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Offered in alternate years 2014, 2016.
|Unit chair:||S Groves|
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 2400 words) (40%); essay on teaching and learning problem solving and modelling (1800 words) (30%); reflective report on the development and teaching of a series of problem solving or modelling sessions (equivalent to 1800 words) (30%).
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