EDUC2090

Specialist Studies in Mathematics 1

10 Units

This course explores the principles and practices of teaching and learning Mathematics in secondary schools. Students will consider the role and value of mathematics in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum. Students will explore lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 Mathematics and Stage 6 General Mathematics curriculum; and a range of strategies and resources for teaching and assessing Mathematics at the secondary school level.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

  1. Articulate the role and value of Mathematics education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  2. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 4/5 Mathematics and Stage 6 General Mathematics curriculum.
  3. Support the literacy and numeracy demands of Mathematics as an area of study.
  4. Use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Mathematics.
Content
  • The principles and practices of teaching and learning Mathematics in secondary schools.
  • The role and value of Mathematics education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  • Lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 Mathematics and Stage 6 General Mathematics curriculum.

  • Course and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate for Mathematics and Higher School Certificate for General Mathematics.

  • The literacy and numeracy demands of Mathematics as an area of study.

  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Mathematics.

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge EDUC2101
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Field Study
Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 2,000 words or equivalent; consisting of an essay on pedagogical approaches used in Mathematics education; or Mathematics Curriculum analysis task.
  • Other: (please specify) - 2,000 words or equivalent; consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW Stage 6 General Mathematics curriculum.
Contact Hours
  • Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Field Study: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC2090

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