Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: Mathematics
Examine what mathematics is. Learn teaching strategies and explore theresources and technologies that support and enhance students’ numeracy development. Focus on curriculum planning, evaluation, and being able to have a positive impact on student learning.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 29 Nov 2021
- 28 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- establish critical and reflective practice in Lower Secondary Mathematics based on local, national and international research
- evaluate teaching strategies that support and enhance students’ literacy and numeracy development
- appraise a range of resources, including technologies, and make appropriate selections to inform Lower Secondary Mathematics teaching programs
- 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
- apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to plan, deliver and evaluate teaching and learning experiences with demonstrated impact in Lower Secondary Mathematics.
- 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
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Other requirements -
Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.
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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- Critical analysis of demonstrated lessons (50%)
- Portfolio demonstrating the learning advancement cycle (50%)
Current study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
Textbooks are not required.
Next study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.