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ESM704 - Problem Solving and Modelling

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in E760, E763, E763T or E765

Unit chair:

Jun Li





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Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit focuses on two key elements in the teaching of Foundation to Year 12 mathematics: problem solving and modelling. The unit will address topics including: the nature of mathematical problems and the problem solving process; the concept of a mathematical model and the modelling process; the role of problem solving and modelling in the school curriculum; organising classrooms for problem solving and modelling; and what constitutes a mathematically rich problem or situation for use in classrooms.


Portfolio of problem solving and modelling tasks, equivalent to 2000 words, 40%

Literature review of an aspect of problem solving or modelling, 1500 words, 30%

Reflective report on the development and teaching of a sequence of problem solving or modelling sessions, equivalent to 1500 words, 30%

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