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MAC8901 Issues in Teaching Mathematics

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 16 May 2022


Teachers of mathematics need a deep understanding of the content and discourse of mathematics if they are to develop in their students a mathematical power - the ability to explore, conjecture and reason logically and to use a variety of mathematical methods effectively to solve problems. They also need a level of understanding and appreciation of mathematics higher than that expected of students at primary and junior high schools. Consequently, a clearer perspective of the role and importance of mathematics will be gained. This course is designed to meet the needs of teachers of Years 7 -12.

Students will be able to develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of mathematics and school mathematics through a variety of experiences involving problem solving, mathematical communication, reasoning and connecting mathematics, its ideas and its applications in the world around us. By working collaboratively and independently, students will be encouraged to think mathematically, and through many successful experiences, gain confidence in solving mathematical problems. The content of the course will include investigating troublesome knowledge in concepts aligned to the Australian Curriculum: measurement and geometry; number and algebra; statistics and probability and will cater for those teaching up to Year 10 and options for those wanting to teach Years 11 and 12.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 16 May 2022