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MSE3102 Planning and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics
Credit Points: 15
MSE3101 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 further interrogation of the structure, philosophy and intentions of the Curriculum Framework, by consideration of the scope and sequence of the incoming Australian Curriculum (AC), and by planning a sequence of mathematics lessons within a particular topic, together with a comprehensive set of outcomes and a written assessment. Again, emphasis will be placed upon developing a mathematical inquiry theme in teaching and learning in the skill clusters of Number, Measurement, Chance and Data, Space, and Algebra (Years 7-10), in turn aligned with the new AC strands Number and Algebra, Probability and Statistics, and Measurement and Geometry. Current resources such as texts, visual aids, and some computer programs, will be examined and evaluated for their teaching effectiveness. Practical teaching strategies for overcoming common mathematical misconceptions will again be explored, and the unit will again focus upon the importance of classroom communication and meaningful, student-centred assessment practices.

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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011