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MSE3101 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 classroom participation will be introduced, and students will have opportunity to plan a variety of mathematics lessons, assessments and activities consistent both with the scope and sequence of the Australian Curriculum and the Western Australian Curriculum Framework (WACF) outcome statements. Pedagogy will encourage the development of an appreciation of mathematics as a useful and creatively interesting area of study by regularly incorporating mathematical investigation into classroom learning, and by focusing on developing mathematical literacy. Useful teaching resources and tools will be demonstrated and their classroom application explored. The mathematical content covered will include the Australian Curriculum strands Number and algebra, Statistics and probability, and Measurement and geometry; and these in turn will be aligned with the WACF clusters Appreciating Mathematics, Working Mathematically, Number, Measurement, Chance and Data, Space, and Pre-Algebra/Algebra. Years 7 to 10 will be the focus, but some reference will also be made to important mathematical concepts established in the preceding primary years.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIAAGWMathematics Education Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013