Not currently offered
Course code

EDUC6490

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course deepens students' knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning Mathematics in secondary schools. Students will explore and critically analyse course, programming and assessment requirements for Stage 4 and 5 Mathematics and Higher School Certificate Mathematics. Specific attention will be given to key concepts, forms of mathematical proof and reasoning, and ways of addressing common misconceptions students hold with regard to mathematical concepts.


Availability

Callaghan


    Learning outcomes

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

    1. interpret the course, programming and assessment requirements of the Higher School Certificate for Mathematics

    2. support the literacy and numeracy demands of mathematics as an area of study.

    3. address common misconceptions students hold with regard to mathematical concepts


    Content

    This course introduces students to

    • Course, programming and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate and Higher School Certificate for Mathematics.
    • Support the literacy and numeracy demands of mathematics as an area of study.
    • Methods for addressing common misconceptions of mathematical concepts.

    Assumed knowledge

    EDUC6390


    Assessment items

    Written Assignment: Assessment 1

    Written Assignment: Assessment 2


    Contact hours

    Callaghan

    Integrated Learning Session

    Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term

    Integrated Learning may be offered face-to-face, on-line, or a combination of both and may include scheduled periods of self-directed learning.

    Lecture

    Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

    Tutorial

    Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

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