EDUC6102

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 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. understand the key concepts related to fundamental algebra, functions, continuity and calculus;
  2. appreciate the mathematical knowledge and beliefs that learners bring to a learning task;
  3. apply a range of strategies for teaching secondary mathematics; and
  4. recognise the common misconceptions that students may have about the mathematical content covered.
Content
  • 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
Requisites
Assessment Items
  • Formal Examination: Examination: Formal
  • Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments
  • Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Contact Hours
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Course Materials
  • "Maths in Focus Mathematics Extension 1 HSC Course" & "Maths in Focus Mathematics Extension 1 Preliminary Course"
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6102
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