EDUC6390

Specialist Studies in Mathematics 1

10 Units

This course explores and critically analyses the principles and practices of teaching and learning Mathematics in secondary schools. Students will consider the role and value of mathematics in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum. Students will explore lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 Mathematics and Stage 6 General Mathematics curriculum; and a range of strategies and resources for teaching and assessing Mathematics at the secondary school level.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate and critically analyse the role and value of Mathematics education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  2. Develop and evaluate lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 4/5 Mathematics and Stage 6 General Mathematics curriculum.
  3. Interpret and support the literacy and numeracy demands of Mathematics as an area of study.
  4. Synthesise and generate a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Mathematics.
Content
  • The principles and practices of teaching and learning Mathematics in secondary schools.
  • The role and value of Mathematics education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  • Lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 Mathematics and Stage 6 General Mathematics curriculum.
  • Course and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate for Mathematics and Higher School Certificate for General Mathematics.
  • The literacy and numeracy demands of Mathematics as an area of study.
  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Mathematics.
Assessment Items
  • Project: Projects
  • Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC63901
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