Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: Mathematics - 2017

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Unit summary

MTS509

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Assessment: Essay (50%) , Report (50%)

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit is not taking enrolments at this time due to pending availability changes.

This unit is designed to prepare pre-service Lower Secondary Mathematics. The focus of the unit is on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, evaluation, resources, the demonstration of positive impact on student learning and research relating to Lower Secondary Mathematics. Teaching and learning practices to support and challenge a diverse student cohort are explored.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. establish critical and reflective practice in Lower Secondary Mathematics based on local, national and international research
  2. evaluate teaching strategies that support and enhance students’ literacy and numeracy development
  3. appraise a range of resources, including technologies, and make appropriate selections to inform Lower Secondary Mathematics teaching programs
  4. integrate knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to develop differentiated teaching and learning experiences that support and challenge all students in Lower Secondary Mathematics
  5. apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to plan, deliver and evaluate teaching and learning experiences with demonstrated impact in Lower Secondary Mathematics.
  • Essay (50%)
  • Report (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1What is mathematics? This question is explored through mathematical activities and research within the curriculum.
2Features of effective mathematics lessons as revealed by education research
3Exploration of the resources available for learners of mathematics, including computer use and ICT
4By focusing on the topic of Statistics, the social and ethical implications of mathematics learning are considered
5Lesson planning: differentiation to cater for diverse learners
6Lesson planning: engagement and motivation
7International, national and school assessment and reporting, including non-routine systems
8Teaching strategies
9Challenging learning goals
10Mathematical proficiency
11Resources available to teachers, including professional conferencing, competitions and community engagement
12Practical mathematics, including constructions, and the links between mathematics and employment
13Review and Reflection

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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