This unit builds on the content knowledge and pedagogic content knowledge developed in Mathematics Education 1 (EMA100) and 2 (EMA200), translating them into practice through the processes of mathematising and contextualising. Mathematising moves in from the context to the mathematics, using processes such as mathematical modelling, to enable students to 'read the world' with mathematics. This is a key component of a critical orientation to numeracy. Contextualising moves out from the mathematics to the context, enabling teachers to customise learning to specific contexts including Indigenous education. The development of a socially just and inclusive mathematics curriculum is a key outcome of contextualising.
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