designed for high school students entering tertiary study. It is for students who are not confident with their preparation for university study, or who may not meet the assumed knowledge requirements.

Bridging courses only teach to an introductory level and may assist in narrowing the gap between high school and university studies. Subjects taught in bridging courses do not carry any credit towards your degree.

Mathematics bridging courses aim to develop mathematical skills for tertiary study and to help students become familiar with the academic language of maths.

Course structure

Lectures followed by tutorials will run for three hours each day for five days.

Program topics:

  • Revision of basic algebra
  • Introduction to functions and graphs
  • Simple equations and applications.


Students wil be provided with step-by-step guidance of solutions to exercises.

Presenters are mathematics lecturers from UTS Science.


Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will have an increased confidence in maths and be better prepared for maths subjects.


Required: Mathematics Bridging Book

Students attending the Algebra and Functions Bridging Course will have to purchase the Mathematics Bridging Book. You will only need to purchase one book, even if you are attending more than one maths bridging course.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for students who studied General Mathematics in the HSC and are enrolling in courses in business, biological sciences or building and architecture.

This course is primarily designed for students who have NOT studied Year 11 or Year 12 Mathematics (2 unit).




17 February




5 days

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10:00 AM, Monday, 17 February
  • Monday, 17 February
  • 5 days
  • On-campus
  • 17-21 February 2020, 10am-1pm | UTS City Campus
05:30 PM, Monday, 17 February
  • Monday, 17 February
  • 5 days
  • On-campus
  • 17-21 February 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | UTS City Campus

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