EDUC3090

Specialist Studies in Mathematics 2

10 Units

This course deepens students' understanding of the principles and practices of teaching and learning Mathematics in secondary schools. Students will explore course, programming and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate and Higher School Certificate for Mathematics. Specific attention will be given to key concepts, forms of mathematical proof and reasoning, and ways of addressing common misconceptions students hold with regard to mathematical concepts.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)

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

Objectives

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

  1. interpret the course, programming and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate and Higher School Certificate for Mathematics;
  2. explain key concepts and forms of mathematical proof and reasoning; and
  3. address common misconceptions students hold with regard to mathematical concepts.
Content
  • Course, programming and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate and Higher School Certificate for Mathematics.

  • Key concepts, forms of mathematical proof, and reasoning.

  • Methods for addressing common misconceptions of mathematical concepts.

  • Strategies, technologies and resources for assessing mathematical understanding.

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge EDUC2101
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Integrated Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Students will produce approximately 5000 words or equivalent in assessment activities. Assessment options will include analysis of approaches programming and assessment in Mathematics; assessment task analysis and design; and any other related assessment activity that allows students to demonstrate their achievement of the course outcomes.
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC3090

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