Subject details

  • Topics
    • What is mathematics? This question is explored through mathematical activities and research within the curriculum.
    • Features of effective mathematics lessons as revealed by education research
    • Exploration of the resources available for learners of mathematics, including computer use and ICT
    • By focusing on the topic of Statistics, the social and ethical implications of mathematics learning are considered
    • Lesson planning: differentiation to cater for diverse learners
    • Lesson planning: engagement and motivation
    • International, national and school assessment and reporting, including non-routine systems
    • Teaching strategies
    • Challenging learning goals
    • Mathematical proficiency
    • Resources available to teachers, including professional conferencing, competitions and community engagement
    • Practical mathematics, including constructions, and the links between mathematics and employment
    • Review and Reflection
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Essay (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Report (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is designed to prepare pre-service Lower Secondary Mathematics. The focus of the subject 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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