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Mathematics Curriculum Studies 1

10 Units

This course introduces students to the key concepts underlying a deep understanding of algebra, functions, continuity and an introduction to calculus. This course will consider the historical development of calculus and will examine current related pedagogical models within the field of secondary mathematics.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Fairfield High School)
Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

On satisfactory completion of this course students should be able to:

  • understand the key concepts related to fundamental algebra, functions, continuity and calculus.

  • appreciate the mathematical knowledge and beliefs that learners bring to a learning task

  • apply a range of strategies for teaching secondary mathematics
  • recognise the common misconceptions that students may have in regard to the mathematical content covered.
  • basic algebra: simplification, factorisation, modelling, solving equations
  • functions: definitions, graphing, continuity, limits
  • types of functions: linear, polynomial, logarithmic, exponential
  • rates of change: applications to graphing, definitions, symbolic representations
  • calculus: first principles, derivatives, integration, applications
  • teaching strategies related to mathematical content
  • common misconceptions related to the mathematical content
Replacing Course(s) n/a
Transition n/a
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge N/A
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Problem Based Learning
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
  • Other: (please specify) - Assessment Item 1: Examination 40 % Assessment Item 2: Written Assignment 40 % Assessment Item 3: Online Discussion Task 20 %
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials
  • Maths in Focus Mathematics Extension 1 HSC Course & "Maths in Focus Mathematics Extension 1 Preliminary Course"
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6102

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