This subject introduces teacher education students to the discipline of mathematics, its nature, history, philosophy and place in secondary education. Students will reflect on the processes of mathematics learning and engage with, explore and explicate ideas about mathematics pedagogy, curriculum and the assessment of school students' acquisition of mathematical concepts. The focus of this subject will be the years 7-12 mathematics curriculum and in particular the development of content from the number and algebra strands within the mathematics K-10 syllabus. Students will explore the primary/secondary school transition and the relationship between mathematics, numeracy and literacy in the mathematics classroom and in the wider curriculum. Students will select and plan learning activities and lesson sequences which are inclusive, engaging and supportive of school student learning in years 7-10 mathematics. Particular attention is devoted to the application of contemporary theories of learning in mathematics, authentic pedagogies and assessment for learning in the planning of secondary mathematics curriculum.
School of Teacher Education
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