ESM733 - Exploring Space and Number

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)*

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

Students must be enrolled in course E760, E763 or E765

Prerequisite:

Students enrolled in E763.2 or E765.2, must pass unit EEE754, plus 1 unit from EEE755, EEE756, EPR731, EPR751

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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.

Note:

* Offered in alternating odd years: next intake 2021

Content

This unit explores two fundamental areas of mathematics, space and number, and provides participants with ideas for teaching that exploit this knowledge. Topics covered include: the natural, rational and real numbers; an introduction to one of the major modern applications of elementary number theory, public key cryptography; using geometry in art and design, including paper engineering and the work of M. C. Escher, as a vehicle for meaningfully engaging students from Years 7 to 10 with the space content of the curriculum. Participants will be expected to reflect on issues related to pedagogical approaches that enhance students' construction of their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts.

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