Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2015.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 |
Total Time Commitment:
|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 Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject explores the content and pedagogical content knowledge needed to teach the Algebra strand in junior secondary mathematics, including expressing generality, functions and graphs, equations and algebraic properties of number. Participants will study research on students’ mathematical thinking and effective teaching methods, analyse major teaching resources including instructional software, spreadsheets and graphics calculators. Methods of planning units of work and longer sequences will be a focus. Research and practice on teaching for procedural fluency and conceptual understanding, will be reviewed. 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
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.
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|
Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Teaching (Years 7-10) |
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