Thinking and Working Mathematically


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.



  • Semester 1 - 2017


  • Semester 1 - 2017

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.


  • 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


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

Workshops will be incorporated into lecture timeslots as appropriate.