Thinking and Working Mathematically

Course code MATH2920Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Provides students in Education programs with an insight into the nature of problem-solving in mathematics. In particular, within the scope of the mathematics they have studied, the students will become aware of the process of using mathematics in open-ended problems, the way in which new mathematics can be developed, and mathematics as a human endeavour.

Encourages students to think mathematically and increase students' confidence in their mathematical ability.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will have:

1. been introduced to the process of problem-solving
2. explored a variety of approaches to problem solving
3. increased confidence in their ability to think mathematically and to solve mathematical problems.
Content. Working mathematically - approaches to problem-solving

. Thinking mathematically - problem-posing, generalising, conjecturing, linking.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMATH1900 or equivalent
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 MATH2920