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EMM209 Mathematics: Content and Pedagogy (8)

Abstract

This subject builds on the central concepts, modes of enquiry and structure of the content of mathematics. Students will explore the principles and practices underpinning the teaching of mathematics and develop a deep understanding of current syllabus documents that will inform and guide their pedagogical practice. This subject also reinforces the function of mathematics as numerate and literate practice and the role and value of Information and Communication Technologies [ICT] as a pedagogical tool.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusDubbo Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMM209
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/FLFaculty of Arts and Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the function of mathematics as a numerate and literate practice that enables students to meet social, aesthetic and cultural needs
  • be able to demonstrate a knowledge that is informed by the principles and current practices of teaching and learning mathematics
  • be able to implement and evaluate a problem-based lesson that is differentiated to meet diverse learning needs
  • be able to demonstrate an awareness of a range of strategies for teaching primary mathematics
  • be able to demonstrate a broad and critical understanding of current syllabus documents
  • be able to demonstrate an awareness of how to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a pedagogical tool
  • be able to integrate reflective practice into the development of their professional teaching practice

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Thinking and working mathematically
  • Syllabus and mathematical principals
  • Principles and practices for teaching of statistics and probability
  • Teaching space and geometry
  • Teaching Patterns and Albegra
  • Teaching Measurement

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.