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
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School 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

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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