Mathematics Curriculum Studies 1
|Course code EDUC6102||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education|
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.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||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.
|Content||- 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
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6102|