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Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit builds on your existing knowledge of appropriate pedagogies for teaching mathematics by extending it to include knowledge of relevant curricula (including Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, DEEWR 2009), the development of students' thinking in each of the domains, and the relationship of content knowledge to pedagogy. It will provide you with further opportunities to assess students' thinking as evidenced in diagnostic assessment and to develop their skills in planning for teaching based on this information.

Summary 2021

Unit name Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics
Unit code EPR320
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Carol Murphy

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. apply mathematical knowledge for teaching, including both pedagogical content knowledge and mathematical skills and concepts.
  2. identify and interpret students mathematical understanding and make informed decisions regarding how to promote further understanding and address misconceptions.
  3. apply theoretical and practical knowledge of mathematics content and pedagogy to plan and design a coherent teaching sequence.
  4. identify and evaluate appropriate use of teaching resources including visual representations, manipulatives and digital technologies.
  5. communicate in written form in a scholarly manner, with correct usage of English and mathematical conventions.




ESH220 or ESH319 or EPR220



Assessment Task 1: Team Based Learning (40%)

Assessment Task 2: Unit Plan for Statistical Inquiry (30%)

Assessment Task 3: Final Exam, 2hrs (30%)

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