Studying Mathematics with a View to Teaching

Course code MATH2910Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Selected topics from the key areas of K-6 syllabus (Space, Number and Measurement) are developed beyond that done in MATH1900. The aim in studying these extensions is to put the topics taught at the elementary level into the broader perspectives of the discipline of mathematics and the teaching of mathematics.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able:

1.To promote a broader view of the elementary mathematics curriculum by studying extensions of that curriculum
2.To introduce the notion of a profound understanding of mathematics as it applies to teaching elementary mathematics
3.To illustrate the abstract nature of the discipline of mathematics and the role that practical approaches can play in learning to think abstractly.
Content. Number concepts: including topics such as whole numbers, integers, real numbers and notions of infinity

. Measurement concepts: including topics such as area, time and mass.

. Spatial concepts: including topics such as plane geometry, taxicab geometry, symmetry and the shape of space.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Transitionn/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMATH1900 or equivalent mathematical background.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments.
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MATH2910