Teaching Practices Mathematics

Course code EDUC6712Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course will develop students pedagogical understanding of a variety of teaching strategies suitable for use at secondary school level. Students will examine Mathematics syllabi. They will consider the rationale of the syllabi, develop lesson and unit plans suitable for a particular syllabus (using knowledge of a variety of teaching strategies introduced in this course) and gather resources that will help them to teach Mathematics at the secondary school level.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesTo develop in students an understanding of the rationale for secondary school Mathematics syllabi, and to consider a variety of teaching strategies suitable for pupils at the secondary school level and design suitable lesson and unit plans to implement those syllabi.
ContentThere will be a series of weekly lectures examining a broad array of teaching strategies suitable for use with pupils at the secondary school level. The lectures will examine general bases for these approaches and criteria for teacher decisions regarding their effective use.

There will be weekly tutorials conducted by a Mathematics specialist. The tutorials will cover specific teaching strategies for Mathematics classes.
TransitionNone required
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDiscipline knowledge and EDUC6727
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudents will produce approximately 5000 words or equivalent in assessment activities. There will be three assignments (two worth 30 % each and one worth 40 %) relating to the use of teaching strategies in the Mathematics classroom.

There is a computer competency requrement in this course
Contact HoursTutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks