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ESM733 - Exploring Space and Number

Unit details


2017 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)

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

Student must be enrolled in course E760, E763, E763T, or E765

Unit chair:

Susie Groves





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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; an introduction to one of the major modern applications of elementary number theory, public key cryptography; using geometry in art and design, including paper engineering and the work of M. C. Escher, as a vehicle for meaningfully engaging students from Years 7 to 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.


Portfolio of tasks, equivalent to 2000 words, 40%

Literature review, 1500 words, 30%

Report on a sequence of three lessons, 1500 words, 30%

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