In this unit students will develop the knowledge and skills to understand the complexities of student learning in senior secondary Maths teaching (years 10-12) and incorporate these into their development of curriculum materials.
The unit combines contemporary Maths educational theory with the content and philosophy of the Australian Curriculum in Maths (ACARA, 2013). The unit explores the teaching of Essential and General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.
Students will demonstrate student-centred and inquiry-based approaches to Mathematics learning through the design of contextually engaging learning sequences, including lesson and assessment planning, directed investigations, formative and summative tasks, Mathematical writing, the use of ICT, computers and graphical calculators to engage students in Maths classrooms. Lesson sequences will focus upon the facilitation of a range of student learning outcomes in Mathematics including: conceptual and technical understanding, reasoning skills, communication skills, strategies and interpretation skills. It is expected that all students will have a Graphics Calculator (e.g.TI 83-84, CAS ).
Prescribed Text - TEACHING SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS
RECOMMENDED TEXT - THE MATH TEACHERS KNOW
RECOMMENDED TEXT - DESIGNING AND USING MATHEMATICAL TASKS