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ESM725 - Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), 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:

Gaye Williams

Prerequisite:

ESM724

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

EME425, ESM225, ESM425

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit focuses on mathematics units within the Victorian Certificate of Education (Foundation Mathematics, General Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods 1/2 3/4, Specialist Mathematics), and mathematics associated with the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). As the National Mathematics Curriculum is developed, it will also focus on this.

 

The unit simultaneously examines mathematical content and teaching approaches that optimise student learning of that content. Attention is paid to developing teacher ability to sequence mathematical topics to increase student opportunities to think autonomously; to strengthen the connections they make between areas of mathematical content, and the contexts to which this mathematics applies.

Assessment procedures are examined for the purpose of identifying how to increase student learning by progressive monitoring, and how to best assist students to meet assessment requirements. Design of assessment tasks is considered in the light of ways to monitor ongoing learning and how to assess at Units 1 and 2 in ways that prepare students for assessment in Units 3 and 4.

Assessment

Review of the Curriculum, 3000 words, 60%

Teaching for Understanding, 2000 words, 40%

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