Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces students to the key concepts underlying a deep understanding of measurement and trigonometry. This course will consider the historical development of trigonometry and other measurement related topics and will examine current related pedagogical models within the field of secondary mathematics including methods of communicating mathematical reasoning.



  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. understand the key concepts related to measurement from a mathematical perspective;

2. understand the key concepts related to trigonometry;

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

4. apply a range of strategies for teaching secondary mathematics;

5. recognise the common misconceptions that students may have in regard to the mathematical content covered; and

6. recognise aspects of communicating mathematical reasoning.


  • Measurement units, length, area, volume, surface area, time, perimeter, spherical geometry
  • Trigonometry trigonometric relationships, applications of trigonometry, trigonometric functions, applications of trigonometric functions
  • teaching strategies related to mathematical content
  • common misconceptions related to the mathematical content

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Course Content Assignment

Online Learning Activity: Blackboard Discussion Task

In Term Test: Examination

Contact hours



Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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