EDUC6103

Mathematics Curriculum Studies 2

10 Units

This course introduces students to the key concepts underlying a deep understanding of number, arrangements, number distribution and combinatorics. This course will consider the historical development of number and will examine current related pedagogical models within the field of secondary mathematics, including assessment policy and structure.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. understand the key concepts related to number theory, combinatorics, binomial theory and difference equations;
  2. appreciate the mathematical knowledge and beliefs that learners bring to a learning task;
  3. apply a range of strategies for teaching secondary mathematics;
  4. recognise the common misconceptions that students may have in regard to the mathematical content covered; and
  5. apply a range of strategies for assessing students learning.
Content
  • basic number theory including modular arithmetic
  • Permutations and Combinations theory (combinatorics) and applications to probability and games of chance
  • Binomial distribution and its relationship to algebraic expansion and probability
  • Difference equations and applications to fibonnaci numbers and linear algebra
  • teaching strategies related to mathematical content
  • common misconceptions related to the mathematical content
  • Assessment requirements of the Board of Studies NSW
Requisites
Assessment Items
  • In Term Test: Mathematics Content Examination
  • Written Assignment: Content Assignment (in five parts)
  • Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion Task
Contact Hours
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Course Materials
  • Discrete Mathematics with Applications
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6103

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