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 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Fairfield High School)

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • understand the key concepts related to number theory, combinatorics, binomial theory and difference equations
  • 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.

  • apply a range of strategies for assessing students learning

  • basic number theory including modular arithmetic
  • Permutations and Combinations theory (cominatorics) 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
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
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC61031

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