Subject details

  • Topics
    • Feedback masterclass and introduction to the curriculum
    • Calculators, introduction to lesson planning
    • Online and other resources for teachers of mathematics
    • Assessment, including diagnostic testing, non-test assessment, computer-based and adaptive assessment
    • Problem-solving and lesson planning
    • Formative assessment, feedback, recording.
    • Summative assessment, marking and reporting.
    • Consistent and comparable judgements.
    • Difference in readiness
    • Lesson study
    • Explanation skills and proof
    • Teacher professional activities
    • 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
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • FAQs

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

  1. apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to evaluate and refine teaching programs to enhance student learning in Upper Secondary Mathematics
  2. interpret assessment data to provide feedback and inform teaching and learning in Upper Secondary Mathematics
  3. establish robust practices for the recording and reporting of student achievement in Upper Secondary Mathematics to educational stakeholders
  4. use contemporary research-based knowledge and understanding of Upper Secondary Mathematics curriculum to create learning plans to meet diverse needs of students
  5. generate assessment strategies to monitor, measure and make consistent and comparable judgements of student learning in Upper Secondary Mathematics.
  • Assignment 1 - Case Study (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 teachers to teach the Upper Secondary Mathematics curriculum. The focus of the subject is on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, assessment, reporting, the demonstration of positive impact on student learning and research relating to Upper Secondary Mathematics. The subject examines moderation, the provision of feedback and responding to individual student needs.

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