Specialist Studies in Mathematics 2

Course code EDUC3090Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course deepens students' understanding of the principles and practices of teaching and learning Mathematics in secondary schools. Students will explore course, programming and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate and Higher School Certificate for 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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:
1. interpret the course, programming and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate and Higher School Certificate for Mathematics;
2. explain key concepts and forms of mathematical proof and reasoning; and
3. address common misconceptions students hold with regard to mathematical concepts.
Content* Course, programming and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate and Higher School Certificate for Mathematics.
* Key concepts, forms of mathematical proof, and reasoning.
* Methods for addressing common misconceptions of mathematical concepts.
* Strategies, technologies and resources for assessing mathematical understanding.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC2101
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudents will produce approximately 5000 words or equivalent in assessment activities. Assessment options will include analysis of approaches programming and assessment in Mathematics; assessment task analysis and design; and any other related assessment activity that allows students to demonstrate their achievement of the course outcomes.
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC3090