ESM424 - Mathematics: Curriculum Study


2021 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 simultaneously focuses on mathematical content and teaching and learning approaches that increase Year 7-10 students' opportunities to learn mathematics. It is informed by findings from middle years research, and guided by the Australian Curriculum. Autonomous student thinking is a focus of attention.

A diversity of tasks from various mathematical domains (e.g. the content areas: number and algebra, geometry and measurement, probability and statistics, and proficiencies: understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning) are examined. Tasks are then designed and implemented, and reflections upon the learning that occurred are a focus intended to develop the types of thinking of reflective teachers. Many complexities associated with classroom teaching (e.g., catering for individual differences, implementing effective group work, and capitalising on technology to support student learning) are identified and discussed.

Study of assessment techniques focuses on monitoring student progress to promote further learning, assessing students' mathematical performance, and providing opportunities for students to demonstrate they can work mathematically.

Unit Fee Information

Click on the fee link below which describes you:

Talk to a Deakin adviser about studying at Deakin today

Call 1800 693 888Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm AEST
Chat live nowMonday to Thursday: 8am to 7pm AEST
Friday: 9am to 5pm AEST