Courses & Units

Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics EPR320


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.


Unit name Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics
Unit code EPR320
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Carol Murphy
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

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

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
070103 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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ESH220 or ESH319 or EPR220


AssessmentExamination - invigilated (centrally) (30%)|Plan (30%)|Test or quiz (40%)
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