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ESM433 - Exploring Space and Number

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Offering information:

Offered in alternate years 2011, 2013

Enrolment modes:(X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
Unit chair:

S Groves

Incompatible with: SIT197, SIT198

Content

This unit explores two fundamental areas of mathematics, space and number, and provides participants with ideas for teaching that exploit this knowledge. Topics covered include: the natural, rational and real numbers; the role of written, mental and calculator computation; using mental computation as a vehicle for enhancing number sense and developing explanation skills; the potential of the calculator to foster children’s exploration of number; using geometry in art and design, including paper engineering and the work of M. C. Escher, as a vehicle for meaningfully engaging students from Prep to Year 10 with the space content of the curriculum. Participants will be expected to reflect on issues related to pedagogical approaches that enhance students’ construction of their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts.

Assessment

Two written assignments (Each 50%) based on mathematical and pedagogical aspects of space and number, including a report on implementing activities with students. Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$680$544$544$2085$2263

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
**** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2005
***** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2006
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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