EDUC6490

Specialist Studies in Mathematics 2

10 Units

This course deepens students’ knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning Mathematics in secondary schools. Students will explore and critically analyse course, programming and assessment requirements for Stage 4 and 5 Mathematics and Higher School Certificate Mathematics. Specific attention will be given to key concepts, forms of mathematical proof and reasoning, and ways of addressing common misconceptions students hold with regard to mathematical concepts.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. interpret the course, programming and assessment requirements of the Higher School Certificate for Mathematics
  2. support the literacy and numeracy demands of mathematics as an area of study.
  3. address common misconceptions students hold with regard to mathematical concepts
Content

This course introduces students to

  • Course, programming and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate and Higher School Certificate for Mathematics.
  • Support the literacy and numeracy demands of mathematics as an area of study.
  • Methods for addressing common misconceptions of mathematical concepts.
Assumed Knowledge EDUC6390
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Assessment 1
  • Written Assignment: Assessment 2

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Integrated Learning may be offered face-to-face, on-line, or a combination of both and may include scheduled periods of self-directed learning.

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

Tutorial

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

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC64901
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