ESM704 - Problem Solving and Modelling
Offered in alternate years 2016, 2018.
|Unit chair:||J Li|
This unit focuses on two key elements in the teaching of K 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%).