ESM424 - Mathematics: Curriculum Study


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D347, D351, E359 or E377


Minimum discipline study requirement is successful completion of three relevant units of mathematics with at least one of these units at the second year level. Statistics is accepted as a mathematics unit provided it is taken within a Mathematics Department.



Incompatible with:

EME209, EME409, ESM724

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week, and asynchronous online discussions through cloud

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Virtual synchronous online discussions, opportunities to present orally through platforms such as Blackboard Collaborate, and asynchronous online discussions through cloud


This unit focuses on subjects within senior years/post-compulsory mathematics education as outlined in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and state and territory curricula. 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 in the second last year of schooling in ways that prepare students for assessment in their last year of secondary school.

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