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 examines the teaching of probability and statistics in junior secondary school from all perspectives. There will be a focus on the importance of teaching in context and on developing students’ ability to communicate quantitative information clearly and correctly. It introduces the notion of statistical literacy and the importance of embedding the teaching of chance and data within real world contexts, developing students’ critical thinking and ability to discuss, display and interpret quantitative data. Particular attention will be given to misconceptions commonly associated with measurement and chance. Strategies for engaging students in real problems, including practical work will be discussed. Participants will study the use of statistics software for teaching. Assessment practices of, for and as learning and effective questioning and orchestrating discussion is a focus. Practical teaching tasks will complement theory. Students will be expected to participate in intensive teaching, complete 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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