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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 closer interrogation of the structure, philosophy and intentions of the Australian Curriculum (AC) for mathematics, supported by the WA Curriculum Framework; and by planning a sequence of mathematics lessons within a particular topic, including a written assessment. These will be linked comprehensively to relevant AC content descriptors and their elaborations. Again, emphasis will be placed upon developing a mathematical inquiry theme in teaching and learning in the AC skills strands of Number and Algebra, Statistics and Probability and Measurement and Geometry, and these will in turn be aligned with the WA CF clusters. Some senior school content and assessment will also be explored. Current resources such as texts, visual and concrete manipulatives, and computer websites, will be examined and evaluated for their teaching effectiveness.Practical teaching strategies for overcoming common mathematical misconceptions will again be explored. In this way, the unit will again 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
MIAAGWMathematics Education Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013