Mathematics: Teaching with Technology

Subject EDUC90615 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours.
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours.





Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

You cannot undertake this subject if you have completed:

Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject examines how the teaching of mathematics in upper primary and secondary schools and beyond can be enhanced by the use of new computer and calculator technologies. The impact on curriculum, on presentation, on teaching, on assessment and on ways of doing mathematics will be considered. The main focus will be on the use of software and calculators that are mathematically able, open platforms that provide opportunities for changed pedagogies. Participants will have the opportunity to develop new skills for teaching with technology, to study theories underlying educational uses and theories of representation in mathematics, and to review products and examine their educational uses. Participants will select a specialisation in technology appropriate to the age group of most interest.

Learning Outcomes:

Students completing this subject will

  • develop advanced skills in the use of selected computer and calculator technologies for teaching mathematics;
  • understand the nature of the pedagogical opportunities provided by new technologies and how they can best be exploited;
  • be able to analyse aspects of teaching with technology in terms of current educational theories;
  • be able to devise and critique educational materials that use new technologies.
  • A 15 minute oral presentation and accompanying documentation, demonstrating a specific use of teaching with technology, which highlights a key concern or opportunity. 1000 words equivalent. 20 per cent. During subject.
  • An article suitable for a professional journal that provides advice for teachers on a specific aspect of teaching mathematics with technology. 2500 words. 50 per cent.End of subject.
  • A pedagogical analysis of the use of technology in one carefully selected lesson. 1500 words. 30 per cent. Mid-subject.
  • Active contribution, including demonstration of technology skills, in at least 80% of sessions. Hurdle requirement.

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students completing this subject should be able to:

  • demonstrate a superior knowledge and understanding of educational theory and practice in general and as it applies to teaching mathematics with technology;
  • express informed opinions about teaching mathematics with technology;
  • have an understanding of the theory and practice of educational research needed to evaluate research literature and carry out appropriate research activity;
  • make effective use of the findings of educational writings and research in addressing professional problems;
  • have the depth of knowledge and understanding that will enable them to be a resource for colleagues in particular professional situations.
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework
Master of Education (Stream 150)
Master of Numeracy

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