Quantitative Mathematics for Science Inquiry
Explore the occasions where quantitative mathematics are employed to aid scientific inquiries. Discuss how statistics, data collection, measurement and geometry can be used or misused in this context. Give and receive feedback to and from your peers.
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- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge of quantitative mathematics (scientific numeracy) to critically evaluate how quantitative mathematics can be used and misused to support claims
- create a challenging, engaging, and differentiated learning program based upon the science inquiry approach and incorporating appropriate quantitative mathematics
- select a range of resources, including technologies, appropriate to the Inquiry purpose and design.
- Scientific inquiry model
- Examine and critique a sample science inquiry
- Explore the `Big Ideas' of statistics and data collection
- Explore the `Big Ideas' of measurement .
- Explore the `Big Ideas' of data gathering
- Explore representations of data
- Explore scale and the links to fraction/proportion. Inquiry - Elaborate - Part A
- Explore length, area and volume. Inquiry - Elaborate - Part B.
- Explore geometry. Inquiry - Evaluate - Part A
- Explore geometry. Inquiry - Evaluate - Part B
- Peer review and feedback
- Digital technologies - evaluative report on the inquiry
- Review and Reflection
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
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Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.
This subject will enable students to acquire, refine, and use quantitative mathematics knowledge and procedures (primarily in measurement and statistics) whilst planning scaffolded, online science inquiries, thereby integrating mathematics and science in context. The use and misuse of quantitative mathematics in scientific endeavours will be critically examined.
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