ESM704 - Problem Solving and Modelling


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

2021: Not offered

From 2022:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)

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

Students must be enrolled in course E760, E763 or E765


Students enrolled in course E763 or E765 commencing 2020, must pass unit EEE754 plus 1 unit from EEE755, EEE756, EPR731, EPR751



Incompatible with:


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 - cloud (online)

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks).

It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester.


This unit focuses on two key elements in the teaching of Foundation 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.

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