The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

MATH2920

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Be familar with the process of problem-solving

2. Explore a variety of approaches to problem solving

3. Display 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.

Assumed knowledge

MATH1900 or equivalent


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Written Assignment: Assignment 3


Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

6 additional 2hr Help session workshops will be scheduled due to the size of the course.

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Workshops will be incorporated into lecture timeslots as appropriate.