ESM425 - Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

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

Must be enrolled in D347, D351, or E377





Incompatible with:

EME425, ESM225, ESM725

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


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


Student Equipment Purchases:

Learning experiences and assessment activities in this unit require that students have access to a CAS-enabled calculator throughout the Trimester


This unit focuses on subjects within senior years/post compulsory education as outlined in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and state curricula. For example, in Victoria, this includes mathematics within the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), and mathematics associated with the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). 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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