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Teaching Mathematics 1B - EDSE3046

Year - 2020

This first extension unit of study aims to develop further knowledge and understanding of key issues associated with teaching and learning mathematics from Kindergarten to Year 12. By visiting primary school classrooms, student teachers will begin to build knowledge and understanding of the types of learning environments typically used in primary school settings to develop knowledge of mathematics. In particular, student teachers will focus on the teaching strategies typically used in mixed ability settings to cater for the full range of student learning needs and explore programs and practices for addressing the particular needs of students with specific learning needs in primary schools and early secondary mathematics classrooms. Issues associated with transition from primary school to secondary school will be explored in detail with opportunities to examine programs established to support transition and build mathematics knowledge. Different approaches to arranging the school curriculum will be considered including middle school programs and semesterised courses with multi-stage classes. In addition, offering elective courses in mathematics will be considered through examples of each of these approaches in practice. Brain-based research into gender differences in adolescence will be explored with implications for practice in mathematics classrooms.

1x4-hrs/wk for 8 wks

1x2500wd resource folder (60%); 1x2000wd written assignment (40%)


72 credit points, including 12 Intermediate credit points from Mathematics




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1b

06 Apr 2020

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 01 May 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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