Inquiry in the Mathematics Classroom
Develop a social constructivist approach to teaching and learning mathematics. Deepen your understanding of geometry and measurement, and statistics and probability strands of the curriculum. Demonstrate how these can be applied to everyday life
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- 28 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate increased personal numeracy skills with particular reference to the Geometry and Measurement strand, and the Statistics and Probability strand of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics
- appraise the effectiveness of a range of technologies and resources for learning mathematics and to incorporate these in designing learning sequences and lesson plans
- evaluate teaching strategies for helping children across the full range of abilities learn about Geometry and Measurement, and Statistics and Probability, as part of developing children's numeracy
- analyse how key concepts of the Geometry and Measurement strand and the Statistics and Probability strand can be applied in everyday life and used to interpret aspects of everyday life
- critique professional practice for teaching and assessing Geometry and Measurement, and Statistics and Probability through the proficiencies of problem solving and reasoning
- demonstrate understanding of how to integrate effective, research based, teaching and assessment strategies and methods appropriate for learners from diverse cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
- Measurement – length
- Measurement – length, perimeter and area
- Measurement – time, angle
- Measurement – volume and capacity
- Measurement – mass
- Data handling – for inquiring and problem solving; integrating inquiry, data & measurement; integrating data handling and inquiry into other learning areas
- Probability – experiential, experimental and theoretical
- 2D shapes
- 3D objects
- Transformation, location, direction
- Review of problem solving and inquiry learning
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
You don't have to enrol in this subject if you have completed EDP245 Mathematics Education 2 as they are considered equivalents.
No additional requirements
Participants will continue to develop a social constructivist approach to teaching and learning mathematics, based on social cultural theories and their application to learning environments. There is an emphasis on the deep understanding of the Geometry and Measurement strand and the Statistics and Probability strand of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. There is continued development of teachers' mathematical content knowledge with particular reference to knowledge of spatial and measurement concepts for effective teaching, as well as those related to data handling, statistics and probability. Development of pedagogical content knowledge is centred on the investigation of appropriate use of a wide range of technologies and manipulatives and their application to learning and teaching. The main topics are 2D figures, 3D objects, transformations, symmetry, location, arrangement and direction, measurement attributes, standard and non-standard units, process of learning to measure, different types of probability, and data collection, organisation, representation and analysis.
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- Investigation Report (50%)
- Portfolio (50%)
Current study term: 29 May 22 to 28 Aug 22
Helping Children Learn Mathematics (also available as an eBook, ISBN: 9780730391807)
Reys, R., et al.
Next study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
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