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Course aim

To deepen students’ personal understandings of the goals, purposes and methods of teaching mathematics in the middle and senior years of schooling.

Course content

The students will develop deeper understanding of the nature of knowledge in and purpose of teaching mathematics. The students will critique the impact of learning theory on the teaching of mathematics and examine assessment in mathematics, the teaching methodologies appropriate for junior secondary mathematics, the use of computers and calculators in mathematics teaching and curriculum documents.

Teaching method

Internal, Mawson Lakes
Workshop3 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Internal, Mawson Lakes
Essay1500 words30%N/A
Group presentationN/A30%50 minutes
ExaminationN/A40%2 hours


EFTSL*: 0.1250
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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