Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours.
Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Knowledge of mathematics to Year 10 level, and general knowledge of teaching practices in any subject.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
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|Subject Overview:||This subject explores the content and pedagogical content knowledge needed to teach the Space and Measurement strands in junior secondary mathematics, including units and conversions, area and volume, practical measuring and measurement error, trigonometry, visualisation in 2D and 3D, transformations and geometry. Participants will study research on students’ mathematical thinking and effective teaching methods, analyse major teaching resources including dynamic geometry, instructional software and applets. Engaging students in mathematics and developing a productive disposition; equity in mathematics learning (e.g. gender). Practical teaching tasks will complement theory. Students will be expected to participate in intensive teaching, completion of weekly exercises to satisfactory standard and regularly contribute to the electronic forum.|
On completion of this subject, participants will be able to:
Goos, M., Stillman, G., & Vale, C. (2007). Teaching secondary school mathematics: Research and practice for the 21st century. Sydney: Allen & Unwin
Further readings will be provided.
Special requirement Years 7-10. Handheld calculator or computer software recommended for use in the VCE subject Further Mathematics.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Postgraduate Certificate in Mathematics Teaching (Years 7-10) |
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