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Teaching the 7-12 Mathematics Curriculum EMT525

Minimum enrolment number of 12 applies to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the on-line offering and advised of this change before semester commences.


This unit is the first of a pair of units that present the theory, methods and practice of teaching mathematics and numeracy in the secondary years. EMT525 addresses the Year 7-12 curriculum and its implementation, with a particular focus on teaching and learning issues on key topic areas of Years 7-10, with some coverage of years 11 and 12 as appropriate. Curriculum documents will be a major focus (including the Australian Curriculum, in particular), alongside implementation strategies, related resources and expected learning outcomes. Significant topics include the teaching and learning of rational and irrational numbers, and integer arithmetic; proportional reasoning; early algebra learning; probability; statistics; geometry; principles of lesson planning; and consideration of student understanding. Teaching and learning experiences involve participation in practical activities as well as an analysis of the issues related to mathematics education.


Unit name Teaching the 7-12 Mathematics Curriculum
Unit code EMT525
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Associate Professor Helen Chick
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical ideas, skills, knowledge, and appropriate communication conventions of secondary mathematics.
  • Exhibit knowledge of and skills in current curriculum content and contemporary teaching practices in secondary mathematics education.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, develop, implement, analyse and reflect upon worthwhile mathematical teaching experiences that incorporate appropriate pedagogical principles.
  • Analyse students’ understanding of mathematics, identify how this links to the curriculum, and devise strategies for students’ further learning.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070105 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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Concurrent Prerequisites



AssessmentTest (10%)|Demonstration (40%)|Plan (50%)
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