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 Tuesday to Friday of week 6. Not sure which modules to do? Find out about choosing your modules below.

Semester 1 2024 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!

Date & time:
Tuesday 2nd April, 10.00am – 11.30am

Date & time:
Tuesday 2nd April , 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Date & time
Wednesday 3rd April, 10:00am-11:30am

Module 3: Measurement (pdf) 564 KB

Date & time:
Wednesday 3rd April, 12:30pm-2:00pm

Date & time:
Thursday 4th April, 10.00am – 11.30am

  • Symbols
  • Algebraic expressions and equations

Module 5: Algebra (pdf) 486 KB


Date & time
Thursday 4th April, 12.30pm - 2.00pm

  • Substituting in formulas
  • Rearranging formulas
  • Solving equations
  • Word Problems

Module 6: Equations (pdf) 569 KB

Date & time
Friday 5th April, 10:00am-11:30am

  • Plotting points
  • Distance between points
  • Linear functions
  • Interpreting graphs

Date & time
Friday 5th April, 12:30pm-2:00pm

  • Angles: degrees and radians
  • Sine, cosine and tangent
  • Pythagoras' Theorem
  • Solving problems

Module 8: Trigonometry (pdf) 692 KB

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

Choosing your modules

You can take the Maths Diagnostic Quiz in LMS to determine which skills you need to work on. The quiz is available to students enrolled in the units listed below and to other pathway students.

You can complete as many of the 8 modules as you like, however we have made some recommendations based on whichever units you are studying.

UnitsRecommended modules
Business studentsAt least modules 1, 2, 6 and 7
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
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
ANS100At least modules 1,2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
BMS100At least modules 1,2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
BIO152At least modules 1,2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
NUR130At least modules 1,2, 3 and 4

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.


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