Mathematics Curriculum Studies 3

Course code EDUC6104Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course introduces students to the key concepts underlying a deep understanding of mathematical proof and topology. This course will consider the historical development of mathematical proof and topology and will examine current related pedagogical models within the field of secondary mathematics including catering for differentiated learning needs in the contemporary classroom.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn satisfactory completion of this course students should be able to:
- understand the key concepts related to various forms of mathematical proof and the field of topology
- 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.
- recognise the benefits and issues associated with differentiated learning
Content- The historical development of mathematical proof and its relationship to other forms of proof commonly accepted in contemporary society
- Forms of mathematical proof including geometric, inductive, deductive, contradiction, reductio ad absurdum and non-euclidean geometric
- Introduction to topology
- teaching strategies related to mathematical content
- common misconceptions related to the mathematical content
Differentiated learning in the contemporary classroom
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 1: Examination 40%
Assessment Item 2: Written assignment 40%
Assessment Item 3: Online Discussion Task 20%
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6104