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MSE3103 Teaching Lower Secondary Mathematics
Credit Points: 15
This unit provides an introduction to the teaching and learning of lower secondary school mathematics. The fundamentals of learning theory will be practically applied to the specific teaching of mathematics. Activities for promoting participation will be introduced, and students will have opportunity to plan a variety of mathematics lessons, assessments and activities consistent with the Curriculum Framework outcome statements. A pedagogical focus will be upon developing an appreciation of mathematics as a useful and creatively interesting area of study by regularly incorporating mathematical investigation in the classroom, and by focusing on developing mathematical literacy. Useful teaching resources and tools will be demonstrated and their classroom application explored. Years 8 to 10 will be the focus, but reference will also be made to important mathematical concepts established in the late primary years.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K23Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Science
MIAACEMathematics Education Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009