Specialist Studies in Mathematics 1

Course code EDUC2090Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course explores 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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

1. Articulate the role and value of Mathematics education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
2. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 4/5 Mathematics and Stage 6 General Mathematics curriculum.
3. Support the literacy and numeracy demands of Mathematics as an area of study.
4. Use 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.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC2101
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2,000 words or equivalent; consisting of an essay on pedagogical approaches used in Mathematics education; or Mathematics Curriculum analysis task.
Other: (please specify)2,000 words or equivalent; consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW Stage 6 General Mathematics curriculum.
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Field Study: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC2090