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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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Helen Chick|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 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||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||(10%)| (50%)|Demonstration (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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