Mathematics Curriculum Studies 1

Course code EDUC6102
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. understand the key concepts related to fundamental algebra, functions, continuity and calculus;

2. appreciate the mathematical knowledge and beliefs that learners bring to a learning task;

3. apply a range of strategies for teaching secondary mathematics; and

4. 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

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term