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ESM704 - Problem Solving and Modelling

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Li




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Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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%).

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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