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MSE3203 Planning and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics
Credit Points: 15
MSE3103 Teaching Lower Secondary Mathematics

In this unit, students will begin to consolidate their understanding of the teaching and learning of secondary school mathematics, and will look more closely at general curriculum planning and written assessment. They will achieve this through interrogation of the structure, philosophy and intentions of the Curriculum Framework, and by planning a sequence of mathematics lessons within a particular topic, together with a comprehensive set of outcomes and a written assessment. Emphasis will be placed upon developing a mathematical inquiry theme in teaching and learning of the skill clusters. Some senior school content and assessment will also be explored. Current resources such as texts, calculators, visual aids, and some multimedia technologies, will be examined and evaluated for their teaching effectiveness. Practical teaching strategies for overcoming common mathematical misconceptions will be explored, and the unit will focus upon the importance of classroom communication and meaningful, student-centred assessment practices, relating these ideas to relevant educational theory.



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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