Available in 2012
|Fairfield High School||Semester 2|
|WebLearn GradSchool||Semester 1, Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
This course introduces students to the key concepts underlying a deep understanding of algebra, functions, continuity and an introduction to calculus. This course will consider the historical development of calculus and will examine current related pedagogical models within the field of secondary mathematics.
On satisfactory completion of this course students should be able to:
- understand the key concepts related to fundamental algebra, functions, continuity and calculus.
- 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.
- basic algebra: simplification, factorisation, modelling, solving equations
- functions: definitions, graphing, continuity, limits
- types of functions: linear, polynomial, logarithmic, exponential
- rates of change: applications to graphing, definitions, symbolic representations
- calculus: first principles, derivatives, integration, applications
- teaching strategies related to mathematical content
- common misconceptions related to the mathematical content
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Lecture: for 4.5 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 9 hour(s) per Term for Full Term