EMM442 Curriculum Method 2: Mathematics (8)


This subject extends students' knowledge and practice of mathematics teaching and learning. It covers a range of strategies for teaching and assessing mathematics, with a focus on ways of differentiating the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the classroom. The subject explores the use of ICT in mathematics classrooms. It examines the role and value of mathematics in the broader school curriculum in the context of important social and cultural issues in the teaching of mathematics.

The readings and textbook form the essential content for the subject. However, students are encouraged to read more widely. The study guide (posted on the Interact site) contains questions and ideas that are designed to help students to understand and apply concepts introduced by the readings and the textbook. Students are encouraged to have conversations about the readings and other material with their peers on the subject forum. 

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMM442
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of secondary mathematics teaching strategies
  • be able to develop effective learning and teaching sequences
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of strategies for differentiating teaching
  • be able to implement teaching strategies for using ICT
  • be able to utilise a range of resources
  • be able to identify strategies for inclusive student participation


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
  • Teaching with Procedural Variation
  • Using ICT in the Classroom
  • Teaching strategy for motivation and mastery
  • Planning a unit of work
  • Social and cultural issues in mathematics teaching and learning


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.