EDUC4105

Extended Studies in Mathematics 2

10 Units

This course explores the principles and practices of teaching and learning Stage 6 Mathematics in secondary schools. It will place particular emphasis on contemporary policies, issues and standards in mathematics, both national and international, as they apply to the NSW secondary senior mathematics curriculum. Specific attention will be given to innovative research-informed teaching and assessment strategies for the Mathematics classroom.

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

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 6 Mathematics, using a range of strategies, technologies and resources.

  • Interpret the course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for Mathematics.

  • Discuss policies, issues, standards and trends, both national and international, related to the teaching of Mathematics in schools.

  • Engage in research-informed teaching of Mathematics.

Content
  • Lesson planning, programming and assessment for Stage 6 Mathematics.

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

  • Current policies, issues, standards and trends, both national and international, related to the teaching of Mathematics in schools.

  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 Mathematics.

  • Current research into Mathematics teaching and its implications for pedagogical practice.

Assumed Knowledge EDUC2101
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Minor Assignment = 50%: 2,500 words or equivalent; Consisting of a study of either (a) current issues and trends related to the teaching of Mathematics in schools; or (b) policies related to Mathematics education.
  • Projects - Major Assignment = 50%: 2,500 words or equivalent; Consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building or analysis tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW Stage 6 Mathematics Curriculum.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Integrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC4105

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