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Teaching the Middle School Mathematics Curriculum EMT527

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. EMT527 addresses the Year 7-9 curriculum and its implementation. Curriculum documents will be a major focus (including the Australian Curriculum, local and international curricula), 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.

The broad aims for this unit are to:

Develop personal competence, understanding, and confidence with the mathematical concepts, knowledge, and skills that are essential for the curriculum at the level of teaching anticipated.

Acquire knowledge and develop skills relating to the progression and development of the topics in the Mathematics curriculum from Year 7 to Year 9.

Engage in discussions and develop opinions about current issues in mathematics and numeracy education and the secondary years of schooling.

Build understanding of variations in students' progression through the curriculum.


Unit name Teaching the Middle School Mathematics Curriculum
Unit code EMT527
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 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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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.
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 $515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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Concurrent Prerequisites



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