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This unit will provide an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of mathematics, what it means to learn and to do mathematics, and the nature of thinking that is inherently mathematical. Students will consider a range of views of the nature of mathematics and will be encouraged to make links to their own current and previous experiences of learning mathematics and to consider implications for the development of their own and others' mathematical thinking. They will engage in mathematical thinking at an appropriate level and reflect on that experience.

Summary 2021

Unit name Thinking Mathematically
Unit code ESH225
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education|College Office - CSE

Associate Professor Helen Chick

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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About Census Dates




KMA153 or JEE103


Teaching Pattern

1 x 1hr Lecture (13 weeks) 1 x 2 hr Tutorial (13 weeks). On-line: Weekly readings and activities


AT1 Literature review and reflection (40%); AT2 Report and reflection on engaging in mathematical thinking (60%)

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