In this unit, you will consider the theory, methods and practice of teaching mathematics (and teaching for numeracy) in Years 6-10. Curriculum documents will be a major focus (including the Australian Curriculum, and local, State and international curricula), alongside implementation strategies, related resources and expected learning outcomes. Significant topics include the teaching and learning of decimals, rational and irrational numbers, and integer arithmetic; proportional reasoning; early algebra learning; probability; statistics and probability; geometry; and principles of lesson planning.
Teaching and learning experiences involve participation in practical activities as well as an analysis of the issues related to mathematics education.
|Unit name||Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge Years 6 to 10|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Greg Oates|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- distinguish the common mathematical ideas, skills, knowledge, and appropriate communication conventions that inform contemporary teaching of middle school and lower secondary mathematics.
- exemplify the proficiencies, skills and content knowledge as described in the Australian curriculum mathematics
- design mathematical teaching experiences which provide formative and summative assessment of student learning.
- analyse students understanding of mathematics through diagnostic and formative assessment, linked to the curriculum content descriptors and respond to identified areas of need.
- collaborate with peers to reflect on the mathematical and pedagogical value of summative and formative assessment tasks.
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|Assessment||Test or quiz (24%)|Assignment (40%)|Assignment (36%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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