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Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • FAQs
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

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

  1. 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
  2. create a challenging, engaging, and differentiated learning program based upon the science inquiry approach and incorporating appropriate quantitative mathematics
  3. select a range of resources, including technologies, appropriate to the Inquiry purpose and design.
  • Assignment 1 - Exercise (60%)
  • Assignment 2 - Report (40%)

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 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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